Patients Age: 104
Admission Date: 2/20/2018
Discharge To: Mercy Medical Center
Discharge Date: 3/13/2018
Length of Stay: 21 Days
Reason for Stay: Acute myocardial infarction, displaced intertrochanteric fracture of unspecified femur, initial encounter for closed fracture and generalized muscle weakness.
How did patient hear about the Grand Pavilion?: “Throughout the year I have had many friends who have came here and have only had nice things to say about this facility. In case you didn’t know, it seems there is a big demand to get into this community!”

Details of Experience:

Ms. Dorothy Sellers was admitted to The Grand Pavilion from Mercy Medical Center on February 20th, 2018. She was experiencing acute myocardial infarction, displaced intertrochanteric fracture of unspecified femur, initial encounter for closed fracture and generalized muscle weakness. Aside from what Dorothy presented with upon admission, she is a healthy 104-years-old with no noted medical complications. Upon arrival to The Grand Pavilion, she was greeted by our Director of Concierge Services. Shortly thereafter, she was evaluated by both our Rehabilitation and Nursing Teams. Within the first 24 hours of her stay, the interdisciplinary team met with Dorothy to learn more about her specific needs and preferences so that they could build a person-centered care plan to support her healing experience. When asked by our Director of Concierge Services her first impression of the Grand Pavilion community, Dorothy shared that when she arrived to her new room she noticed that the window bed was vacant, so she requested if she can be changed to the window bed and her request was immediately granted. She was very appreciative of how accommodating the Grand Pavilion team was, overall!

Ms. Sellers’ worked for the head of the well-known company, Seagram Distillers. Dorothy was also very crafty and enjoyed making all kinds of decorative things that she would sell on the side as a hobby. She even made personalized miniature Christmas trees! Her boss was a personal friend of President Hoover and Eisenhower so she was blessed with the opportunity of presenting both President Hoover and President Eisenhower with a personalized miniature Christmas tree!

Mrs. Seller was initially able to partially bear weight on her right leg during initial rehabilitation evaluations. Dorothy required extensive assist with bed mobility and was only able to ambulate up to 5 feet with a rolling walker. During her course in rehab, the goal in occupational therapy included increasing Mrs. Sellers’ independence and safety during Activities of Daily Living (ADL’s) such as dressing, hygiene and grooming. While in physical therapy, the goal was to have Mrs. Seller increase independence with gait, promote safety awareness, facilitate motor control, improve dynamic balance to minimize falls, and increase functional activity tolerance. Mrs. Seller worked hard at positioning maneuvers, proper body mechanics, safe transfer techniques and safety precautions. She was encouraged to perform bilateral arm swinging to improve her balance and increase space between her and obstacles. She would perform seated therapeutic exercises with three pound weights, hip abductions and adductions, as well as hamstring curls. Her standing exercises consisted of side stepping and calf raisings. In only a month’s time she was making tremendous strides, and was ambulating 175 feet with stand by assistance without the assistance of a device.

Ms. Sellers would spend most of her time outside of her therapy sessions enjoying the company of close friends and crossword puzzles. Dorothy was truly an inspiration in the Grand Pavilion community; she was always smiling and offering kind words to her fellow residents and the Grand Pavilion staff. When asked by people what her secret to such healthy long years, she would so peacefully respond, “strong genes and staying proactive.”

Mrs. Sellers made significant progress with Occupational and Physical Therapy in which she was able to return home with limited assistance with bed mobility, transfer, and ambulation with a rolling walker. She was also able to negotiate up and down steps. We were delighted to provide Dorothy with a safe transition back home. Ms. Sellers was extremely satisfied with both the nursing and therapy care she received here at the Grand Pavilion. We successfully worked as a team, and we were honored to have a hand in giving her the best experience possible. We are delighted to see her regain her independence and be able to return home safely.