Patients Age: 76
Admission Date: July 25, 2015
Discharge Date: July 31, 2015
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 1 Week
Reason for Stay: Hip Replacement Surgery Recovery
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Familiar with the area of Chatham, NJ
Patient was admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center after his stay in Morristown Memorial Hospital due to a hip replacement surgery: a procedure in which a doctor surgically removes a painful hip joint with arthritis and replaces it with an artificial joint often made from metal and plastic components. It was important for the patient to achieve several goals before being discharged. These included walking with an assistive device, getting in and out of bed independently, going to the bathroom independently, and understanding hip precautions to prevent injury and ensure proper healing. The patient attended physical therapy and achieved these goals through strengthening exercises and learning proper bed mobility, ambulation with a rolling walker, and instruction on proper hip precaution. The patient stated, “I’m very impressed by how happy and positive the physical therapists are. My improvement has been great! I can walk all the way from my room to the dining room.” The patient is looking forward to going home and spending time with his dogs and grandkids.