Case Study: St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center (June 2016)

Patients Age: 72
Admission Date: 5/20/16
Admitted From: Mather
Discharge Date: 6/22/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 36 Days
Reason for Stay: Fx Femur
How did this patient hear about St. James? Word of mouth

Details of Experience:

Anthony T. was admitted to St. James Rehabilitation Center for short term rehab from Mather Hospital for a right femur fracture and underwent an ORIF. He had an extensive past medical history that included: CHF, Crohn’s Disease, CAD, Chronic Kidney Disease, and chronic pain. Upon his admission, he was noted to be highly de-conditioned requiring extensive to total assistance for all ADLs. He was unable to ambulate on admission. He attended physical therapy six days a week for Therapeutic exercise, gait training, neuro re-education, and therapeutic activities. He attended occupational therapy six times a week for therapeutic exercise, therapeutic activities, ADL retraining, neuro reeducation, wheelchair management, and caregiver training.

In addition, to physical and occupational therapy, he attended pulmonary rehab for telemetry monitored cardiac rehabilitation to improve strength and endurance, and for education to enhance compliance with treatment plan. He was monitored by a Respiratory Therapist while performing various exercise. During his stay he was followed weekly by his primary care physician to ensure that he remained medically stable. He was followed by the in house cardiology group, North Suffolk Cardiologist due to his cardiac history . He was also followed by the in house wound care physician weekly to ensure that he was receiving appropriate treatment for his wounds and to monitor the healing process. He was educated through out his stay on being compliant with medications and treatments. Both he and his family were educated on the importance of proper medication administration and safety. Upon discharge, notable improvements were made; he only required minimal assistance to perform ADLs and was ambulating between 100 to 150 feet.