Monday, December 30, 2013


Versailles Health Care Center hosted its end-of-the-year Holiday Sharing Event at the December Power Over Parkinson’s meeting. The group members brought in their favorite holiday treats to share with everyone. While enjoying refreshments and snacks, the group watched an inspiring NEW video featuring the Parkinson’s LSVT BIG & LOUD Program Successes for 2013. Each member received a copy of the video to share with family and friends.

Several members also shared their story of empowerment over Parkinson’s with the group. Mr. Keith Furlong of Arcanum, Ohio, shared his story. He was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease on July 30, 2013. Furlong’s neurologist, Dr. Louis Krousgrill referred him to Versailles Health Care Center for Parkinson’s therapy treatment. He completed the Parkinson’s specialty programs, including LSVT BIG and LOUD treatments. Furlong said, “I think I can speak for all of us here when I say thank you to everyone at Versailles Health Care Center. When I first started here, I was pessimistic and didn’t care about much anymore. Now I have my life back. Thank you!”

The treatment program that Mr. Furlong and many others have completed are unique certified treatment protocols that are considered the “gold standard” in treating disorders in people with Parkinson’s Disease. Each LSVT BIG and LOUD program is individualized for the patient’s specific needs. The LSVT BIG program addresses safe walking, balance, and trunk rotation. The LSVT LOUD program addresses soft, mumbled, monotone, and hoarse vocal quality. Since implementing the Parkinson’s treatment in 2011 at Versailles Health Care Center, over 100 patients have successfully completed the 16-session program.

After several other group members shared their stories of empowerment over Parkinson’s, Versailles Health Care Center BIG and LOUD therapists, including Speech Therapists Shannon Condon and Heidi Luebke, Physical Therapists Gina Boerger and Stephen Winner, and Physical Therapist Assistant Jennifer Everman, shared their favorite memories of the year. “I enjoy seeing my patients get their life back through the functional improvements gained with this program,” expressed Dr. Stephen Winner, DPT.

Congratulations to Verdin Stucke of Greenville. He was the winner of the door prize giveaway, good for a free entrĂ©e, compliments of Michael Anthony’s at the Inn.

The next Power Over Parkinson’s group will take place on Wednesday, February 12 at 4 pm at The Rehab Clinic at Versailles Health Care Center. It is a FREE event, open to people with Parkinson’s Disease and their families. The topic will be Home Exercise Programs and Goal Setting.

For more information about Power Over Parkinson’s, please call Facility Rehab Director, Shannon Condon, at 937-526-0130.

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