Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing Center (May 2016)

Patients Age: 70
Admission Date: 3/30/2016
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth’s Boardman Campus
Discharge Date: 5/24/2016
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 55 Days
Reason for Stay: Chrones, Breast Cancer, Malnutrition
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks Center? SW at the Hospital

Details of Experience:

Nursing:

Maryhelen J. Is a shining example of Courage. She is a breast cancer survivor with many other complicated medical issues. Despite much pain, Maryhelen is eager to attend activities, volunteer to assist and offer a kind word to other residents and staff here at Beeghly Oaks. She has a quirky and color coordinated sense of style from her jewelry to her crocheted caps. Would love to have her back as a volunteer! We miss her positivity and loving spirit.

Holly Seabolt, D.O.N.

Therapy:

Maryhelen was admitted to Beeghly Oaks on 3/30/16 with fair- strength. She required Min/ Moderate assist for ADL’s and transfers, and was only able walk about 20 feet with a w/walker with physical assistance for balance and safety. After just 7 weeks of Occupational and Physical therapy she was able to return home on 5/24/16 with being independent with her ADL’s, transfers, and walked independently with good balance and endurance. Maryhelen was very motivated to return to her previous level of function. We wish her the very best in her life endeavors. She was a pleasure to have at our facility.

Shannon Blissenbach, Dir. Of Therapy

Activities:

Through her journey at Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabiliation and Healing Maryhelen J. displayed a great deal of inspiration to all who encountered her, quickly she became a well recognized leader, motivator, a zest in the life of our community. Overcoming great health challenges her optimism and helpful hand reached the span of her own journey as she participated in many scheduled groups including creative expressions such as decoupage, gardening, baking and painting. Instrumental with several events she assisted the recreational department serving on decorating committees and also served as head greeter at the reception table during a large open house event and as a Hawaiian Girl at the Luau. Overall Maryhelen integrated so well within our rehabilitation/therapeutic Beeghly community – staff, residents and volunteers loved being in her presence – her positive giving nature became a comfort to all of her new Beeghly friends. During her stay there is no doubt she stayed true to herself as a natural born leader amongst her peers. My favorite times observing Maryhelen is within some of the moments I saw she savored for herself, including pet therapy visits (she missed her dog so much) her outings with family, time browsing Facebook, & playing games on her computer in the serenity of her own room. Her name is Jewell, and that she is!

Maureen McCarty, Recreational Therapy Director

Social Services:

Maryhelen J. Is a shining example of Courage. She is a breast cancer survivor with many other complicated medical issues. Despite much pain, Maryhelen is eager to attend activities, volunteer to assist and offer a kind word to other residents and staff here at Beeghly Oaks. She has a quirky and color coordinated sense of style from her jewelry to her crocheted caps. Would love to have her back as a volunteer! We miss her positivity and loving spirit.

Sarah Bowen, Director of Social Services

Concierge:

From the moment I met Maryhelen, we became great friends. She was such a caring and sweet lady. She is an RN and loves to work with people; she is nurturing. We had many talks and she was always so positive; she never complained about her health and the journey she is on. I am so happy that she was discharged to home and was looking forward to staying with her son Jeff. God Bless and can’t wait until she comes back to visit.

Carol Zeigler, Director of Concierge Services