From Wheelchair to Walking Club: A Brandywine Living & Virtua Success Story

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Stories are the perfect way to message how our collaborative partnerships with leading hospitals (and other providers or organizations) help support our efforts in keeping our residents happy and healthy at home.  Enjoy.

OUR STORY

Patricia Cray (85), a resident at Brandywine Living at Moorestown, enjoys walking daily with her friends at the community, but wasn’t always able to.

“I came from rehab into assisted living in a wheelchair and very unsteady on my feet,” said Patricia.

Bridget Gromlovits, Physical Therapist with Virtua, worked with Patricia twice a week on building strength, balance and confidence for 3 months. These services were available to Patricia through Brandywine Living and Virtua’s collaborative partnership, which includes i
n-house rehabilitative therapy. Patricia was eventually able to progress from being wheelchair dependent to using a walker and climbing stairs.

brandywine living at moorestown, from wheelchair to walking“I had the pleasure of working with Patricia Cray during her recovery from a traumatic injury. Her positive attitude kept her motivated, as we worked together,” said Bridget.

Patricia commented:

“Bridget, Brandywine and Virtua did an amazing job with me. Bridget always made me feel safe which allowed me to be myself.”

 

OUR WELLNESS ADVICE

“Stay moving! Always go to the exercise classes by Virtua instructors! Go to all of the activities to keep your mind sharp, ask for help and stay safe,” said Patricia Cray, resident at Brandywine Living at Moorestown.

“Being active is key to a healthy lifestyle. Even if you may not be able to participate in an entire class, you will get a benefit from what you can do and over time you may be able to do more,” advised Bridget Gromlovits, PT at Virtua in Motion.

ABOUT BRANDYWINE LIVING & VIRTUA’S PARTNERSHIP OF EXCELLENCE

We are proud to collaborate with Virtua on the following services: In-house Rehabilitative Therapy, Primary Care Physician Access On-site, Healthcare Coordination with our Licensed Nursing Team, and Fitness Classes. This collaboration enhances our continuum of care, enabling us to provide the highest quality experience for you and your loved one.

Our Virtua partnership extends it’s reach to our Haddonfield, Moorestown and Voorhees communities.
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