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

Concierge Director: Barbara Rump
Patients Age: 67
Admission Date: 6/14/16
Admitted From: Wilson Memorial Hospital
Discharge Date: Approximately 42 days
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay:
Reason for Stay: Abscess of bursart, hip, diabetes mellitus, difficulty walking, muscle weakness, chronic pain, Hx of falling & Huntington’s Disease.
How did this patient hear about Heritage Center? He was referred to Heritage Center through Wilsom Memorial Hospital.

Details of Experience:

Patient was admitted to Heritage Center for Rehabilitation and Specialty Care from an acute care hospital stay on 6-14-16. He presented with an abscess of the right hip, diabetes mellitus with 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 wheelchair 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 by going down to the department in his wheelchair. He is still non weight bearing because of the abscess of his right hip. It needs to heal before he can walk again. He is gaining more strength and confidence in his ability to do things in physical therapy. He is still here at Heritage Center, and improving every day so he can get back home. speak to his mother daily and she hopes to take him home soon. It is a pleasure to see him doing so well each day.