Idaho Elks Rehab Donates $20,000 to Bonner General Health

 

Idaho Elks Rehab, the state major project of the Idaho State Elks Association, provides funding to nonprofit rehab providers, local community groups, and universities in Idaho to help improve the lives of Idahoans. The Idaho State Elks Association began its charitable work with rehab patients in 1947 when it established a convalescent home for children with polio. That effort grew into a premier rehab system. In 2014, the Idaho Elks transitioned away from operating a rehab system to a philanthropic endeavor that focuses on providing financial support for rehab programs and projects across the Gem State. Grants may be used for equipment, staff training and education, program development, research, and local projects that enhance the lives of rehab patients in Idaho.

 

Pictured above in the back row from left: David Tatlock, Sandpoint Elks #1376 Exalted Ruler 2016/2017; Linda Tatlock, Idaho State Elks Association Trustee; Bob Shaw, Idaho Elks Rehab Chairman; Larry Enright, Sandpoint Elks # 1376 Exalted Ruler 2017/2018; and Becky Stone, Sandpoint Elks #1376 Grant Coordinator. Pictured in the front row from left are the Registered Nurses of the Bonner General Health Cardiac Rehabilitation program: Gretchen Aleto, Jenni Robinson, Lori Morris and Liz Stoddart.

 

In 2017, the Elks donated $10,000.00 to Bonner General Health’s Oncology Rehabilitation program at Performance Therapy Services. This grant was used to purchase a Biostep recumbent elliptical machine and a wall-mounted double pulley machine for therapy treatments for cancer patients. Oncology rehabilitation allows cancer patients to manage and recover from cancer treatments. Patients are able to tolerate the side effects of radiation and chemotherapy better while improving mobility and strength. They experience decreased pain, and ultimately an improved quality of life.

Click HERE for more information on cancer rehabilitation therapy, or call 208-255-3676.

 

Laurie, Lispeth, and Michelle stand next to the wall-mounted double pulley that was purchased with the grant from the Elks.

Michelle, Lispeth, and Laurie show the Biostep recumbent elliptical machine purchased for the cancer rehabilitation therapy gym at Performance Therapy Services.

 

In 2018, the Idaho Elks Rehab program donated $10,000.00 to the Cardiac Rehabilitation program at Bonner General Health. This grant was used to purchase a treadmill and a Biostep recumbent elliptical machine for the exercise component of the program. The cardiac rehab program is for individuals who have had bypass surgery, a stent, a heart attack, stable angina or congestive heart failure. Supervised by a staff of Registered Nurses, this program is designed to speed recovery and return individuals to a full and productive life. The Idaho Elks Rehab program donated the Biostep recumbent elliptical machine on the left in 2016, and the right in 2018, pictured below.

Click HERE For more information on this program, or call 208-265-7480.

Pictured above from left to right are Liz Stoddart. RN; Lori Morris, RN; David Tatlock, Sandpoint Elks #1376 Exalted Ruler 2016/2017; Becky Stone, Sandpoint Elks #1376 Grant Coordinator; Larry Enright, Sandpoint Elks # 1376 Exalted Ruler 2017/2018; Bob Shaw, Idaho Elks Rehab Chairman; Linda Tatlock, Idaho State Elks Association Trustee; Gretchen Aleto, RN; and Jenni Robinson, RN.

 

Michelle Tucker, Bonner General Health Rehabilitation Director, extends a big thank you to the Idaho Elks Rehab program for awarding the Cardiac Rehab and Oncology Rehab programs at Performance Therapy Services these generous grants over the past two years.  The grants assisted in the expansion of the Cardiac Rehab and Oncology Rehab programs through the purchase of much-needed equipment. These expanded programs allow us to provide best practice services to a larger number of patients in our local area. “We are so appreciative and thankful for their ongoing support.  It has made a difference for our patients!”