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September 19, 2018

A Visit From A Legislator


To The Editor:
On January 10, in a blink of an eye (or stub of my toe) my life changed.

On that day, I fell at work and fractured and dislocated my right hip and fractured my right humorous bone of my shoulder.

Not my best day.

After hip replacement surgery on January 15 and a four-day stay in St. Joe’s Hospital, I was moved to rehab.

I was turned down by St. Luke’s saying they had no beds available. Their loss.

I was accepted by Seneca Manor.

So, on January 19 I was transported to the rehab second floor at Seneca Manor.

Little did they know what they had gotten themselves in for.

Now not everyone has the same results from their stay at a rehab facility but this is mine.

I must say that the physical therapy department was excellent.

Both PT and OT therapist put me through my paces.

Although they were called torturers on many occasions by me.

The conversations in the PT area were quite unique to say the least.

Like we said, “What is said in PT stays in PT.”

LOL jokes included.

I could see them working with others and having great patience with them.

For me they took me from not being able to get out of bed on my own to walking the length of the rehab second floor.

The care by the nurse’s aides was very good.

If you’re looking for one on one care you must stay at home or in a hospital.

They do a very good job with the staff they have.

Big shout out to Jo and Erica the med nurses.

They do their job with great detail.

With the number of patients they are charged with they know each one of them and handle them with great care.

The care given at meal times was very special. Each patient was treated with care and patience.

I meet and formed new friendships with other patients.

They even stayed friends with me after finding out that I was the Frank Castiglia that wrote all the letters in the media.

Many said they liked what I wrote and many thanked me for my service and couldn’t understand why I do what I do.

A big thank you shout out to Seneca Manor second floor rehab.

Frank Castiglia Jr. County Legislator 25th District

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