After several instances of shaking and feeling dizzy at her home, Elaine Sabol went to the emergency room.
Sabol had experienced essential tremors, characterized by shaking, and a transient ischemic attack, which is a small stroke.
Sabol came to Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington for rehabilitation on June 3, 2019.
Margaret Shomshack recently needed help getting back on her feet after a stroke.
On March 18, 2019, Shomshack came to Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington, for physical and occupational therapies. She needed maximum assistance for getting in and out of bed and for all her self-care...
On April 24, 2019, Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington, celebrated the 101st birthday of resident Ruth Byrd.
Byrd was born in Germany and moved to Lakewood, Washington, with her husband and two children in 1957. She went to college and then taught languages to military personnel at the military school for many years...
Shirley Wood came to Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington, on Oct. 1, 2018, after an extended stay in the hospital for sepsis.
When she arrived, Wood needed two people to help her in and out of bed. She couldn’t stand or walk and couldn’t tolerate sitting up for more than 20 minutes because of pain and weakness...
On March 15, 2018, Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington, hosted a ribbon-cutting for its new rehab wing.
Leaders from the community, the Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce, the facility and its parent company, Life Care Centers of America, were on hand for the special event, which included a reception with hors d’oeuvres...
After Lloyd Filkins had a fall at home, he was sent to the emergency room with weakness and pneumonia.
It was Cottesmore of Life Care in Gig Harbor, Washington, that helped him get back on his feet.
Filkins came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on Feb. 23, 2018, for physical and occupational therapies....
Gig Harbor, Washington, resident Paul Scalzo is back home and independent again after a car accident caused him multiple fractures.
“I spent multiple weeks at Harbor View,” Scalzo shared. “I was feeling apprehensive about going to a rehab facility. I couldn’t get out of bed because I had a lot of pain and I had so much atrophy....”
Each year, runners from all over come to participate in one of several races – a 12K, a 5K and a 2K fun run – through breathtaking Northwest scenery on the peninsula across the Puget Sound from Gig Harbor....
Richard Hermstad enjoys staying busy.
A licensed minister, Hermstad offers counsel to families in crisis and loves to provide the gift of music through his skilled piano playing.
Unfortunately, all of that came to a halt on Hermstad’s 75th birthday when he suffered from a stroke and a traumatic brain injury while playing racquetball.