Back row: Carrie Gordon, physical therapist assistant; William Fair; Heidi Barkyoumb, occupational therapist assistant; and Hannah Smartt, PTA.  Front row: Jennifer Bishop, nurse, and Starr Crater, COTA

After having a hip replacement, William Fair came to Life Care Center of Athens, Tennessee, for rehabilitation.


When he arrived on May 19, 2018, Fair needed someone standing by his side assisting him with walking and transferring from one surface to another, such as from a bed to a chair. He also needed moderate assistance to get dressed and some assistance with bathing.


The physical therapy team helped Fair work on strength training for his legs, as well as his standing balance, activity tolerance and walking. They also helped him decrease his pain.


The occupational therapy team taught Fair how to use adaptive equipment to increase his independence in bathing and dressing. They also helped him with safety awareness in home tasks.


“I thank Life Care Center of Athens for making it possible to recover from a broken hip,” said Fair. “All the assistance I received from all the folks in therapy was excellent and caring.”


Fair was able to regain his independence and returned home on June 13.