GHPC’s Kristi Fuller Published in the SaportaReport

As a single mother of two young girls, Michelle found herself in a nursing facility after suffering from a brain-stem stroke which led to loss of speech and quadriplegia.

“No one belongs in a nursing facility,” Michelle* said, “especially not at 34 years old. These are good people here but I didn’t belong there.”

Patricia, 57, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and found herself needing care in a nursing home following a significant attack that affected her ability to use her legs.

Both women, at different ages and with different diagnoses, needed skilled care following a major health event and hospital stay. What they did not know at the time was how long they would stay in the facility — in Patricia’s case for 2½ years.

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