Lloyd Booth, Jr., is a resident of the Mid-Ohio Valley who had a stroke in November 2007, at the age of 59. He was a patient at the Rehabilitation Center at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
Q: What was your experience like on Inpatient Rehab?
A: If this experience could have been enjoyable, they certainly made it that way. The staff was very professional and able to assist with all of my requirements. I was most impressed with how positive they all were. I spent three and a half weeks there before I was able to go home.
Q: Where did you go for therapy?
A: I had such a good experience with Inpatient Therapy that I decided to go to the Outpatient Therapy at MMH. The therapists there were fantastic. They always had answers to the many questions I had and treated me like I was there only patient.
Q: What is your life like now?
A: I try to do some of the same things I did before. I was a high school basketball referee so now I referee the wheelchair basketball games. I attend a stroke support group and am on the hospital advisory board. I also do peer support for others who have had strokes. I have found other activities to take the place of the ones I can no longer do.
Q: Would you recommend the Rehabilitation Center?
A: If I ever have another problem I would definitely come back and would not hesitate to recommend it to a family member or friends. The community does not realize the realm of service available right here. It's a well kept secret in this area.