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

Patients Age: 80
Admission Date: 10/21/16
Admitted From: West Penn Hospital
Discharge Date: 11/2/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 12 days
Reason for stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Daughter is a nurse at Platinum Ridge

Betty arrived at Platinum Ridge following a hospital admission for Non-ST- elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and increased dizziness with postural changes. Upon admission, Betty required assistance with all activities of daily living (ADLs), functional ambulation and transfers. Resident demonstrated increased ability with ambulation, transfers, strength and ADL tasks post-therapy. Betty was able to complete homemaking tasks with distant supervision. She performed all transfers and ambulation with distant supervision as well as self- care tasks.

Betty functionally ambulated 200 ft. with no assistive device and distant supervision. She also completed 14 steps with 1 handrail. Upon discharge, she demonstrated increased strength, safety awareness, independence with transfers, ambulation and self-care tasks and decreased dizziness. Betty was happily discharged to home to be around her family and friends!