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Resident Spotlight: Brad Warren

Resident Brad Warren has spent a lot of time with us – two separate stays for a total of eight years, in fact! He first came to Hamilton Memorial Rehabilitation & Health Care Center to recover after a hip surgery several years ago. When he came home and realized that he needed more long-term support, it was an easy choice for him to return to our community. “I knew where I wanted to go,” he said. “I made the decision myself and it was quick.”

Brad’s Background, Family and Hobbies

Born and raised in Hamilton County, Brad has always been a very hard worker. His determination to keep pushing forward and never give up began when he was a child. Growing up with cerebral palsy, he spent a lot of time at the Shriners Hospital in St. Louis. Afterward, he graduated from McLeansboro High School and attended Rend Lake College before beginning his working life at local nonprofit Trade Industries.

No matter where Brad has lived or worked, staying close to his family has always been a main priority. From his mother – who recently passed – to his aunt, brothers, sister-in-law and nephew, there’s nothing Brad wouldn’t do for his loved ones. Everyone he knows cherishes his loyalty, honesty and easygoing demeanor.

In his leisure time, Brad likes watching TV, playing on his computer, reading the Bible and enjoying the great outdoors in our courtyard. He’s also a longtime animal lover and has owned several cats in the past. These days, he cares for our beloved community cat, Sylvester.

The Hamilton Memorial Difference

So what made Brad decide to come back to Hamilton Memorial? A few strong reasons. He likes the care he receives and lauds the friendly, cheerful team of caregivers. He also really likes the food. In his mind, there was no doubt where he wanted to go when he needed extra support – the family atmosphere he found here made us a natural fit.

Our community is full of stories just like Brad’s. If you or your loved one need consistent nursing care or a place to recover after a surgery, injury or illness, we’re here for you. Learn more about what our community has to offer by exploring our website or contact us by calling 618-643-2325 today.