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Larry Criswell - Skilled Care

By Larry Criswell

Due to a number of recent health issues, Larry Criswell of Grinnell has been in and out of the hospital numerous times since December 2018. Following his most recent hospitalization, Larry chose to have rehab at St. Francis Manor to regain his strength and balance before safely returning home. “I’ve always heard very good things about St. Francis Manor and its Rehabilitation Clinic and knew it was the place to go,” said Larry. “I received very good care and the food was very good too—thanks to my daughter, Cindy (Dietary Manager)!”

During Larry’s six-week stay at St. Francis Manor, he received physical therapy twice each day which included exercises to improve his cardiovascular function as well as his strength.  Physical Therapist Assistant Tim Stahl said, “Larry did not let his many medical setbacks prevent him from being motivated to succeed and his positive attitude ultimately helped him to return home.”

Larry’s wife, Pat, shared that after he returned home in March 2019, she was concerned about everything required of her to care for him. “Tiffany (Administrator/RN) and Morgan (Director of Nursing) were fantastic!  They calmed me down and were very patient in answering my many questions,” said Pat Criswell.  After returning home, Larry continued to receive physical therapy on an outpatient basis through the Rehabilitation Clinic at St. Francis Manor and successfully finished his treatment program on May 1. “Now I just need to gain a little weight,” joked Larry.

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