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Cancer patient regains mobility at Desert Cove Nursing Center

Rodney Tilbury came to Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, with a lot of health challenges.

Tilbury had surgery for neuroendocrine cancer, and then experienced respiratory failure and pneumonia. When he arrived at Desert Cove on July 1, 2017, he was on a feeding tube and was extremely weak....

Desert Cove Nursing Center resident wins Christmas card contest

Mary Knowles, a 65-year-old resident at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, is proud that her artwork is now being sent around the country on the front of hundreds of Christmas cards.

Each year, parent company Life Care Centers of America invites residents in more than 200 nursing and rehab facilities to submit Christmas card designs...

Everhart recovers from broken leg at Desert Cove Nursing Center

After breaking her left leg in a fall and having surgery to fix it, Mary Everhart came to Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, for rehabilitation. 

When Everhart arrived at the skilled nursing and rehab center on July 27, 2018, she needed extensive assistance with bathing and dressing and moderate assistance with walking, bed mobility, transfers and standing balance...

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps accident victim increase independence

Eddie Hinojosa, a landscaper, was in a car accident in May 2016, which would forever change his life.

The accident caused a traumatic brain injury and a fractured spine. Hinojosa, only 33 years old, spent seven months in multiple rehab facilities and the hospital before coming to Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, on Dec. 20....

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps Joubert recover from mini-stroke

Cheryl Joubert is no stranger to Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona.

After having been at the facility 12 times for rehab, Joubert often returns to visit residents and staff following her discharges. However, on May 14, 2018, Joubert found herself once again on the receiving end of care after being admitted for TIA and aphasia.

Tempe woman recovers from infection at Desert Cove Nursing Center

Infection sent Tempe, Arizona, resident Elsie Tank to the hospital in June 2018, but rehabilitation helped her recover and return home.

When Tank arrived at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, on June 20, she was very weak and unable to walk, get out of bed without total assistance, bathe or dress herself...

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps mom of two get home after surgery

Angelica Rentas is a 40-year-old mother of 12-year-old twins, so when she broke her left leg, it was important to her to get home to her children.

Rentas arrived at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, on May 31, 2018, for rehabilitation. She was unable to walk and needed extensive assistance with dressing and bathing...

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps 99-year-old patient get home fast

Zona Shepherd, 99, is the oldest living graduate of Chandler High School in Arizona from 1938.

She is also healthy and living back at home, thanks to the team at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, who recently assisted her after an acute kidney injury....

Legg regains independence at Desert Cove Nursing Center

Seventy-two-year-old Beverly Legg is still working at Fry’s Food Store, even after having a total left hip replacement.

It was Desert Cove Nursing Center that helped Legg get back on her feet after the surgery. Legg came to the skilled nursing and rehab center on March 1, 2018...

2 weeks at Desert Cove Nursing Center helps Ramos recover from stroke

It was a rapid recovery for Andres “Buck” Ramos at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona.

The 44-year-old landscaper came to the facility on Dec. 6, 2017, after a stroke and respiratory failure. Ramos was weak and had dysphagia, the inability to swallow...