Success Stories

University Park and Reliant Rehabilitation would like to introduce a recent resident who successfully completed her therapy goals. Essie B. came to University Park after a fracture that required a rehabilitation stay. Essie worked diligently with our therapists to achieve her discharge goals. Physical, speech, and occupational therapies met with Essie 5 times a week for several weeks. She progressed quickly and was eager to meet her functioning goals as planned. It was a delight to work with Essie, and we wish her all the best in her future endeavors.


Marian R is 102 years old and has lived on our Arbor Heights Assisted Living Floor for several years. After a recent hospital stay, Marian moved to our rehabilitation floor so she could receive therapy and hopefully get back to her own apartment. While she was residing on fourth floor, she attended numerous group activities and became very active in facility life. She even attended Saturday morning horse races and won $0.45! After only 3 weeks of physical, speech, and occupational therapies, Marian was able to move back to her assisted living apartment. She met many new friends and hopes to still attend group activities when possible. Congratulations on your rehabilitation success, Marian!


Meet Ruth! Ruth grew up in Webster City, IA with 17 brothers and sisters! Ruth has lived on our Arbor Heights Assisted Living Floor for over 5 years. She is an advocate for residents at our monthly council meetings and enjoys taking part in Monday afternoon bingo. After a recent hospital stay, Ruth returned to our rehabilitation floor to receive physical, speech, and occupational therapies. When Ruth began therapies, she had the goal to return to her home on our assisted living floor. She was highly motivated and was able to return to her home after only 9 days of therapy. Ruth states, “It did me good!” and would recommend our rehabilitation program to others.


Carey O. came to University Park for rehabilitation following a stroke in 2016. Carey received Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy from our amazing rehabilitation team for 14 weeks. Carey was extremely motivated to reach his prior level of functioning and has demonstrated that with hard work and a dedicated team, success is inevitable! Carey has also remained active in facility activities and socialization during his stay. Not only does he take part in daily activities, but he has been an advocate for residents in council meetings as well. Carey is truly an inspiration to staff, visitors, and other residents. He is a ray of sunshine in our building and we wish him luck with his upcoming discharge!


LeonardLeonard came to us in November after a lengthy hospital stay. Due to generalized weakness and wounds on his heals, he was unable to stand or walk on his own when he arrived.

Working with our therapy department, Leonard set some aggressive therapy goals so he could get back home with his wife, children, and grandchildren. They are the true light of his life! “I want to be able to walk, run, and play with my grandchildren, because that’s what I should be able to do!”

With our clinical & therapy teams and diligently following the Doctor’s orders, Leonard was able to safely return home and can walk without assistance!

The University Park Team would like to congratulate Leonard on his accomplishments! It was a true blessing to be able to send him home with his family!