Case Study: Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilitation & Healing (May 2016)

Patients Age: 40 years
Admission Date: 10/15/16
Admitted From: UPMC Presby
Discharge Date: Current Resident
Discharged To: Current Resident
Length of Stay:
Reason for Stay: Wound care, therapy
How did this patient hear about Squirrel Center? Hospital Social Worker

Details of Experience:

After several months in the hospital and a planned weight loss of over 200 pounds this resident admitted to Squirrel Hill center for therapy and wound care. At the time of admission her weight was 480 pounds, she was in need of wound care and full assistance with all her activates. As her medical condition began to improve she slowly progressed in her self-care as well. After six months here, and nearly 14 months in total she stood for the first time. Resident states that her thoughts she would never be able to walk again but slowly progresses week by week. At this time she is walking over 50 feet with staff assistance and has lost an additional 60 pounds since she arrived. With the need for an additional surgery as well as continued therapy she will not be able to discharge yet. She remains an inspiration to many others here who may say they can’t do one thing or another. She will often tell them, “you just gotta not be scared, you just gotta do it.”