“Planning For Life”

Hospitality Center welcomes Cheri M. Cramer and Modern Woodmen of America for this month’s community Senior Seminar! November’s topic, entitled “Planning For Life”, will offer seniors in the Xenia and surrounding areas with educational financial resources in planning for retirement. 

Please join us on November 28th at 9:30 am for a complimentary breakfast and educational seminar! RSVP today! 

Vitas Hospice Visits Hospitality!

We were thrilled to welcome Vitas Hospice for our October Senior Seminar on the 27th. The program featured information on hospice care and the resources available to those in need. Several members of the Xenia and surrounding communities joined this special day and were treated to a homemade complimentary breakfast! 

A monthly event, our community welcomes professionals from the area to share their knowledge and expertise in fields to support our seniors. 

Know of any incredible professionals in the community who would like to join the speakers series? Please reach out at (937) 372-4495 or 937-419-4500

Harmony & Hospitality Record-Breaking Family Carnival

Harmony Center and Hospitality Center were excited to invite the Xenia community to their dual family fun carnival day on Saturday, August 26th! Together, Harmony Center and Hospitality Center celebrated alongside 600 of their closest friends with pony rides, a petting zoo, photo booths, live music and entertainment, face painting, and even a food truck! 

As an annual event, Hospitality and Harmony are proud to support the Xenia community and look forward to many more future events! #TheCareRiteDifference

 

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

Patients Age: 67
Admission Date: 4/18/17
Admitted From: Kettering Medical Center
Discharge Date: 6/30/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 74 days
Reason for Stay: Stroke
How did this patient hear about Hospitality? Visited friends

Details of Experience:

Kay, a visitor of Hospitality Center who would always stop in to visit her beloved friends, never imagined that one day she, too, would need the support and services of a skilled nursing center. In April of 2017, Kay suffered a stroke, eliminating almost all of her mobility and cognition. Kay’s daughter, whom knew of her mother’s frequent visits to Hospitality, assisted in admitting her mother to the community from Kettering Medical Center on April 18th, 2017. Upon admission, Kay was unable to communicate with staff and required total assistance in daily care activities. The interdisciplinary team connected with Kay’s daughter immediately to ensure her personal preferences would be met. The Hospitality team shared that, “we wanted to give Kay the best environment in which to recover from her illness.” Kay’s daughter shared that Kay was an active person, and enjoyed card and word games, as well as attending church services. Prior to her stroke, she was able to walk with a walker and was able to care for herself independently at home. During the first two weeks of her stay at Hospitality, she was only oriented to self and did not respond to staff. She received therapy, but she was not actively involved. “The first couple weeks during her stay, we worked on range of motion and keeping her from losing strength while her cognition improved,” said her physical therapist. Speech therapy also worked alongside Kay. “I think the biggest barrier at first was her mental state. Her daughter told us she was a motivated person, but she was unable to get her brain and body in sync. She was stuck in her body.”

Over several weeks, she began to slowly become aware of her surroundings and became more alert to her condition. With consistent support and care, Karen began to resemble “a walking and talking miracle”, according to her speech therapist Karen. She was self-propelling and connected with staff. She was oriented to person, places, events, and regained her memory. She became very sociable with the staff, frequently spending time at the nursing station. Within days, she was cleared to walk with moderate assistance.

She received physical and occupational therapy. She was soon able to care for herself and transfer in her room. When she was ready to discharge from Hospitality, she was mobilizing with a four-wheeled walker. After she returned from the hospital, speech therapy continued to support her diet. “She went through all of our diets. She was NPO, eating through a tube when she arrived after her stroke. After returned from Haven, we had her on puree’ and then “soft” foods. She was eventually able to eat a regular consistency diet and her feeding tube was discontinued a few weeks before she left.” She was able to participate in a pizza party with many of the residents. “It’s been amazing to see her progress from being in a comatose state to socializing at a pizza party, and then walking home with her walker!”

One of the keys to her success were the staff that worked with her every step of the way through her recovery. Even when she wasn’t completely oriented, they innovated ways to understand her needs in efforts of making her feel comfortable. Kay shared, “Everyone has been so nice to me here; they have helped a lot. I will miss everyone when I leave.” It was a long road to recovery, but with patience and perseverance, she reached her goals!

Kay was able to discharge home with her daughter on June 30th, 2017.

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

Patients Age: 84
Admission Date: 2/27/2017
Admitted From: Greene Memorial Hospital
Discharge Date: 5/4/2017
Discharged To: Home with Kettering Home Health
Length of Stay: 66 days
Reason for Stay: Pancreatitis and renal failure
How did this patient hear about Hospitality? Attending Physician and Medical Director, Dr. Venkatesh

Details of Experience:

Frances joined the Hospitality community following an infection and fall that brought her to the hospital. She was admitted on February 27th, 2017. She arrived very weak and disoriented. She experienced periods of confusion and was at times only oriented to herself. She was also at times unaware of her surroundings, lacked motivation, and was failing to consumer ample nutrition.

Frances was living independently prior to falling ill and her goal was to return to being able to care for herself. Looking back, Frances realizes how sick she really was. “I had a rough time at first. I slept a lot. I wasn’t sure how therapy could help me, but once I started, I could see its worth.” Physical and occupational therapy began working with her, but she was unable to do much outside of her room. She had the most success from speech and cognitive therapy. Her speech therapist, Karen, worked with her to build confidence and motivation. “When I first started working with her, she could only tell me her name and she didn’t have the motivation to do anything.” They worked on sequencing events based on how she would normally complete tasks at home. They also worked on orienting with a calendar. “We worked on things that were familiar to her. It was also important that her family was involved as well.” Soon, she was socializing with others, sitting up in her chair, and even left Hospitality to get her hair done. “We gave her small steps to work on and she saw small successes that built her confidence.” She regained her sense of humor, and was eating better from being taught how to eat safely at mealtime.

Once she was more medically stable and regained her motivation, physical and occupational therapy was much more successful. Rodney, her physical therapist assistant, said that she was motivated to come to therapy every day without being asked. “We worked on strength, balance, and walking using her walker.” Fran enjoyed physical therapy, especially the bicycle. “Rodney helped me walk further each day. Each day, I could go a little farther, and that’s when I could see how important therapy was.” Ruth, her occupational therapy assistant, also worked with Fran in improving her daily living activities such as dressing, eating, and transferring out of the bed. “We focused on doing things safely because she was going to be living at home alone.” She went from being completely dependent on the nursing aids for assistance to being able to move around with her walking and taking care of herself with little assistance.

When she was ready to be discharged, she was oriented to person, place, time, and events. She was completing daily crosswords and cryptograms. We were walking with a four wheel walker, considered modified independent, and able to go home to live on her own. She discharged on May 5th, 2017 with Kettering Home Health to assist her with therapy at home!

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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.

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

Patients Age: 66
Admission Date: 12/12/16
Admitted From: Grandview Medical Center
Discharge Date: 3/08/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 86 days (2 months, 24 days)
Reason for Stay: Rotator Cuff surgery
How did this patient hear about Hospitality? Patient is familiar with Xenia community and area.

Details of Experience:

Palmer became a patient at Hospitality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on December 12, 2016 due to a tear in his rotator cuff in result of a car accident. He had underwent surgery at Grandview Medical Center and required the care of skilled care center to recover. Palmer was diagnosed with Post-polio Syndrome, making it difficult to walk without the full use of his upper extremities to support him; he had used crutches prior to tearing his rotator cuff. Without the use of his shoulders, he was unable to transfer out of bed on his own. He had heard of Hospitality Center because he had lived in Xenia for a long time and wanted to find a place that was close to his home. He frequently passed Hospitality during trips throughout the community, making it a familiar face when seeking a therapy center.

When he first admitted to Hospitality, his number one concern was pain. He also shared that his wish for our team was to have his overall shoulder pain reduced. Before his journey could begin, he needed to manage his pain so that he could begin physical therapy on his shoulder. Our nursing team worked alongside his doctor to plan a regimen that worked best for him personally. At first, it was difficult for him to accomplish his therapy goals due to the pain. He was immobilized for two weeks, having therapy in his room and continued management of his pain levels. When asked about his stay shortly after he arrived, Palmer said, “They are doing as much as they can right now with the limited movement and pain.”

Throughout his stay, his doctor was slowly decreasing his pain medication. Our physical and occupational team was able to work on his mobility and endurance. “Therapy has been slow, but good, we are working on shoulder strength,” said Palmer when asked about his therapy experience 6 weeks into his stay. His pain levels were improving as well, giving him the ability to walk with his crutches. His physical therapy assistant, Rodney, said, “Because he walks with his upper body, it was a challenge. We had to work on strengthening his shoulders and using the parallel bars to support himself; he was determined, though.”

Palmer required 12 weeks of physical and occupational therapy to return him to his feet and to allow independence. At the end of his therapy journey, he was able to use his crutches to walk independently once again. He was also independent in his activities of daily living. He was discharged home on March 8th, 2017. Palmer was pleased with the care he received at Hospitality Center, sharing, “The nurses and the aids took good care of me.” The Hospitality team wishes him well and hopes he continues to get stronger at home.

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

Patients Age: 62
Admission Date: 1/19/2017
Admitted From: Hillside Assisted Living
Discharge Date: 2/17/2017
Discharged To: Hillside Assisted Living
Length of Stay: 29 days
Reason for Stay: Physical therapy as recommended by Hillside Assisted Living
How did this patient hear about Hospitality? Nursing Supervisor at Hillside Recommendation

Details of Experience:

Ed joined our community when he arrived to Hospitality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on January 19th, 2017. He has been living at Hillside Assisted Living and it was recommended that he would benefit from physical and occupational therapy at Hospitality. Summer, the nursing supervisor at Hillside Assisted Living, recommended the community. Ed had generalized residual weakness that was present from his stroke in 2006. He was also having difficulty swallowing foods and liquids.

Upon admission, Ed spoke with the therapy team about gaining strength and mobility. “I would like to work on standing, balance, and walking with my cane. I want to learn how to best use my cane and wheelchair. I’ve lost function on my right side from a stroke in 2006. I want to build strength in my arms and see if I can get both arms equally strong. Ed’s intention for therapy was to return to Hillside with the ability of becoming more independent and stable with getting around. He had a wonderful first impression of the Hospitality community. “My impressions are high. Everyone has been very friendly and helpful.” He established a plan with his physical therapist, Rob, and his occupational therapist, Ruth. Speech therapy and the dietician were also able to create a plan that would ease him into a regular diet with restrictions.

In physical therapy, Rob worked on using the stairs, and adding more strength to his right side. He used the bike to increase range of motion in his right arm to try to make it equal to his left arm. “He was very motivated and always asked for things he could do on his own to improve,” said Rob. During his time in therapy, he increased his balance and was walking around the facility using his walker. He was also able to reach for things in his closet and get around his room with increased mobility. He had increased strength in both sides of his extremities. “I think it was a 180 turnaround. I was functioning at 50 percent with both arms and legs, now I feel like I am at 85 percent in strength and mobility. I can walk backwards. I haven’t done that since before my stroke.” He was also lifting 8 pound weights with his right arm. He wasn’t able to lift things like milk jugs at Hillside and now he has the strength to do so. He was also eating a regular diet without restrictions and didn’t have any problems with swallowing.

Ed was discharged back to his home at Hillside Assisted Living on February 17th, 2017. He was able to meet all the goals that he, Hillside, and Hospitality had set out for him. He enjoyed his stay at Hospitality, saying, “Everyone has been knocking it out of the park. I would rate everything a 10 out of 10. There is a total family atmosphere here, and outside of Hillside, this place is the best.” Team Hospitality was privileged to get to work with Ed and wishes him the best as he continues his care under Hillside.

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

Patients Age: 52
Admission Date: 11/21/2016
Admitted From: Greene Memorial Hospital
Discharge Date: 1/13/17
Discharged To: Home with Kettering Home Health Care
Length of Stay: 54 days (1 month 24 days)
Reason for Stay: Knee injury during fall
How did this patient hear about Hospitality? Greene Memorial Hospital recommendation

Details of Experience:

Monte was admitted to Hospitality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on November 21st, 2016 in result of a fall that injured both knees. When he first arrived to Hospitality, he was unable to walk or move his legs. He also required extensive assistance with daily activities and transferring from his bed to his wheelchair. In addition he suffered from both respiratory and renal complications. When asked of his goals for therapy, he replied, “Strength to be able to push my wheelchair and use the walker.”

He was independently walking prior to his fall and wanted to regain his strength. Monte received physical and occupational therapy during his stay, where he received physical therapy daily. His therapists worked to build his strength and increase his endurance. To enhance physical endurance, the therapy team offered upper extremity arm exercises and balance skills. One of his therapists, Rodney, shared, “The bike really helped because it normalized his legs and got them moving. He was very motivated and goal-oriented. It really helps us when we receive patients that really want to get better and have that drive.”

When evaluating his experience with therapy Monte shared, “I enjoy therapy. I have been working on my strength. I’m happy with the progress I have made in my leg.” He also rated his overall stay as a “10”, saying, “The nursing staff has been really good. The food is very good here as well.” Before discharge, the staff was able to regulate his renal complications through a well-balanced diet.

Monte arrived with the inability to move in and out of his wheelchair. Once he was able to discharge from Hospitality, he was able to walk independently with a walker and had met and exceeded his therapy goals according to his physical therapist! He was discharged home with follow-up assistance provided by Kettering Home Health on January 13th, 2017.

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Case Study: Hospitality Center for Rehabilitation & Healing (December 2016)

Patients Age: 92
Admission Date: 10/3/16
Admitted From: Greene Memorial Hospital
Discharge Date: 12/5/16
Discharged To: Elmcroft Assisted Living
Length of Stay: 2 months, 2 days
Reason for Stay: Weakness and Fatigue
How did this patient hear about Hospitality? Hospital Referral

Details of Experience:

Jean was admitted to Hospitality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on October 3rd, 2016. Upon admission, Jean required assistance and supervision for her activities of daily living and care. She also required assistance with bed mobility and transfers. Jean experienced difficulty with utilizing her lower extremities; her goal was to be able to find placement in an assisted living facility. As shared by Jean, her goal for therapy was, “to be able to take care of myself, work on walking and build leg strength.”

Jean received occupational and physical therapy six times per week during her stay at Hospitality Center. Within a few weeks of her therapy program, she was independent in caring for herself and was subsequently independent in ambulating, which increased her quality of life. As shared by Rob, her physical therapist, “she was a very motivated patient; we worked on getting her endurance and confidence up.”

When Jean first arrived to the Hospitality community, she experienced great difficulty with ambulating independently. Nearing her discharge, she was able to successfully walk
on her own! Jean thoroughly enjoyed her therapy. “They are very upbeat. The people in therapy are unbelievable. Rob went out of his way to watch over me while I was here.” During her stay she also enjoyed reading and talking with other patients and residents.

Jean was discharged to Elmcroft Assisted Living on December 5th, 2016 with Kettering Home Health for follow up support. She described her experience at Hospitality as,“It’s a very friendly atmosphere. I’ve never known a friendlier staff.” We wish Jean nothing but continued health and prosperity as she continues to thrive with the stellar team at Elmcroft Assisted Living.

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