Patients Age: 83
Admission Date: 04/14/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 05/05/2016
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3 weeks
Reason for Stay: Total left hip replacement.
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Details of Experience:

Mrs. C was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on 4/4/2016 following surgery for a left total hip replacement. In addition to her left hip being replaced Mrs. C suffered from spinal Stenosis which caused severe back pain.

Mrs. C was evaluated by both Physical and Occupational Therapy and placed on a 6x week program with both disciplines. Upon evaluation Mrs. C required assistance of 1 person for her activities of daily living (i.e. walking, dressing, bathing, stair climbing, etc…). And due to her lower back pain her progress with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy was limited. A pain management protocol had to be developed for Mrs. C in order for her to increase her overall functional mobility. A pharmacological plan was developed along with a core stability program for increased and electrical stimulation to also help reduce her pain.

After weeks of skilled therapy and nursing care Mrs. C was able to walk with a straight cane, climb stairs, get in and out of a car, dress and bathe herself with adaptive equipment, plan and cook a meal, all pain free.