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We needed an ear, nose and throat specialist, but the wait at our HMO was two weeks. What now? An emergency room seemed like overk…
I came into the program not knowing much about COPD. My doctor had not given me much instruction about breathing techniques to practice when I was having trouble breathing. While I was in his waiting room one day, I began speaking with one of the other patients and the topic of pulmonary rehab came up. During my appointment I brought it up to my doctor and he highly recommended the pulmonary rehab program at Kindred Fort Worth Southwest. I contacted the staff and then came in for my initial evaluation. Ron, one of the therapists, was very knowledgeable, pleasant and informative. After my evaluation, I was scheduled to start attending classes within the following week and I did not have to wait. The therapists gave me a book about COPD and I began to receive very valuable information about proper breathing techniques and the reasons to take different medications that have been prescribed to me. I learned the difference between fast acting medication and long acting medication. I've also received numerous handouts that I can refer to when I'm at home. I was taught a lot about oxygen as well. The therapists here are very vigilant during our exercises and they monitor our vital signs very closely. They are also very encouraging during our pulmonary rehab sessions. I now know the reasons for my treatment as this was explained to me in great detail. I was also informed of how to listen to my body if I am over exerting myself. This program has been excellent and I no longer have to guess things about my condition. The therapists also gave me their contact information in case I ever have any questions. I have called in with some questions since then and I have received immediate answers to them. The staff is very courteous and personable and they really take a personal interest in everyone. They make everyone feel very valued. I think that anyone that has been diagnosed with COPD should attend the pulmonary rehab program at Kindred Ft. Worth Southwest. Deeanna B.
Just thought maybe a story would help others understand why I am giving kindred a five star. My daughter was actually the one who did all the research and decided that I should go to Kindred. And we are happy that we made the decision to come here. So kudos to some key individuals that deserve to be highlighted for the outstanding work that they have done in taken care of me. Dr. Adamo who is my primary care physician at the hospital has done an excellent job in providing a great care plan and just visiting me every day to see how I'm doing. Some people who never really get to be in the spotlight is the housekeeping team. However Virginia who works in housekeeping department was very thorough and keeping my room nice and clean. Kind of felt like I was in a hotel. Thank you for doing such a great job. Mia who was my night nurse provided excellent care. If you're here make sure you ask for her as I am sure you will be happy as I was. Yidah who was my nurse during the day is another person who deserves a great kudos. Thank you for providing great care as well. One of the most difficult jobs in the hospital is being a tech because they have to help people do things that they just can't do however still maintaining my divinity. Beverly who was my tech did it outstanding job by going above and beyond. She helps me with a lot of daily task that I wasn't able to do. Jeremy who is the tech also deserves to be in the spotlight. I don't think I cant say enough good things about him and it's kind of difficult for me to explain exactly what he did. However the overall hospitality and care that he provided was outstanding. I don't recall the team member who was in the rehab department but she did an excellent job. Just an overall five-star to that whole entire team. Apologies that I wasn't able to remember your name but kudos to you all. Jennifer who is an intern student who is currently working at kindred is very attentive to my needs. Thank you all.
Its has been a great journey, a total of 36 classes to be percise. I've learned so much about myself and the human body that I didn't know before, especially how the lungs function. I originally didn't want to go to the program however my doctor advised that I go and see them for evaluation. He said once I'm there, just make a best determination if the program was fit for me. So I took his word for it, and give it a try because I didn't have much to lose. Surprising myself I think the program was an excellent choice that I made in my life. We know sometimes when we meet people you can always tell that if that person is really dedicated to helping you, or if they are just there working for the money. However I met a young lady by the name of Tanya who is one of the pulmonary experts. She made me feel so comfortable and at ease about myself and the condition that I was suffering from. She was very interested in me and eager to get me back into the condition that it was before I had this respiratory issue. She was very patient and open minded to the things that happened during my life and how I have struggled with my breathing. She was one of the greatest inspirations and motivated me participate in the class. I would have to say it has been an adventure. During those 36 sessions, each day we were performing various and different activities that worked out each body part however contributing to my breathing recovery. During the exercise they taught me how to work out and breathe properly. Something that I didn't do before! I would have to say that the pulmonary program has made me better understand my body and how to control my breathing using various techniques that they have taught me. I finally graduated from the program but it doesn't stop there! I recently joined 24 hour fitness to keep myself in good shape for myself and family. Please be sure to share my story with them if you read this.
I had to spend Christmas at Kindred but it's ok, as long as I got the best care possible. Which I did! I really appreciated the kindness and care that I received from all the staff at the hospital. I never met one staff their that was unfriendly or just a bad employee of the hospital. Everyone was terrific and I really mean this from the bottom of my heart. They have such a wonderful medical team and everyone should know this. My room was on the 4th floor which was my very own room and I got lucky since it was private room. Some of the nurses that I think deserve a good review are Mickey, Lawanda, Rita, Deborah, Emily, Gerianne, Godfrey, and Donna. I actually didn't remember everybody's names so I had to ask George from the business office to find out exactly who was looking after me so I could do this review. But these nurses are some of the best. They were always checking up on me, giving the best care possible. I don't think I could have asked for a better team than what I received at Kindred. Hard to believe but it's true! Also Dr Moran and Dr Chennupati were some of my favorite doctors. I feel much better now than I was during my admission. Able to walk further, think more clearly and most important is my ability to be more independent. I also have to give credit to the Physical therapy team for making this happen. I was actually walking over 10 to 12 times a day up and down the halls on my own. Romeo and Angela thank you for being the best CNA nurses for me. Was great to have both of you helping me. Romy your my favorite physical therapist and thank you for letting me exercise in my room when I wasn't able to go down to your gym. As I haven't worked for over one year now, I am hoping with my health in a better condition, I'm looking to get more activity and exercise out of myself. Thank you all for your help and everything that you have done to get me where I am today. Salvador
I was in a pulmonary rehab program in 2014 and that was similar in duration to this program. This time a physician related to UT Southwest prescribed this program for me. They wanted me to start immediately so I begin to research online the location of a pulmonary rehab program. I got in contact with somebody that recommended Kindred Ft. Worth Southwest and they also provided a phone number for the program. I called the number and spoke to Ken and he was able to schedule an appointment for my evaluation. One of the pluses to this program is that I could start immediately and they also scheduled me at a time that was convenient for me and my schedule. Some of this,review is going to be based on comparison to the last program that I attended. While attending this program, they explained how to properly use my medications, how to exercise correctly and also taught me how to use the equipment. They all did a very good job with all of these things. They use a device called the Lung Boost for breathing exercises and this device was affordable enough for me to get one of my own for home use. The therapists also explained the benefit of using a spacer for my inhaler so that the medication is better administered. The handouts that they gave me were also very relevant to my situation. However, the equipment here was not in abundance and they could benefit from more of it. Now the exercises were better explained than in the other program and I did benefit more from these exercises than I did at the other program. Overall I think that this is a better program and I also thought that the weight training here was explained very well to me. Ken, Tanya, Ron and Alfred are all very good at what they do. Another positive is that they were very flexible with scheduling and they were willing to work around my schedule. A. Smith
I'm going to give a five star to this nurse who I really think deserves it. Her name is Julia she works during the nightshift. The reason why I give her a five star or if I had the opportunity to give her a six star I would. But she deserves my stars because she is one of the most compassionate nurses that I have ever met. She does everything she possibly can to try to make me feel as comfortable as possible. She sometimes does more than she expected to in trying to make me feel at ease. She also helped to explain some of the medications that I was taking and how it affects me in my recovery. Very smart girl! Julia is definitely somebody that they don't want to lose because I'm very positive it's going to be hard to replace somebody like her. Let me explain just a little bit more about Julia. Being a patient at the hospital sometimes we require a little bit more time to communicate or just to get situated inside the room. But since I'm a little timid to ask for her help all the time I'm always trying to tell her that there are other patients who need care maybe more than me. But Julia reinforced that if she spends around 15 minutes with me that I would be less likely to push the call light after she left the room. And you know what it's very true! My mother was a nurse and my grandmother was also a nurse so I can definitely identify who is a good nurse. Jeff, Jeff, Jeff! Another person I cannot forget to name. He is a nother most learned nurses. Very smart indeed. If I could match Jeff up to somebody I remember seeing on TV I would have to say he reminds me of MacGyver. He can make anything happen. He could basically start an IV with a piece of paper and a match. All the nurses know exactly who I'm talking about.
I'm writing because of the amazing service that I received during my time at Kindred. I was referred there by a Doctor who works at Huguely. How I ended up at kindred was a surprise on its own. They told me that I had a few places to select from but the only problem was the admitting date was during December which was very close to the Christmas holiday. Some of the hospitals that I selected had advised that they were understaffed because a majority of the nurses were out on holiday. So they referred me to Kindred and said that they are always staffed there including with the holiday coming around. I actually admitted to Kindred on December 24. When I arrived at the hospital they were very accommodating. I was given my own room on the third floor which was nice but had to share it at the beginning with another roommate before they left. But the staff their have been extremely nice and caring. Something that I expect from any hospital. Not always that you will find nice people to be around. Especially during the holidays when the majority of people would rather be with family instead of working. The good thing about it when they told me about kindred southwest, I knew exactly where it was because are used to help build the houses around the area so I thought that was kind of cool. But overall the doctors and nurses including the techs have been fantastic and my recovery. I'm so glad that I have the opportunity to get a selection of hospitals to go to but at the end choosing Kindred and making that right choice.
Thank you Kindred for providing me with a great pulmonary and physical therapy experience. It wouldn't have been possible without the help of Ron who works for the pulmonary program and Tracy who works as a physical therapist. Ron who is a pulmonary expert has educated me on things that I never knew before. Almost feels like starting class as 101. He has educated me on how to control my breathing and how to control my stress which leads to my breathing issues. He is surely very knowledgeable at what he does and I seen it firsthand. Some of his good attributes is that he is constantly motivating you no matter if you're doing it wrong or right. I think that something that everybody needs is a, good motivator. I'm sure he's a very humble person and it's kind of hard to people like that these days, especially as some therapist think highly of themselves. Tracy who was my therapist and the physical therapy department is another outstanding individual. she is another person that helps to motivate you to give your best even though you're not always fit for it. I really appreciate your help and all you done in trying to rehabilitate me. Kindred is a place I would surely come back to if I had a choice and a place I would recommend to others. My wife also thinks the same! However don't take my word for it; it's always great to visit them and experience it for yourself. Anes R
I have been really, really lucky to have a great nursing team looking after me during my time at Kindred. It's not always easy admitting to a hospital that you've never been before and not really knowing what you going to be walking into. As this was my first admission to the hospital I have found the experience to be very pleasing. I haven't met one staff who was disrespectful and uncaring to me during my time their. I guess I might be one of the lucky individuals to have caring people looking after me or it might be a sign of great health care. As a patient who had pneumonia, we know it's not a great experience. And I really appreciate the nurses, doctors, and the entire team for providing such great care and service. Also a round of applause to the physical therapy team for motivating me in my physical therapy program. It helps a lot especially when you are someone who stays alone and has to be independent once you get discharged. Before I end my story I like to let everybody know that there is a nurse who works during the night by the name of Gloria who has been such a terrific nurse. I understand she travels a long distance to get to work and to look after people such as myself. God bless her for her kindness and are helping hand to others in times of need. Without individual such as yourself the world wouldn't be such a great place. Shirley A.
I was at medical Plaza for about five days then later being discharged to my house out in Weatherford. Medical Plaza had placed two stents on my upper chest due to blockage in the arteries. Later getting well I returned home with a service provided by Medical Plaza known as home health. The home health company that was looking after me was Kindred at home. With only one day of service provided by kindred at home, Sunny Williamson who is a RN for kindred suggested that I needed to go to a hospital where they can constantly monitor me because she felt that I was not in the right condition to be at home alone. She was able to detect that something just wasn't right. If she personally didn't suggest that I get admitted into a hospital, currently today I don't know what condition I would be in. After arriving at Kindred Southwest they had determined I had developed pneumonia in the right lung. When I arrive they assigned doctor Adamo as my care physician. He was the one who had determined I had pneumonia. A Great doctor with a wealth of knowledge. I told one of my nurses that I hope he can be my primary physician once I leave. Thank you to the doctors and the nurses who have taken care of me. Would recommend Kindred including Kindred at Home, home health