Patient’s Name: Craig P.
Patient’s Age: 71-years-old
Admission Date: 03/04/2020
Admitted From: Sumner Regional Hospital
Discharged Date: 5/15/2020
Discharged To: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing
Length of Stay: 3 weeks
Reason for Stay: Renal failure
How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Patient was a return patient from 10/13/2019

Details of Experience:
One day Craig wasn’t feeling like himself and wasn’t motivated to enjoy his favorite activities. His wife thought he just needed some fresh air and took him outside to sit in the sun on the front porch. After sitting for a short period of time on the front porch, he felt so weak that he couldn’t handle sitting up in his wheelchair. He was taken to the hospital for a blood draw and found out he was in renal failure.

After staying in the hospital for days, Craig was admitted to the Gallatin Center 3/4/2020. Upon admission, he was greeted and evaluated by the highly-trained nursing staff and therapy team, who determined he could only stand supported for short periods of time, and required assistance for dynamic sitting and standing. They created a personalized plan with the goal of regaining functional strength, increasing balance, decreasing the need for assistance from caregivers, and ambulating safely to improve quality of life. Craig has been down this road before and knew he had to give his best in therapy to be successful.

Craig was ready to take the steps needed to increase strength and balance and was ready to work with the therapists every day. He shared that the best part of his therapy sessions was being able to work out using the bike while listening to music. After his therapy sessions, he would ambulate back to his room with the assistance of the therapists. Craig participated in therapy daily and could tell that he was regaining his strength and endurance. While sitting in his room enjoying some downtime, he liked to listen to audiobooks using headphones secured by an activity aide!

Craig shared that he is thankful for having the best therapists ever. He also shared that Jessica, Amanda, and Cheryl were able to encourage him without badgering or having a nasty attitude and that his CNAs Laura and Shameka and the respiratory therapist Clara were 5-star employees and the finest nursing staff that he has encountered. After weeks of therapy, Craig increased his BLE strength from 3/5 to 4-/5 and was able to ambulate 100 ft with CGA. He required only to set up for UB ADLs and Min A for LB ADLs. He made incredible progress with his goals and was able to talk about discharging back home with his wife and caregiver.

Craig has shown resilience and dedication through his rehab journey and the quote “I’m stronger than I thought I was. My favorite phrase has been ‘This too shall pass.’ I now understand it really well.” — Robin Roberts comes to mind when I think of his hard work. It takes a real trooper to put your best foot forward while everything around you seems to be in chaos and focus on your goals. It may have seemed like a long road ahead, but with consistent effort and great support, it makes pulling through a difficult situation or overcoming an obstacle a little easier”.

The Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing would like to congratulate him on all of his courage and commitment!