Prior to my admission to Salmon Brook, I had just experienced a stroke and was in a wheelchair. I had impaired cognition and had limited use of my right upper extremity. I was unable to ambulate independently, as I had an extremely unsteady gait. I began working with the therapy department shortly after my arrival, receiving physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Shortly after, I began making leaps and bounds in my goals, and, before long, I was ambulating with a cane. Social services worked with me regarding my relationships with others and reintegrating with the community, and I currently volunteer at a local church, which I enjoy very much. I enjoy the encouragement from the staff, and I am looking to return to the community in an assisted living capacity and begin a day program. I continue to reside at Salmon Brook and make exceptional strikes in my recovery. I am an active participant in my discharge planning and look forward to a discharge back to my community.