On November 26, 2015, Robert Bentley, 74, was corralling cattle for transportation when a steer kicked him fracturing his right leg. Robert needed surgery to repair his femur and physical rehabilitation to get back to his wife and community. He knew he wanted to go to HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Abilene after witnessing the outcomes his wife experienced there previously.
Robert was admitted to HealthSouth Abilene on November 28 needing assistance to move around and a wheelchair.
“All of the nursing staff was very accommodating,” said Robert. “And the doctor came to see me three to four times a week. My occupational and physical therapists, Tom and Jay, and my certified occupational therapy assistant, Michael, were all very helpful and explained everything about my therapy in detail.”
Following physical rehabilitation, on December 12, Robert was discharged from the hospital. He had progressed to using only crutches and could walk 350 feet.
“If anyone I know needs rehabilitation, I would tell them to come to HealthSouth Abilene.”