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Anita Vance joined the Signature Healthcare of Monteagle community in May 2017 after suffering a stroke. She has been participating in skilled treatment with Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. In her own words, Anita shares her story:
“My name is Anita and I came to this place after I had a stroke. My speech wasn’t good at all. My left arm… I could hardly use. I had numbness and had to wear a heart monitor. I felt sad, frustrated and scared. Therapy helped me the whole way. My speech is now normal. My arms maneuver better. My knee… they helped me with and now I walk better. I’m walking around the facility by myself and I don’t use a wheelchair anymore. I can do a lot of things I couldn’t do before. I can make my bed. I feel much better. I would recommend this place to anyone. Craig, David, Jessica, Tracy… they all helped me.”
During her time in this community, Ms. Vance has met 35 short-term and long-term goals set for her by her therapy team. Anita’s hard work, determination, and fighting spirit are an inspiration to this community.

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