Case Study: St. James Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center (November 2015)

Patients Age: 76
Admission Date: 10/24/15
Admitted From: Mather
Discharge Date: 11/22/15
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 29 Days
Reason for Stay: Muscle Weakness and unsteady gait
How did this patient hear about St. James? Friend’s family member was a resident here

Details of Experience:
Patient came St James Rehab with muscle weakness, a perforated bowel, and chronic kidney disease. Upon admission resident would sleep for a long period of time and when able to wake up resident denied being in any pain but was just very tired. When resident was up she was up and alert with few moments of forgetfulness. Resident was reported to have a poor appetite for breakfast or lunch but a good appetite at supper, eating everything that was given to her with no complaints. There was a moment in the beginning of her recovery that resident refused to wake up and go to therapy.
Resident started off at maximum assist for therapy. Resident was not able to ambulate upon evaluation, was unable to go up or down steps and unable to stand for any period of time.
After 2 weeks here, the resident began to show much improvement. Resident was doing her exercises great with supervision, being able to walk 250ft with supervision, standing with assistance 1-3 minutes, and going up to 8 steps with support. She discharged to home and comes back to visit.