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Tracy Gets a New Outlook on Life

Tracy came to Sevita’s Lawrenceville, NJ, program in December 2020. She was experiencing short-term memory and physical challenges following a cryptogenic stroke.

Before coming to Sevita, she was in a nursing home. Tracy’s family wanted a program better suited for her success and felt Sevita would help her meet her goals.

“Our goal was to get her to be functional and to take care of herself again,” said Bill, Tracy’s father. “We connected with Andre Kerr, and he made a tremendous effort to get her in the program.”

Tracy is paralyzed in her right arm and leg and has challenges with her speech. She expressed to the Sevita team that her main goal was to be independent and live at home. The care team work with her on basics like washing, dressing, meal planning, and other skills to prepare her for a more independent life.

Determined to succeed

“Tracy is a determined individual who is working towards her goal to become independent, where she can access the community as she once did,” said Andre Kerr, Clinical Evaluator with Sevita.

Tracy’s strength and determination are helping her make progress.

“Tracy has greatly improved on her speech and independently uses her strategies within a conversation to better connect with others,” said Speech-Language Pathologist Karin Fortin.

Her father has noticed a positive change, too.

“Her outlook on life has improved,” said Bill. “She has a whole new meaning to life. My advice to others going through something similar is to not give up and to keep doing what you can do. Access the available resources.”

Her outlook on life has improved. She has a whole new meaning to life. My advice to others going through something similar is to not give up and to keep doing what you can do. Bill Father of Tracy, individual served by Sevita

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