We look after more than 6,000 patients throughout the Midwest every day. From the thousands of patients we treat comes real success stories of how our superior quality health care has helped them rehabilitate, recuperate and recover from illness, surgery or disability. Read about how these individuals were able to return to an independent lifestyle thanks to the exceptional care they received from Great Lakes Caring.
Read about how Great Steps helped Marion Updyke improve her balance and regain strength to reduce her risks of falling. The Great Steps program has given her more peace of mind and made her day-to-day activities easier, “It helps you get back to where you used to be.”
As a thrill seeker, Sylvia Clark lived larger than life. But when she suddenly and unexpectedly lost the energy to live such an active lifestyle, a trip to her physician revealed that she suffered from sleep apnea. Learn how a BiPAP machine from Great Lakes Caring Home Medical Equipment helped bring the adventure back to her life.
Pictures on the wall of France, Rome and other romantic destinations gave away Mrs. Phyllis McHugh’s secret—she loved to travel. She also enjoyed going out to lunch and movies with her friends. But when she was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis, her active life hit a standstill. She became oxygen dependent, and had to rely on machines to breathe.
Dorothy Lubahn knew that something was wrong when her husband Arthur, a natural athlete, did not even have the strength to stand two days after he had undergone heart surgery. She knew he was experiencing terrible pain on the right side of his chest and that he was feeling very weak. So she checked his blood pressure and decided to give him some of the prescription pills that had been sent home from the hospital to help ease any pain he might experience. The doctor had told them that Arthur’s platelets were low, and that there could be some risk with the surgery. She was concerned that his recovery might be slowing because of this. However, she had no idea how serious his condition really was.
Geraldine Stankiewicz didn’t want to leave her home for a nursing facility. Recently discharged from the hospital after suffering from congestive heart failure, her status was touch and go. Along with her heart problems she also suffered from uncontrolled hypertension. The rapid changes in her blood pressure often made her suddenly dizzy, and at risk of a disabling fall.