Joe Furgal, 74, of Lee, doesn’t miss a chance to enjoy what he loves about living in the beautiful Berkshires.
An active member and former president of the Country Club of Pittsfield, Joe’s passion for golf and tennis has made him a key organizer of charity golf tournaments and a remarkable benefit tennis event in honor of his late wife, Audie. In 2009, Joe was diagnosed with chronic arthritis in his right knee. Although his orthopedist Kevin Mitts, MD, of Berkshire Orthopaedic Associates, administered cortisone shots in the knee, surgery was imminent.
On December 30, 2009, Dr. Mitts performed a full knee replacement. Joe was able to do some walking with assistance soon after surgery. However, he needed goal-oriented therapy and nursing support to regain his independence – and he wanted it at home. Porchlight VNA/Home Care provided the perfect combination.