Though he’s been on disability for a few years, Steven Schrader does his best to remain active. Steven, 49, lives in Loveland with his spouse and two stepsons. He enjoys spending time with them, as well as fishing, three-wheeling, walking, and hiking.
One day, Steven began experiencing shortness of breath. He admitted to an acute care hospital where doctors diagnosed him with the following:
- Sepsis, due to pneumonia
- Congestive heart failure
- ANCA-associated vasculitis
- Chronic respiratory failure
Steven’s complex diagnosis led to placement on a ventilator and a tracheostomy. In need of a high level of care for an extended period of time, his primary care physicians recommend Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital. Long-term acute care hospitals like NCLTAH are experts in treating medically-complex patients like Steven.
“Everyone has been great, helpful, and kind,” Steven said of his experience at NCLTAH. “The therapists have been great at getting me mobile so I can discharge home. The nurses are awesome and always help me with everything I need. And the food has been good.”
Driven by his desire to return home to his wife and three dogs, Steven remained focused on his discharge day. “There is no place like home!” he added.