In fact, Sergio’s improvements were substantial enough that he was transferred to Arbor Glen, one of Hope’s residential homes where he could prepare for his next level of care: home.
“It was a big step for Sergio and his family to transition from our transitional rehabilitation program into a more long-term setting,” Karina explains. “We wanted them to feel as comfortable as possible, so we took the steps needed to help them feel confident along the way.”
Arbor Glen was only a temporary stop for Sergio while home modifications were made, and staff helped prepare the family for his arrival. Our team made sure he had the equipment he needed, and that his family received the caregiver training necessary to make his transition a success.
Sergio has transitioned back home with family; participating in outpatient therapy where he continues to defy the odds in other ways – he is beginning to walk again. He’s regaining the use of his left side, despite earlier predictions that he’d never be able to do so, and he’s finding joy in a life that was nearly lost.
“Sergio has been such a joy to have here,” says Karina. “To see his mood, his attitude, and his excitement about the progress he continues to make. Sergio’s told me that he’s so glad that he has a second chance at life. I think that’s a true testament to what he’s gone through and how far he’s come.”
And that’s remarkable.