Case Study: Beeghly Oaks Center for Rehabilitation & Healing (June 2015)

Patients Age: 78
Admission Date: December 26, 2014
Admitted From: St. Elizabeth’s Main Campus
Discharge Date: May 27, 2015
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 152 Days
Reason for Stay: Auto Accident
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks? The Hospital gave me a list and you were the closest to my home

Patient is a 78 year old gentleman who arrived at Beeghly Oaks on 12/26/14. He was involved in a motor vehicle accident to which he received multiple injuries including a fractured hip. After receiving several months of therapy and nursing care he returned home on 5/27/15. He was overjoyed to “go home” after what he had been through. I will never forget his soft spoken voice and pleasant demeanor; he was always a pure joy to talk and to spend time with. Congratulations to him for achieving his goals and thank you for letting us care for you.
-John Kraft, RN, DON

Patient is a 78 y/o gentleman that was a pedestrian hit by a car. He was admitted to the hospital with a fractured R ankle, sacral fracture, R rib fracture, T12 fracture, CHI and scalp hematoma. After being stabilized at the hospital, he presented to Beeghly Oaks with the multiple trauma resulting in NWB R LE, TLSO when out of bed which limited his daily functions, decreased functional transfers, mobility, decreased strength, decreased range of motion, decreased ability to safely ambulate, decreased functional activity tolerance, decreased ADL’s and an increased need for assistance from others.
After several weeks on therapy and continued NWB R LE and wearing of TLSO which limited his progress of achieving established goals, he was discharged from skilled services and remained in facility with restorative services provided. His NWB R LE was lifted the first week of March with ongoing TLSO when out of bed, and he was picked back up in OT and PT to increase strength, ambulation, ADL’s, homemaking, functional transfers, functional mobility to return home to his apartment. He progressed well through the next several weeks of skilled therapies, achieving and exceeding established goals and returned home with home health services to maximize his potential.
-John Hovanic, Director of Therapy

It was a pleasure to work with him during his stay at our community. Always with a smile and a positive attitude, he took part in and attended daily group structured activities of choice and self directed activities. He especially enjoyed shopping and lunch outings, parties, special events, socials, music programs, group games, movies and various other activities. During after hours, it was Joseph that rallied a group of men (also admitted for short term rehab) to meet in the evenings laughing, playing cards and socializing. Though his goals were to return to his community he was active in resident council with suggestions and compliments. We truly miss him and the energy he brought to the facility.
-Michelle Burton, ADCRecreational Activity Director

Patient was very active in food committee and loved his Italian food. One of
his favorite meals were Beeghly Oaks manicotti. He was very helpful with creating the menu along side other residents and myself; being in food service himself, he was always very helpful with ideas for flavoring up meals. He sure did love a good Italian meal, and with his help Beeghly Oaks has a new sauce recipe.
-Kara A. VanHorn, Dietary Mgr.

He is an absolute delight with a great and positive attitude. He was a joy to have at Beeghly Oaks; he was friendly to all. God Bless you!
-Carol Zeigler, Concierge

Patient gave consent for his story to be shared