Joyce admitted to Mississippi Valley Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center in September of 2016. Here is what Joyce has to say about her stay:
“For the whole of 2016, I have been either in the hospital or a nursing home. When the Lord led me to Mississippi Valley, I did not want to go. When I arrived, I was bed ridden, bound to a wheel chair and on a ventilator because my CO2 levels were too high and I went into a coma.
Since my time at Mississippi Valley, I have achieved so much. I thank God, every day for sending me to Mississippi Valley as I am no longer bed ridden or bound to a wheel chair. I can now walk with assistance. Mississippi Valley’s therapy department has worked with me diligently until I was able to walk again.
Respiratory therapy has a great staff and pay close attention to my ventilator to keep my rate of breathing to where each week I was able to come off the machine more and more. The machine is now no longer breathing for me and now I am breathing on my own and no longer need to use the ventilator at all. This is all due to the team effort of the Respiratory department, the nurses and C.N.A.’s that care for me by getting my medicine to me on time and taking time to do my treatments. The C.N.A.’s answer my call-light in a timely fashion to take care of my needs. I would just like to public to know that if it was not for Mississippi Valley, I would probably still be in a wheel chair and on a ventilator.
The activity staff here has tried to get me to get involved with different activities but I really didn’t want to. They knew it would be good for me to get out of my room more so they kept on trying. I decided to try bingo and the different crafts. They helped me become more social and now, I really enjoy being with other residents and other activities like bible study.
This is one of the best nursing homes that I have ever been in and I know this because I have been in two others.
Thanks to Mississippi Valley, I again live on my own in the community.”