September 16-22, we celebrated National Rehabilitation Awareness Week. This week was established by the National Rehabilitation Awareness Foundation to "educate people about the benefits and impact of rehabilitation, develop programs which aim to increase opportunities for the nearly 50 million Americans with disabilities, and help those who are disabled live up to their fullest potential."
At Fulton Presbyterian Manor, we're blessed with many professionals who help in this field, but we'd like to highlight two in particular, Karen Werdehausen and Shaeana Cobbins. Both work for Aegis Therapies.
For Karen, what she enjoys most is "being able to help them through their illness and change their quality of life. I love being able to get them strong enough to return home where they want to be. In the 12 years I've been at Fulton Presbyterian Manor, I've made some amazing friendships, met some amazing families that I've become close with, and hopefully, have impacted many patient's lives."
Shaeana enjoys this personal connection with residents as well.
"The wealth of knowledge they share through stories from past experiences has left me so inspired. I've encountered many new friends by providing rehab services to the senior population."
Thank you to Shaeana and Karen and all rehabilitation professionals for helping residents and others reclaim their quality of life!