Kyla Renfro, the new physical therapy assistant, feels right at home at Sterling Presbyterian Manor, for many reasons. First, she earned her Bachelor of Exercise Science degree from Sterling College.
"It felt like home, as my parents are alumni, and my dad grew up in Sterling," said Kyla.
Also, this isn't the first time she's worked here.
"Sterling Presbyterian Manor is such a wonderful place! It feels like home to me, as I worked as a CNA here during my college years."
Kyla is eager to begin her new chapter here and is looking forward to serving residents in a new way.
"I have always had an interest in therapy. I was an athlete from a very young age and have always been very interested in how the human body works. In high school, I shadowed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants and knew I wanted to go into therapy. I thought this career would be very fulfilling, as I get to help people increase their quality of life."
Kyla grew up in Macksville, where her parents still live and decided then that she wanted to raise her own family in a small community.
"My husband and I began our marriage in Buhler, and very soon relocated to western Kansas due to job opportunities. We always knew we wanted to move back to this area. When the opportunity came, we jumped on it! We love the town of Sterling and are so excited to raise our boys here. It is less than an hour from our families."
Kyla and her husband have two boys, Stratton (6 years old) and Wyatt (4 years old) and two Labradors, Riley and Harley. They enjoy camping, hiking, fishing and hunting as a family. She also enjoys baking and spending time with her family in general.
We're glad to have Kyla back "home" to help care for her Presbyterian Manor family.
"I love that the staff genuinely cares about the wants and needs of the residents. It is also a great team atmosphere. Everyone works together to provide the best possible care. I am so thankful for the opportunity to serve the residents here."