Patient’s Age: 68-years-old
Patient’s Name: Nancy F.
Admission Date: 08/14/20
Admitted From: Good Samaritan Hospital
Discharge Date: 08/06/20
Length of Stay: 34 days
Reason for Stay: Fall at home
Details of Experience:
Nancy Fore is a 68-year-old who came to our community on August 14, 2020 after suffering a fall. On August 11th she fell at home and wasn’t able to get up. Her life lock didn’t have working batteries and her phone was dead. She laid there for close to 24 hours until her aide came in. She lived alone in her apartment and her children don’t live nearby.
Upon her arrival to The Willows Community, she was greeted by the concierge, Yehuda. She was introduced to the nursing team and was given a thorough nursing evaluation. She was evaluated by the Therapy team. This includes the physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists. This was her third time at The Willows so the staff was familiar with her.
The team formed their goals and plans for getting Nancy back home as soon as possible. The Physical therapy team focused on getting her back to independence. When she arrived at the community she had a brace on her left leg and was only able to walk a few feet at a time. Within a few weeks she was already walking close to 150 feet at a time. The occupational therapy team worked on her ADL’s.
When she arrived she was max assist for bathing and toileting and minimal assist for ambulation. Within a few quick weeks she was walking with only supervision and was pretty much independent for all the rest of her ADL’s. The brace that she came in with wasn’t necessary anymore.
Nancy was visited daily by the concierge Yehuda who asked how she was doing. She always had a smile on her face and a friendly word for everyone. Her family support was amazing. Even though her daughter didn’t live nearby they spoke very frequently. She helped her mother make all of her medical and financial decisions.
Upon discharge, Nancy went home independent and living alone. The therapists feel that she is a very safe discharge and are confident that she will do great on her own. She has an aide that comes in the mornings to assist her.
Nancy will be missed but she knows that if she needs more nursing care there is only one option, The Willows.