Community First Senior Living Blog

Nichole Baker, Strength and Confidence Gained

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Nichole Baker, a recent patient at Jamestowne has a knack for knitting, stitchery, sewing and anything crafty. She came to Jamestowne with a broken ankle as the main concern, but also had support from our therapy team for her overall health including lingering back issues from an unsuccessful surgery twelve years ago. The team was able to assess her needs for a well-rounded approach including ankle and back rehabilitation which has led to Nichole being able to enjoy crafting again without pain.

“My therapists have planned out how to help strengthen more than just the ankle, but also my back,” she said.

Before Nichole came to Jamestowne following her ankle break in April, her constant back pain left her unable to get in and out of chairs without help, and caused her to be unbalanced, which led to the ankle injury.

“For twelve years that woman lived in pain 24/7, for a week now she has had no pain,” said her husband Ernie, who gleamed with praise for his wife’s care team.

He said they have all come together to assess all of her challenges, not just the obvious ankle injury, but her pain caused by her back. Nichole’s therapy has included building overall strength, walking, and working to straighten and continue to heal her broken ankle. Her therapist Becky has made her rehabilitation enjoyable and approachable which helps with continued progress and a pain-free back.

“They are funny, and before you know it, you are having fun and almost finished with therapy,” Nichole said.

Nichole’s bright smile and positive attitude puts a smile on the face of every single person who walks into her room. She has truly embraced her care plan and looks forward to getting home and visiting with her three children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


May 30, 2024 | HeatherK