Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (November 2016)

Patients Age: 57
Admission Date: 9/24/16
Admitted From: St Elizabeth Boardman Campus
Discharge Date: 11/12/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 49 Days
Reason for Stay: Weakness, Gait and Mobility Abnormalities, Fatigue
How did this patient hear about Oasis? Suggested by Hospital Social Worker

Details of Experience:

Weakness, difficulty walking and fatigue sent 57-year-old Frederick Carder to St. Elizabeth Hospital in Boardman, Ohio. At 5’9 and 360 pounds, Fred (preferred name) slowly made progress in therapy. His knees were very weak and painful, limiting how much he was able to accomplish in therapy. But Fred kept at it every day and over time, he made progress. He was pleased that each day he was able to walk with a walker a little farther at each attempt. In the beginning, he preferred to stay in his room and play solitaire, watch TV and enjoyed magazines from the Concierge Magazine Cart. Visited by the Concierge on a regular basis, Fred started to open up and eventually decided to try his hand at bingo. He enjoyed playing bingo and being with other residents.

Fred preferred that he have therapy in the morning because he wanted to participate in as many of the afternoon activities that were available to him. He was a regular at the movies and table games. In warmer temperatures, Fred and other residents took to the outdoors for fresh air and companionship. He was often visited by his daughter and granddaughter. He would share his bingo winnings with his granddaughter. Once Fred started playing bingo and engaged in other activities he never played another game of solitaire. Fred embraced his situation and improved his ability to ambulate with a walker to the point that he could return home after 49 days. We wish Fred all the best and look forward to him visiting in the near future.