Tag Archive: independence

Transitional Living Experience helps patients focus on independence
In the News
October 19, 2023

When Jules Gates sustained a spinal cord injury in a car accident, his main goal was regaining his independence. After about a month at Madonna and just before going home, he spent three days in our Transitional Living Apartments. Patients are allowed to live in the apartment, simulating real-life scenarios and while they have their Madonna care team close by, they are encouraged to try daily living tasks on their own. Watch the video to hear Jules’ first-hand experience and then follow the link to read more about the importance of this opportunity.

Holiday season offers unique therapy opportunities
December 09, 2020

Celebrations surrounding the holiday season are meaningful to so many Madonna patients and staff, but they also present unique therapeutic opporunities for speech, occupational and physical therapists to incorporate into rehabilitation. 

Independence Square helps helicopter crash survivor regain everyday skills
August 29, 2019

Zach Petersen is learning how to live life in a wheelchair after surviving a helicopter crash at a Music Festival in Arkansas in early June. The Fremont, Nebraska, man spent time recovering at Madonna's Omaha Campus from extensive injuries to his right leg and hip. Thanks to Madonna's Independence Square, he's regaining strength, confidence and the ability to get back to being a father for his two young boys.