In order to understand the work that they do at Hawthorne Health and Rehab, you need to know a little about my Grandmother's original situation. She was living in El Dorado, AR by herself. My grandfather on my mother's side had passed away years ago from complications of rheumatoid arthiritis. When we visited for Thanksgiving back in 2007, it was immediately apparent to the family that we needed to get her into a managed care situation. She was not together mentally and was very weak physically. We stayed an through the rest of the week getting her settled into a local nursing home in El Dorado. However, when my mother and father visited a few months later, they were shocked to see how poorly she was doing. It turns out she had undiagnosed pneumonia and, if it were not for my parents showing up, who knows what might have happened. After this debacle it was decided to bring grandmother to Riverview, FL to live with her daughter and son-in-law. They had a big house with an extra bedroom and bathroom for her to use. After two seperate slip and fall situations (broken arm and broken leg), my parents realized that 24 hr supervision was needed. In the first nursing home she was withdrawn and had begun to suffer from depression and dementia. I would visit her and it appeared that she had not moved from her wheelchair or done anything all day. She was moved to Hawthorne finally after the second slip and fall. This time rather than short-term rehab she was going to be there on a permanent basis. My grandmother has been at Hawthorne Health and Rehab for over three years. She has a number of very good friends that she has made among the fellow residents and has a good time with the staff as well. They keep the facility very clean and well maintained. They have exercise and physical therapy available for residents in a newly constructed wing on the facility. They have a full schedule of events and trips about the town. Finally, they have special events each month to which family members of residents are encouraged to attend. I credit the staff at Hawthorne with keeping her engaged mentally, physically, and socially. Her dementia has completely receded and her memory has improved. It is a credit to the hard work and dedication of the staff that my grandmother has the quality of life that she does now in her mid-eighties.