Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (August 2017)

Patients Age: 79
Admission Date: 7/31/17
Admitted From: Allegheny Valley Hospital
Discharge Date:  8/21/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 22 Days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Prior patient

Details of Experience:

Bill was a pleasant, agreeable 79-year-old gentleman who was admitted to Platinum ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing after a hospital stay for cellulitis in both legs. He shared that he noticed his legs were swelling and it was becoming more difficult for him to move around. Bill admitted to the emergency room and was subsequently diagnosed with cellulitis.

Prior to his stay at Platinum Ridge, Bill was able to complete most tasks at home at a supervision level with the assistance of his wife. Bill was also able to ambulate in his home with a wheeled walker, complete transfers, and complete toileting tasks; he also had the ability to feed and dress himself at the supervision level.

Upon admission, Bill required moderate assistance (therapist needing to complete 50% of the task) with sit-to-stand transfers and walking with a wheeled walker up to 30 feet. Bill also required max assistance (therapist needing to complete 75% or more) with dressing, toileting, and lower body bathing.

Bill was adamant on returning home to his wife and endured the many exercises and training needed to be able to do so. He was able to use up to 3lbs on both legs to strengthen the muscles for him to be able to walk longer distances with less assistance. He was also able to use up to 2lb weights for upper body exercises to increase his strength for the ability to push-up and complete transfers with less assistance.

Bill’s determination and hard work paid off. He is now able to complete all transfers (sit-to-stand, turn, and toileting) with supervision. He also can walk up to 200 feet with a wheeled walker, which was better than he previously did at home! Bill met his goals and was ready and excited to return home, but not before he had his last treat of Nutter Butter cookies that he received from the concierge and looked forward to each week. We wish you the best, Bill!