Patient’s Age: 81-years-old
Admission Date: 01/05/2019
Admitted From: St. Joseph’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 02/23/2019
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 7 weeks
Reason for Stay: Right Hip Fracture
How did this patient hear about Sans Souci? Hospital Recommendation

Details of Experience:

Ms. Rice arrived at Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on January 5, 2019, from St. Joseph’s Hospital. Prior to coming to Sans Souci, Ms. Rice sustained a fracture to her right hip while ambulating in the community. Upon completion of her hospital stay, Ms. Rice was referred to Sans Souci to begin rehabilitation for her hip.

Upon admission, Ms. Rice was greeted by multiple members of the Sans Souci interdisciplinary team. The team welcomed Ms. Rice to our community and conducted evaluations to custom tailor Ms. Rice’s stay. Ms. Rice required total assistance with ambulation and many of her daily activities. Ms. Rice also required the use of a wheelchair.

During her stay, Ms. Rice was an active participant in the daily recreation activities. She especially enjoyed attending the special recreation events including painting, birthday celebrations, and musician visits. Ms. Rice also enjoyed the luxury amenities at Sans Souci such as their signature hot towel and
snack cart program for healing patients.

Ms. Rice began working with one of our occupational therapists, Shani and physical therapist, T.K. to improve her balance, mobility, and overall strength and endurance in order to be able to complete routine tasks such as ambulation and self-care. Ms. Rice was unable to walk or use grab bars at the time of her initial evaluation.

By the fifth week of her stay, Ms. Rice was able to use grab bars independently. By the 7th week of her stay, Ms. Rice was able to navigate 250 feet with a rolling walker and ascend and descend 15 stairs with minimal assistance!

Upon discharge, Ms. Rice was able to navigate 250 feet with a rolling walker as well as ascend and descend 15 stairs utilizing handrails independently. Ms. Rice shared during her stay, “the staff at Sans Souci have been amazing, and the facility is a great place!”