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

Andres Ramos with Robin Westberg, occupational therapist assistant, left, and Whitney Clark, physical therapist assistant

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...

Cancer patient regains mobility at Desert Cove Nursing Center

Left to right: Kelley Delcamp, speech therapist; Rodney Tilbury; Tina Garrett, physical therapist; and Karley Kammer, occupational therapist

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

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...

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps accident victim increase independence

Eddie Hinojosa

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 resident wins Christmas card contest

Hilda Spahich’s Christmas card artwork

Hilda Spahich, a resident at Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, is proud that her artwork is now being sent around the country on the front of hundreds of Christmas cards.

Desert Cove Nursing Center helps man regain independence after stroke

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A stroke left Gary Rogers weak on both sides of his body and in need of rehabilitation just after Christmas 2015.

On Dec. 30, Rogers came to Desert Cove Nursing Center in Chandler, Arizona, to undergo therapy and restore his independence. When he arrived, he needed two people to help him move and to complete his daily self-care tasks.