After rehabilitation from stroke: The patient returns to the ward from another direction

Nili (pseudonym) married and mother of two children (11,13), a settlement in the north, is the first swallow of a day rehabilitation program at the Geriatric Center – Rehabilitation of “Amal Tiberias” from the “Labor and Transition” group. The program was initiated and established by the GP of the Department of Rehabilitation – Dr. Harel Ben Zvi and on the spot.

Nili has experienced a number of brain events in the past and another event, just before her son’s ascent to the Torah. She said that she came to rehabilitation with great resistance and felt powerless – physically and especially mentally.

At the same time, after first coming to the rehabilitation department at Amal Tiberias, she was pleasantly surprised to find an aesthetic and clean environment. This immediately lowered the threshold of her anxiety and resistance to the place and process.

For several months, she received treatment and accompaniment from physiotherapy, occupational therapy, dietitian and communication clinician. Nili described that before her arrival she was very nervous and depressed, and did not see how she could get out of the physical and emotional state she was in. Upon arriving at Rehabilitation, she encountered a new reality in which she had to get up, get organized, get dressed and function. It was really exciting for her.

At first she came home exhausted from every day of rehabilitative work, but later she felt a change, was less irritated, less exhausted, and regained her appetite – for both food and life.

Today, about two weeks after the end of her rehabilitation process, Nili arrives once a week as a volunteer and donates to the residents of the place from her time and skills as a remedial teaching teacher. The rehabilitation team excitedly describes that Neely has improved in all functions.

At Amal Tiberias, they wanted to thank the doctors of the Maccabi HMO: Dr. Kathleen Goldenberg, Dr. Hashem Khalifa and Dr. Doron Rimmer, for the cooperation that enabled Nili’s acceptance into this unique program, which was tailored to her size and brought results from years of life.

Nili is very proud to sit on the therapist’s chair after being in the patient’s chair and feels that the staff embraces and encourages her in her new way. Her tip for those who are facing difficulties such as those she has faced and still faces: “Do not be afraid of stigmas, give yourself faith so that you can help yourself and others and never give up.”

By Editor

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