Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (June 2017)

Patients Age: 59
Admission Date:  5/1/17
Admitted From: St Elizabeth Hospital Main Campus
Discharge Date: TBD
Discharged To: TBD
Length of Stay:
Reason for Stay:
How did this patient hear about Oasis? Patient’s proximity to her home and past family as Oasis Center patients.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Margaret Peluchette is a 59-year-old female who experienced a fall in her home while walking. She shared that she does not remember how and what happened on the day prior to her fall. She was transferred to St. Elizabeth Health Center on April 29, 2017 for evaluation, for where she was later admitted. Her admitting diagnosis was a contusion of her right knee. Margaret also has a history of chronic back pain, bradycardia, hypertension, hypothyroidism, COPD, osteoarthritis and OSA.

While at St. Elizabeth Hospital, she continued to complain of knee discomfort even after multiple
pain management injections. She also experienced shortness of breath while in the hospital. Per the physician’s recommendation after evaluating her history, surgery was not an option at that time.

Margaret received both physical and occupational therapy at the hospital. Upon evaluation by the physical therapist at St Elizabeth on May 1st, Ms Peluchette was toe touch weight bearing due to the right knee contusion post fall. She was also a max assist for transfers with two people assisting. Margaret was also not able to negotiate stairs at that time. Prior to entering the hospital, Margaret was independent, only utilizing a wheeled walker for ambulation. Occupational therapy evaluated her as well on May 1st, discovering her to be dependent on lower body dressing and max assist for both bathing and toileting. It was determined and recommended by the therapy department at the hospital that she would need continued rehabilitation services in a skilled nursing setting. On May 1, 2017, Margaret was transferee to Oasis Center!

Margaret is currently a resident at our community and is receiving short term rehabilitation. Margaret arrived to us on May 1, 2017 following a fall with extensive right knee and lower back pain. At that time she had great difficulty transferring and standing due to her pain and was limited in how far she could ambulate. She has received daily physical and occupational therapy and is now able to transfer and ambulate without assistance. Margaret continues to receive therapy services at this time for pain management with hopes of increased health and wellbeing for the very near future.

Margaret is an absolute pleasure to work with. She is friendly, kind and works hard every single day. Our therapists are so glad to have met you Margaret!

“My name is Margaret P. I have three children and two grandchildren. The reason I am here is because I fell and damaged my right side, especially the leg – causing a deep muscle contusion. I was in the hospital first, and then was sent here for rehab. When i arrived I was unable to walk. I could not do much on my right side. The very next morning they had me up and teams of therapists came to my room to assess my ability, and told me that they would be able to help me. We started to work out where they gave me certain exercises to do for each part of the body that was hurting: legs, arms, and even the toes. After being here for about six weeks, I have improved! I am able to stand and walk with a walker by the encouragement of everyone – the staff, the nurses, the aides and the therapists. This is a great place to recover in. Thank you for being God’s helping hands!” – Margaret P