Andrew Pacheco

Andrew Pacheco looks forward to returning home after recovering from a fall from his wheelchair.

Eight years ago, Andrew Pacheco sustained a spinal cord injury (T10-T12),  resulting in paraplegia. Though now in a wheelchair, the 60-year-old from Pueblo continues to live an active life. Andrew works as a maintenance tech and enjoys fishing, car shows, and spending time with his brothers, son, and daughter.

Then, one day, Andrew fell out of his motorized wheelchair. He suffered fractures to his femur and his left tibia and fibula in the fall. In need of extended hospitalization, Andrew’s daughter began researching their options. She chose Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital for several reasons. First, the hospital was clean. Second, the large 6,000 sq. ft. therapy gym would benefit her father’s recovery. And the outcomes data was great, allowing her to feel confident in the care her Andrew would receive.

Andrew is delighted with his daughter’s choice.

“Dr. Pearson is very nice. Very personable!” Andrew shared. “The nurses and PCTs take such great care of me. The housekeepers keep everything so clean. And the therapists are great and really motivate me to work hard!”

Andrew is excited to return home and plans to move to Firestone to be closer to his family. He can’t wait to explore Northern Colorado, check out the car shows, and spend more time with his family!