Director Concierge: Alexander Jones

Patient age: 83

Admission date: 10/29/2022 

Admitted from: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Discharge Date: 12/15/2022

Length of stay: 47 days

Reason for stay: Fractured right femur, Joint replacement surgery

How did this patient hear about Creekside? Social services at Vanderbilt Hospital


Details of Experience:

William Chamberlin is a vibrant 83-year-old man who was first admitted to Creekside Center for Rehabilitation and Healing at the end of October from Vanderbilt Hospital. Mr. Chamberlin was admitted to the Hospital due to a fractured right femur which prompted him to have joint replacement surgery. Upon discharge from Vanderbilt, Mr. Chamberlin’s family selected Creekside to get him back on his feet. 

Immediately after arrival at Creekside, Mr. William and his family were welcomed by the receptionist Katie, who was able to answer all their questions about everyday activities at Creekside. Within 48 hours of arrival at Creekside, due to his weekend admission, Mr. William was greeted by staff members from each department, including nursing, physicians, therapists, dieticians, and even housekeeping. His physical therapist, Michal, his occupational therapist, Brittany, and his speech therapist Tristaca, worked together to develop a comprehensive therapy plan that would allow him to meet his goals. Mr. Chamberlin started his rehabilitative journey unable to walk or stand on his own, and he also required moderate levels of assistance with several Activities of Daily Living (ADLs). 

After several weeks at Creekside, Mr. Chamberlin could perform ADLs independently and walk using a rolling walker. During his stay, he also benefitted from the social services team of Creekside, which made his stay more pleasant by providing that extra measure of support. At the end of November, as a result of his progression, our rockstar therapy team determined that Mr. Chamberlin would be able to safely return home before Christmas.

Josie, our community discharge coordinator here at Creekside, arranged for Mr. Chamberlin to receive continued care at a home from home Health Agency. Upon discharge, Mr. Chamberlin’s family expressed their gratitude while their loved one was in our care.

The staff at Creekside were thrilled that Mr. Chamberlin made such a significant leap in progress during his stay here and will miss the joyful attitude he brought to Creekside.