Lutheran Crossings receives equipment from anonymous donor

On April 12, Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown received the generous donation of a standing frame alternative positioning device to its rehabilitation center. The gracious donor, who wishes to remain anonymous, has gifted the community with this piece of equipment on behalf of her husband who received rehabilitation care at the community.

The standing frame is a piece of equipment that assists wheelchair-bound patients who have generalized weakness and difficulty standing and walking, to be able to go from a sitting to a standing position with ease. The equipment will be utilized for inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation therapy — both of which are offered at Lutheran Crossings.

“Life with a disability can be difficult for patients and families to adapt to. The standing frame gives our patients hope at regaining some of their previous functional skills that otherwise they may not be able to do without the support of the standing frame,” said Karia Fortune, therapy program manager at Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown.

With continued use of the standing frame, some patients are able to advance to walking, something they may have not done in years. These advances have the potential to improve confidence, self-esteem and overall quality of life.

“We are so grateful to our gracious donor for their generous gift to our rehabilitation center. Their kind gesture will help our determined patients regain their strength and improve their functional ability,” said John Chapman, executive director of Lutheran Crossings at Moorestown.

Lutheran Crossings’ comprehensive subacute care program is available to those in need of short-term, post-hospital care or outpatient rehabilitation. Individualized care plans and one-to-one treatments focus on measurable outcomes. All of the rehabilitation treatment takes place under the careful supervision of Lutheran Crossings’ interdisciplinary team of physical,

occupational and speech/language therapists, registered dieticians, social workers, nurses, psychologists, and support staff to ensure you make a full recovery. To learn more about Lutheran Crossings’ inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, visit www.lutherancrossings.org or call (856)813- 5880.