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How Harbour Manor Saved Stephen Holcomb’s Life

A miracle brought Stephen Holcomb to Harbour Manor & The Lodge. Before he transferred to this CarDon & Associates senior living community in Noblesville, he was lying in a bed at St. Vincent’s Hospital, facing heart failure. With his heart functioning at a dangerous low of 10 percent, the doctors predicted he had just one or two days to live. Fortunately, he went on to spend much more time recovering before moving on to rehabilitation at Harbour Manor.

“Harbour Manor was the only place that would take me,” he said. “They saved my life.”

The rehab team helped Stephen build up his strength through walking, muscle conditioning and various other exercises. Stephen’s heart is in stable condition thanks to the placement of a left ventricular assist device (LVAD) — in other words, a pump. His nurses are equipped with special training to care for residents who have undergone this procedure.

Stephen transitioned from rehab to assisted living, where he enjoys independence with the assurance that help is just down the hall if he needs it. Stephen is used to being independent, as he spent much of his professional life alone on the open road and behind the wheel of semi-trucks for such companies as J.B. Hunt and Sunrise Express. But he appreciates the company and compassion of the Harbour Manor staff.

“The doctors, nurses and certified nursing assistants are all top notch,” he said. “They truly care about all of their patients, and they go far above and beyond their call of duty. They’re extremely well-trained, and they’re passionate about the people they take care of. If you’re looking for a rehab center or senior living community, Harbour Manor is the place to go.”

Stephen has come a long way since he was in that St. Vincent’s Hospital bed. There, he was given a maximum of two days to live. He’s been at Harbour Manor now for two years.

Stephen feels stronger every day. When he’s strong enough, he looks forward to playing golf and hiking again.

“Harbour Manor’s staff is the reason I’m doing well,” he said. “They’re the reason I have a bright future ahead.”

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