Case Study: Heritage Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Care (May 2016)

Patients Age: 66
Admission Date: 4/21/16
Admitted From: Wilson Memorial Hospital
Discharge Date:
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 37+ days
Reason for Stay: Osteonecrosis, right leg pain, difficulty walking, muscle weakness, chronic pain, Hx of falling.
How did this patient hear about Heritage Center? He is from a town in this area in Ohio.

Details of Experience:

Patient was admitted to Heritage Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Care from an acute care hospital stay on 4-21-16. He presented with Osteonecrosis, right leg pain, difficulty walking, and muscle weakness with a history of falling. He was unable to stay at home due to the increased limitations of daily living activities on his own, as well as decreased mobility.

He was, for the most part, restricted to bed or in a wheel chair for mobility because of the fall risk associated with his diagnosis and physical condition. Physical Therapy started in his room with strengthening exercises, primarily for his legs and core body. He progressed in physical therapy going from his wheelchair to standing full weight bearing, to walking with assistance down the hallway. He then improved to minimal assistance from a short distance to walking with a walker at a modified level of independence. He is now walking without his walker down to physical therapy and gaining more strength and confidence in his ability to do so.

It is a pleasure to see him doing so well. He has a great sense of humor and always a positive outlook and determination to continue to improve each day so he can return home soon. When I visit him he always has a word of encouragement and gives me positive feedback on the entire team of the care he is receiving here at Heritage Center.