McLean Rehab Helps Simsbury Woman Get Her Life Back on Track

Jennifer Taylor and Laura Jennings

McLean outpatient physical therapist, Jennifer Taylor (left) works with Laura Jennings.

 

Forty year old Simsbury resident, Laura Jennings’ life changed dramatically on September 6, 2012, when she was seriously injured in an auto accident. With a metal plate in her right heel, screws in her right knee and several metal plates in her left forearm, Laura came to McLean’s Post-Acute Care program for short-term rehabilitation. There, under the care of an interdisciplinary team, she received specialized therapies and rehabilitation services.

“Everyone was so patient and kind. It was hard being here as a young adult with two small children – aged three and five – but the staff was always so nice to my kids when they came in to see me. Everyone, from housekeeping to the doctors, was great!”

After a month on McLean’s Post-Acute Care unit, Laura “graduated” to McLean’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Program. At that time she wasn’t walking on her own yet, but with the help of her therapists, she is now back to her job as a Vet Tech. Laura describes her experience with McLean’s Rehabilitation Program as “wonderful. If I had to do it over again – I’d do it all the same. McLean helped me get my life back on track.”

For more information about McLean’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Program, go to www.McLeanCare.org and click on Rehabilitation, or call 860-658-3745.