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Dear Ms. Grasso: Our entire family would like to sincerely thank your facility and its staff for the marvelous job they all did in caring for Teddy L. Without exception each one of your staff gave sincere, loving, compassionate, empathetic, nurturing and patient care as we all worked through this climactic event. You should be very proud to have a team of such excellent professionals. Tun, Jeff, Beth, Ann, Anna, Brian, were just some of your team members that were interfacing with us so delicately. I believe Tun even stayed several evenings well past his shift to sit with Teddy - a sacrifice of love. When I told my friends about the excellent care you provided by repositioning, cleaning and changing Teddy so frequently, they were so impressed. It kept our loved one very calm and comfortable. The entire process was like a feather floating to the floor. Your professionals made the best out of an awful reality. Please forgive me by not mentioning by name all the ones that gave such incredible support. We look forward to working with you all as Peggy is still in your capable hands. With immense gratitude, Jim and Peggy F. along with the extended family


Masconomet Healthcare Center

Whittier Home Health Care Agency

Whittier Acquires another Futuristic Tibion Bionic Leg as a Therapeutic Aid for its Home Health Care Agency. A First on the East Coast.

Whittier’s Bionic Leg contains a sophisticated computer and powerful small motors capable of helping a stroke patient weighing more than 200 lbs regain lost ability to walk normally. The Bionic Leg provides patients with assistance needed to participate more actively in sit-to-stand, overground walking and stair-climbing exercises that are critical to recovery of gait and balance following stroke. The Bionic Leg is not a prosthesis (artificial limb), or a device a stroke patient wears indefinitely. It is a robotic aid worn during therapy sessions over weeks or months, until the patient recovers their gait so they can walk – and continue to improve – without it. This new Bionic Leg is the third currently in use by Whittier. The two Whittier Rehabilitation Hospitals in Bradford and Westborough, MA have been using the Tibion Bionic Leg with great success for 3 years proving Whittier’s committment to remaining the leader of cutting edge healthcare in New England.

The Whittier Home Healthcare Agency is a member of the Whittier Health Network, and brings excellence in healthcare to Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire. One of the underlying principles that sets the Whittier Home Healthcare Agency and the rest of the Whittier facilities apart from other providers, is their ideology that each patient and loved one becomes part of the family the day they begin treatment.

Stroke patients interested in being evaluated for Bionic Leg therapy should ask their physicians to refer them to the Whittier Bradford outpatient department at (978) 469-1425, or they can also contact the department directly.

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