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

Patients Age: 56
Admission Date: March 08, 2015
Admitted From: Northside Hospital
Discharge Date: April 18, 2015
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 43 Days
Reason for Stay: Right Hip Replacement
How did this patient hear about Beeghly Oaks? Was a patient here before

Nursing: John Kraft RN DON

Ivan Feliciano is a 56 year old patient of Dr. Taneja who resided at Beeghly Oaks on two occasions. The first time was in 2014 when orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Stanich, replaced his left hip. After staying for just over a month, Ivan was ready to return home. Before Ivan returned home, he stated that he was going to also have his right hip replaced very soon. I asked him if he was going to return to our facility after the next surgery and he said, “There is no other facility I would choose, you guys have been great.” Mr. Feliciano returned to Beeghly Oaks in March of 2015 after his right hip had been replaced. He discharged in late April and again his stay was very fulfilling. Mr. Feliciano stated that he would recommend our community to everyone he knows.

Therapy: John Hovanic, Director of Therapy

Mr. Feliciano is a 56 year old gentleman with osteoarthritis who presented with increasing right hip pain for the past five years. This pain was not relieved by conservative methods and under went elective total hip replacement surgery. After his surgery, Mr. Feliciano was referred to us due to new onset of decreased strength, decreased functional mobility, reduced ability to safely ambulate, decreased dynamic standing balance, decreased skin integrity, pain and reduced ADL participation. He also presented with decreased activity tolerance, decreased static and dynamic standing balance placing him at risk for falls, and an increased dependency upon caregivers.
Upon his arrival to the community, Mr Feliciano was Toe Touch Weight Bearing on his right lower extremity. After few weeks of therapy, he progressed to Weight Bearing As Tolerated and achieved all established goals from PT and OT. Mr Feliciano went home utilizing a quad cane for ambulation, and Independent with his self care. Home therapies were recommended to maximize his potential.

Activities: Michelle Burton, Recreational Therapy
Ivan was admitted for short term rehabilitation, attending daily activities of choice and initiated self directed activities of choice. Ivan’s hobbies included drawing and paining, he also enjoyed socializing, TV, religious and spiritual visits and various other activities of choice.

Dietary: Kara VanHorn, Dietary Manager
Ivan loved our food; he enjoyed our home made milk shakes and fruit. Ivan always encouraged dietary to keep adding LOVE to our food because that is the secret ingredient.

Ivan was such a colorful gentleman; he always had a positive attitude and complimented everyone. When I would ask Ivan how he was doing, he would say “Better than yesterday, but not as good as tomorrow.” He truly lived that and improved daily.

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