When Aaron McIntosh arrived at Signature HealthCARE of Buckhead, he was in the fourth phase of heart failure and could barely lift his legs. Some of his doctors told him he wasn’t going to make it.
The staff believed in him. “Part of our job was to help Aaron believe that he could get there,” said Shannan King, Occupational Therapy Assistant.
Little by little, Aaron made progress. He said, “when a therapist sees that you are making progress, they give you more work to do.”
Through his determination and the support of the staff, Aaron was up and walking, and eventually ready to go home. His wife feels that his recovery was “somewhat of a miracle.”
Aaron’s son said, “he came out under his own power, and walking out to the car was really a miracle that those therapists and those CNAs, those nurses and other staff members all had a hand in.”