Patient’s Age: 65-years-old
Admission Date: 03/04/19
Admitted From: Saint John’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 04/22/19
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 50 days
Reason for Stay: Spinal Fusion, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking.
How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Lives near Sans Souci.
Details of Experience:
Mr. Jackson arrived at Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on March 4th, 2019 from an inpatient hospitalization at Saint John’s Hospital. Mr. Jackson was presented with a diagnosis of spinal fusion, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking. When he first arrived, he needed the use of a wheelchair for ambulation.
Mr. Jackson was greeted by multiple professionals of the Sans Souci interdisciplinary team who had anticipated his arrival. Within the first 24 hours, he was greeted by clinicians, therapists, physicians, administrative staff, and many other valued members of the Sans Souci team to welcome him and answer any questions that he may have had.
Mr. Jackson began working with his physical therapist, Sam, and occupational therapist, Diane to improve ambulation and completion of daily activities. Mr. Jackson began his rehab requiring total dependence for bed mobilities and ambulation, necessitating him to use a wheelchair to ambulate.
During his stay, Mr. Jackson could always be seen with a positive attitude and conversing with staff. Mr. Jackson is an avid sports fan who reads, watches and listens to all sporting programs. Mr. Jackson would regularly discuss current sporting news at length with Sans Souci’s Director of Concierge Services, Aryeh. Ms. Jackson also enjoyed the luxury amenities at Sans Souci such as their signature Hot Towel and Snack Cart program for residents.
By the beginning of April, Mr. Jackson was able to complete bed mobility tasks with minimal assistance, ambulate 175 feet supervised using a rolling walker, and was able to ascend 12 steps on the stairs. Mr. Jackson also progressed and was able to complete functional activities such as dressing himself.
Upon discharge, Mr. Jackson was able to complete all bed mobility tasks independently, ambulate 300 feet using a rolling walker, and ascend 15 steps on the stairs. Before leaving Sans Souci, Mr. Munoz stated: “I have respect for all the staff at Sans Souci and the work they do.”
We appreciate the kind words of Mr. Jackson and we are truly proud to see him make a great recovery!