Patient’s Age: 74-years-old
Admission Date: 06/15/2019
Admitted From: Winthrop University Hospital
Discharge Date: 06/28/2019
Length of Stay: 14 days
Reason for Stay: Post spinal surgery, diagnosis of generalized muscle weakness and posterior lumbar interbody fusion.
Details of Experience:
Roger Kula was admitted to The Grand Pavilion Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on 06/15/19 following spinal surgery and the need for rehabilitation therapy. Mr. Kula presented to The Grand Pavilion with a diagnosis of generalized muscle weakness and a posterior lumbar interbody fusion, which is spinal surgery that addresses low back pain resulting from a spine disorder or injury.
Upon his admission to The Grand Pavilion, Mr. Kula was greeted by the community’s staff, assessed and made comfortable. Therapy spent a great deal of time discussing his treatment goals and plans to get him back on his feet and a return to his normal activities of daily living (ADL), as well as, returning to his practice as a neurologist.
Upon Mr. Kula admission to The Grand Pavilion, he was at risk for falls. The patient had a decrease in leisure task participation, as well as, a decrease in his independent participation with functional activities of ADL tasks. He presented with impairments in balance, sensation, limitations and/or participation, with restrictions in completing his self-care and general tasks and demands.
Therapy worked hard to assess his needs and developed a daily plan of therapy which enhanced, encouraged and promoted skilled physical and occupational therapy services. The Therapists evaluated and supported his recovery of safety awareness, improved dynamic balance, increase functional activity tolerance and increased body strength. They helped him to minimize his fall risks and also decreased his complaints of pain while enhancing his quality of life. All of this while working alongside the motivated and determined Mr. Kula who worked fiercely and effortlessly with the therapy team in reaching his target goals of recovery and success.
During his stay at The Grand Pavilion, he also provided great compliments regarding the welcome he received, the care, support and encouragement provided by the Grand Pavilion Staff. He stated that “The food was better than expected, the staff was very supportive and helpful, therapy was AMAZING and he enjoyed spending time out on the patio in a very clean community.”
Mr. Kula had a successful discharge from The Grand Pavilion on 06/28/2019 and ranked the community a 10/10. The Grand Pavilion acknowledges his hard work and success through his surgery and phenomenal therapy experience and wishes him the best in his future health and healing.