Patients Age: 74-years-old
Admission Date: 05/31/2019
Admitted From: Westchester General Hospital
Discharge Date: 06/28/2019
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 28 days
Reason for Stay: Patient was hospitalized due to face trauma, bilateral nose bone fracture.
How did this patient hear about Palmetto Subacute Care Center? Hospital referral and self-research.

Details of Experience:
Ms. Rosario Munoz arrived at Palmetto Subacute Care Center on May 31st, 2019 from Westchester General Hospital in Miami, Florida. She is a 74-year-old patient who suffered from facial trauma and bilateral nose bone fractures due to a wheelchair fall.

Ms. Munoz was diagnosed with right and left Zygomatic fracture and general muscle weakness. It was determined by her physician at the hospital that she would require inpatient rehabilitation to regain muscle strength in order to perform activities of daily living once returning home.

Ms. Rosario was warmly welcomed to Palmetto and greeted by our amazing team. She was evaluated by the physical therapy team (PT) and occupational therapy team (OT), and a treatment plan was put in place based on their objective findings. The team created a personalized discharge plan and goal based on Ms. Rosario’s care plan.

Ms. Rosario was able to accomplish bed mobility with maximal assistance and able to transfer to the bedside chair. She was also walking 15 feet with maximum assistance. Ms. Rosario was very positive, consistent and willing to participate with therapy. She had therapy 5 times a week. Her goal was to perform bed mobility tasks with modified independence with the use of side rails, needing 0 verbal cues once she returns home.

With amazing progress on June 28th, Ms. Rosario was discharged home! She went from 75% verbal cues to only 35% and only needing minimum assistance for bed mobility.

“Therapy helped me a lot. Justin, my physical therapist, was excellent, as well as, Dinora from occupational therapy. Palmetto has met all of my needs. I’m very happy to be able to return back home and see my pets!” shared Ms. Rosario.