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Life Care of Waynesville helps Avants win against Parkinson’s, strokes

Major James Avants with his wife, dog and care team

Retired U.S. Army Major James Avants served as a company commander in the Gulf War, but he recently found himself in a battle for his health. 

Avants has Parkinson’s disease, and after he suffered two strokes, he was weak and unable to take care of himself. That’s when he came to Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri...

Life Care Center of Waynesville helps Dunegan recover from heart attack

Daniel Dunegan surrounded by his care team

A heart attack and bypass surgery left Daniel Dunegan feeling weak and in pain.

Dunegan came to Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, on March 13, 2017, for rehabilitation. When he arrived, he needed assistance with walking, transferring from one surface to another and balancing while standing....

Life Care Center of Waynesville gets Odell home after pneumonia

Eula Odell making pizza with Kristin Swinchoski, occupational therapist

Eula Odell was hospitalized twice for pneumonia and suffered from acute respiratory failure with hypoxia, a lack of oxygen through her body.

When Odell arrived at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri, on March 7, 2017, she was on oxygen and could only walk 20 feet with a front-wheeled walker....

Life Care Center of Waynesville helps patient regain independence

Bernadette Borchelt and Cherry Estilo, physical therapist

In Dec. 2015, Bernadette Borchelt suffered a severe fall, causing a traumatic brain injury and the protrusion of one of her spinal discs, compressing her spinal cord and paralyzing her arms and legs.

By Jan. 2016, Borchelt had arrived at Life Care Center of Waynesville, Missouri. Her first few months at the facility brought many obstacles, including a few rehospitalizations, but Borchelt was determined to push forward with her rehabilitation....