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

Patients Age: 60
Admission Date:  9/15/17
Admitted From: Northside Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/18/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 33 days
Reason for Stay: Hypoglycemia
How did this patient hear about Oasis? Family member as a past patient and enjoyed the care provided.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Barbara Smith is a 60-year-old female who was admitted to Northside hospital from her home after she had an unwitnessed syncope event. When she arrived at the hospital on September 13, 2017, she states that her brother found her in her home and she complained about hip pain. She states that she remembers going to bed and the next thing she knew she was on the floor. She has had diabetes mellitus for the past ten years that has been treated with insulin and Metformin. Ms. Smith’s medical history consists of Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Diabetes. She was admitted to the hospital on September 13, 2017 for Syncope likely due to Hypoglycemia. The hospital conducted x-rays of her hip and they showed no fractures or dislocations. She began to receive therapy at Northside hospital.

Prior to admitting to the hospital, Ms. Smith lived at home alone and was independent. Her home is a two story home with both her bedroom and bath located on the second floor. Physical Therapists at the hospital evaluated her and found her to need assistance with her transferring and needed the use of a rolling walker to get around. Her gait was slow with short steps and was experiencing some balancing issues. Barbara was not at her baseline status; therefore, therapy recommended that she should have a short rehabilitation stay for additional therapy to return to her independent status.

Ms. Smith had had a family member previously at Oasis Center. So when she was told that she needed to go to a Rehab center, she shared that she knew where she wanted to go…Oasis. She had a loved one that was there not too long ago who had received great care. On September 15, 2017, she was transferred from Northside hospital to Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing.

She was admitted to us as a short term resident on September 15, from the hospital following an episode of dizziness and falls, secondary to diabetic complications. Barbara had lost a lot of strength and endurance and required Physical and Occupational therapy to rebuild her stamina once again, and that she did! Barbara progressed quite quickly, finding her way back to ambulating throughout the community with an assistive device and without the requirement of staff assist. During her stay, she encountered a small episode of severe knee pain, secondary to our dear friend “Arthur” (a.k.a arthritis), but recovered quickly and by October 18th, she was discharged home. Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was committed to her therapy and was very easy to get along with. We wish Barbara all the luck. We will miss you!!

On October 18, 2017, Barbara was discharged home. Before she left, she had the following things to say about her stay with us here at Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. “I was very sick. M sugar went very low and I had to be sent to the hospital. I was so bad I did not know my family and I could not even move. When the hospital said I needed to go somewhere for therapy, I knew I wanted to go to Oasis because I had a family member here before and I loved the care that she received.

During my stay here, their therapists have gotten me up and walking. They built strength in my legs and my arms. I love the therapists here because they took great care of me. All the staff are good. Thank you for all your help!”
– Barbara Smith-