Concierge: Marialcira Hernandez
Patient Age: 80-years-old
Admission Date: 06/09/2021
Discharge Date: 07/14/2021
Discharged To: Home
Reason for Stay: weakness, decreased in strength, difficulty in walking.

Details of Experience:
Mrs. Rodriguez is an 80-year-old female who was positive for COVID-19. She went to the Doctors Hospital’s Emergency Room on 5/19/2021 with fever, chills, nausea, headache, loss of smell, and myalgia after receiving her second dose of Vaccine. She was admitted to the hospital from 5/19/2021 to 06/09/2021 with a primary diagnosis of acute respiratory failure and sepsis due to COVID-19. Once stabilized, she was referred for therapy due to decreased strength, weakness, and difficulty in walking. Her husband referred her to Palmetto Subacute Care Center for Rehabilitation. He was a patient in the Community from February-March 2021. He was very satisfied with his improvement and the quality of care he received, so Mrs. Rodriguez did not hesitate to choose Palmetto for her recovery.

Mrs. Rodriguez was admitted to Palmetto on 06/09/2021 and was greeted by our Concierge, Admission, and Social Worker teams. She was also evaluated by the Nursing and Rehabilitation team to ensure she was comfortable and established her care plan. She was referred for Physical and Occupational Therapy due to decreased strength, decreased functional mobility requiring more assistance during bed mobility, transfer and gait, poor endurance to activities, decreased balance, difficulty in walking, and pain. She started her journey with moderate assistance in most of her activities of daily living (ADL) and an ambulation of 15 feet with moderate assistance.

While Mrs. Rodriguez was in the community, she enjoyed crossword puzzles, word search, drawing, painting, and watching movies on an iPad provided by the Activities department. She also participated in the annual art contest “Art for Life 2021” and is a very good artist! She created beautiful art pieces that were exhibited in the Community during July.

Mrs. Rodriguez showed a lot of commitment. She worked very hard with our therapists every day and showed consistent progress towards reaching her goals, and her condition improved. Upon discharge, Mrs. Rodriguez was able to ambulate 110 feet with a Rolling Walker and stand-by assistance. She also required only supervision in most of her ADL’s.

On 07/14/2021, Mrs. Rodriguez was discharged and returned home where she lives with her husband. She was very happy with her decision to choose Palmetto for her rehabilitation needs.

We are very proud and going to miss her!