Case Study: Hospitality Center for Rehabilitation & Healing (April 2017)

Patients Age: 76
Admission Date: 3/13/2017
Admitted From: Greene Memorial Hospital
Discharge Date: 3/31/2017
Discharged To: Home with Kettering Home Health
Length of Stay: 18 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation from Stroke
How did this patient hear about Hospitality? Word of mouth and referral from Hospital

Details of Experience:

Mary became a patient of Hospitality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on March 13th, 2017, following a series of strokes that affected her balance, vision, and mobility. Prior to her strokes, she was able to walk around the house. Afterwards, she was unsteady on her walker. She lives with her husband and he has been assisting with her care. He was with her through every step of her recovery at Hospitality.

For the first few days, her main concern was balance and building up confidence. Her goals for therapy were, “being able to function on my own and walk around the house without being worried of falling.” Her stroke had given her vertigo and she wasn’t able to walk a few steps without feeling like she would fall. The first therapy treatments were in her room to help her build up strength and endurance safely. Her physical therapist, Rodney, worked on vestibular exercises with her to relieve her vertigo. They worked on making quick head turns and movement of eyes to test her balance. Within a few days she was making progress, being able to walk 20 feet without feeling dizzy or having to sit down. “I feel a lot stronger after therapy,” Mary said when asked about her experience a few days of being at Hospitality. Her husband noticed her progress as well. “She’s been stronger and more alert.”

“We worked on strength as well, it was unique that she didn’t experience a lot of muscle weakness from her stroke. The main thing was dealing with the vertigo,” said Rodney, explaining her progress in therapy. Her husband was a huge part of her therapy as well. He would watch the therapy, giving her encouragement and also helping her remember the exercise for when she would go home. Rodney said, “I think having her husband there to push her along a little served a good purpose.” Within two weeks, she was able to walk 250 feet with a rolling walker.

She had wonderful things to say about her experience at Hospitality. “The nurses and aids were very helpful and cordial.” Mary’s husband was thankful for the experience as well. “I was glad that they never objected to me staying here or being involved. The therapy was very good for her. If you do the work, you’ll get to go home sooner.” Mary discharged home with Kettering Home Health March 31st, 2017.