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Through education and advocacy, CPRNJ is committed to ensuring that post-acute care patients receive the highest level of specialized care they are entitled to.
Our Latest Testimonials
Barbara Kenny does not remember much about the beginning of her rehabilitation stay after emergency surgery for a brain aneurysm last October. She and her husband Frank both laugh now when she says, “I thought I was on a cruise. I kept saying, ‘Frank, I don’t like this cruise.’” But it took five weeks of intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy, as well as 24-hour nursing care to get her to the point where she could go home. “She couldn’t even sit in her wheelchair at first,” Frank said. “They had to support her in the wheelchair and they were afraid she was going to pitch forward and fall out of the chair. She couldn’t tell you what year it was. Bobbie says, "Today, I am still recovering and memories are coming back. I do yoga and some cardio in the pool, but what I would really like to do is read again. I haven't been able to concentrate but if I get a really good book..."
Second grade teacher Marshella Lynn Cass was preparing her classroom for the opening of school last year, when she began to feel tingling in her feet and her legs began to feel heavy. In a few short hours, she was in ICU, enduring test after test to rule out stroke, MS, and Lou Gehrig's disease, to name just a few. Finally doctors told Marcella she likely had Guillain-Barre syndrome, a rapid onset condition caused by the immune system which damages peripheral nerves causing pain, numbness and weakness and affects both sides of the body. “My legs were not working, I could hardly move my feet. I could not stand, my balance was horrible, I had to learn to do everything again." “I can honestly say without the skilled, dedicated, determined, outside-the-box thinking therapists, and access to inpatient rehabilitation I would not be where I am today."
“As a grateful former patient, I am a strong advocate for rehabilitation staying in the national healthcare law. I have autism with severe sensory processing disorder as well as developmental coordination disorder (dyspraxia), hypotonia, and ADHD. Before receiving occupational and physical therapy at Bacharach I could barely leave my house because I was so burned out from being diagnosed late and getting very little help with my impairments throughout school. I fell apart after graduating high school, and I thought I'd be on Supplemental Security Income for the rest of my life, but I'm now a very successful college student. I never could have done it without all that OT. It would be tragic if such services became less accessible and affordable.”