I have to start off by saying that Methodist Rehab Hospital is the best place to be!! From the very beginning of me coming in to now when I’m ready to go home everyone has been welcoming with open arms! They are always there checking on you, telling you Good Morning with a smile on their faces! I wish I could win the lottery and I would make sure I took care of everyone here just like they did for me. If I ever got sick again this is the only place I would want to come! The care I received here was unbelievable, I have been talking to my dad about it and told him he needs to tell the mayor! This place deserves to be recommended and recognized! They made me laugh and walk when I never thought I would be able to walk again! If I could give them a 10, I would give them a 30!!! I am blessed to have been able to come here!
My wife had an outstanding stay at Methodist Rehab. From the nurses to the techs to the aides, everyone was courteous and helpful. We did not have to deal with any attitudes. I was very impressed with the hospital food — no complaints whatsoever. It is also conveniently located near my home in the southern sector of Dallas.
After my car accident I thought it would take forever for me to get back to where I was before, but thanks to everyone at Methodist Rehab I am way better and it was a lot faster in my recovery process than I expected! I will definitely be telling anyone and everyone I know that needs rehab services that they should come here!! Therapy does get intense but it was well worth them pushing me to get better than just laying in bed. Everyone here was a Godsend! I appreciate everyone that helped me at this facility!
Staying here while I was getting better to go home was great!! Therapy was hard but they kept me going! They were always encouraging to keep on pushing! All of the nursing staff were right there any time I needed them! If anyone was ever in need of a rehab hospital I would definitely recommend they come here!
This has been my second time coming here! Knowing I would need therapy after surgery I told them right away I wanted to come back here!! Caroline helped me tremendously with my therapy, she re-evaluated me and used her expertise that I believe helped me recover faster. You can tell her desire was to help me be better. Edgar also helped me, encouraged me and pushed me to make sure I got to my goals. Kimberly Thompson is one person I would like to recognize as well, she was always there to help and make a plan for me with a smile on her face! One nurse I had, Angela, was very enlightening, she listened to all of my questions and helped get answers if she didn’t know them. Everyone here made you feel comfortable and you could tell they had a watchful eye on you to make sure you were safe. I was very impressed by the cleanliness of the facility. The food was exceptionally good, even the dietician would come around and ask if there was anything not on the menu I wanted, just request it and she would try to make that happen as well. Dr. Makanbhai was very hands on, even went looking for me in therapy if I wasn’t in my room. He had a very nice mannerism and had a joking state of mind. My stay here was wonderful!
I cannot express enough how wonderful my stay here at Methodist Rehab was! Everyone was very patient with me and helped me out so much!! My doctor was always eager to answer any questions myself or my daughter had. The therapists were so nice and helped me so much! All of the nursing staff catered to my every need. The food was great! I have absolutely no complaints about my stay at this facility!
I can’t say enough about how wonderful my stay here has been! I will definitely recommend anyone to come here if they ever need rehab! Everyone bent over backwards to help me. One of the occupational therapists that really stuck out to me was Kara, she had a great personality and sweet demeanor. For physical therapy, Derwin was very good! Dr. Rappa was great in his care for me and making sure I understood everything that was going on, Kathy, my case manager helped make sure I was all set up for when I got discharged home. All of my nurses were amazing! My wife and I loved the cafeteria! They had great food and it was very affordable to visitors! I even loved that they did a Halloween celebration and I participated as being a judge for the costume and pumpkin decorating competition! This definitely helps you feel better! Overall, everything was really great during my stay here! I have no complaints!
Wow! I enjoyed my time at your rehabilitation center. I wish it could have been longer. After I left I found I could walk Much better than before. The therapists were kind, caring and —–pushy. I complained about the stupid bicycle machines but I now realize that I needed that the most. Please tell Neil I’m sorry for complaining so much. The food was usually delicious. All in all this was a good (great) experience.
Arlene (October 2014)
Marian’s Story (written by her daughter)
In December 2010, our mother, Marian, suffered from a Lung embolism, which soon resulted in an ischemic stroke on the right side of the brain.
She was in serious condition for two days, in the ICU unit at Baylor Hospital in Fort Worth. The stroke had left her incapable of moving the whole left side of her body.
At first we were very afraid of losing her; we lived from moment to moment, hoping for the best. After the first 48 hours, she started to show signs of improvement and she was transferred to another unit in the hospital. The fear of what her future would look like started to take over. Would she be able to live a fulfilling life? Would she be able to go home?
The staff started talking about Rehab. We visited a few different facilities and researched all options. We felt very positive after visiting Methodist Rehabilitation hospital, the commute from Fort Worth was far, but it seemed the best place for mom.
We were right. Mom started with intense physical, speech and occupational therapy the first day after arriving. We were amazed, she could put in so much effort, at the hospital she had been very sleepy and seemed too weak to do much more than sleep and eat a little. At Methodist she was encouraged to work hard, by very capable and caring professionals. They really made the difference. She changed from a “broken” woman, back into Mom, a very upbeat, active and friendly woman. She looked forward to going home, picking up her life with dad by her side. After 3 weeks, she got discharged. Dad got training on how to help her at home.
Mom will continue outpatient therapy in the next months at Methodist despite the drive. I know for sure, that the encouragement and professionalism of the therapists and nursing staff, made it possible, for mom to get as far, so fast. I, as her daughter, felt very welcome and involved and want to thank everyone involved with mom”s recovery.
Hilde (Marian’s daughter)
When he arrived at Methodist Rehabilitation Hospital Oct. 20, 2008, Michael Hulshouser was a quadriplegic, stricken by Guillain-Barré Syndrome and barely able to lift his head. Now four months later, under the care of his therapist and the rehabilitation staff, the 48-year-old father of two is able to walk by himself with the aid of a walker.
“My son said that all he wanted for Christmas was for me to be able to walk,” says Hulshouser. “Three weeks after Christmas and three days before my birthday I was able to do that.” Hulshouser says the staff has done wonderful things for him. “I had given up,” he says. “They brought me back.” He also says the hospital has great food and the chef honored any special requests he made. “I’ve gained over 25 pounds since I’ve been here,” he says. The great food, he says, lifted his spirits and aided in his recovery.
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