Case Study: Sans Souci Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (April 2017)

Patients Age: 57
Admission Date: 9/13/16
Admitted From: St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Discharge Date: 4/19/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay 218 Days
Reason for Stay: Left below the knee amputee
How did this patient hear about Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Hospital

Brian was admitted to Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on April 19, 2016 from Saint John’s Riverside Hospital with a left below the knee amputation and sepsis. When Brian was assessed by physical and occupational therapy he also presented with Charcot’s joint of his left foot and ankle. As a result, Brian had many definitive functional limitations. Examples included pelvic asymmetry, leg length discrepancy, and decreased strength in bilateral lower extremities, increased abdominal girth and dependent edema. Brian had a steep hill to climb, but he was prepared to endure a rigorous therapy program to improve his health and skill set and return home. While at Sans Souci, Brian Participated in various recreation programs, such as assisting in independent leisure activities and always bringing positive energy to whomever he came in contact with.

After a few weeks of continuous therapy, Brian made significant improvements. Brian was able to improve in all of his functional mobility secondary to use of a prosthetic leg and counterforce cam boot on his left leg. Brian was able to safely perform all activities of daily living independently with limited assistance, modified independence for bed mobility activities, functional transfers from a wheelchair/rolling walker and (RW)/axillary crutches with set-up assistance. Brian was also able to ambulate over 125 feet with a rolling walker and 90 feet on crutches on level tiles and paved surfaces. Additionally, Brian was able to ascend/descend 21 steps with supervision, achieve independence in safely donning/doffing prosthesis and cam walker boot. As Brian was ready for his discharge on April 19th 2017, he was appreciative of the whole therapy team, nursing Team, social work team and administration team for all the amazing work that was done for him!