Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (August 2015)

Patients Age: 99
Admission Date: July 03, 2015
Discharge Date: August 26, 2015
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 54 Days
Reason for Stay: Right Hip Fracture Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Referred from Morristown Memorial and is local to Chatham

Patient was admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center after his stay in Morristown Memorial Hospital due to a right sided hip fracture: At the time of admission, this patient was unable to ambulate and needed assistance with all of his ADL’s including meals. It was important for the patient to achieve several goals before being discharged. These included supervised walking with an assistive device, getting in and out of bed with supervision, going to the bathroom with supervision, and understanding hip precautions to prevent re-injury and ensuring proper healing. The patient attended physical and occupational therapy and achieved all of these goals through strengthening exercises, balance and gait training, and ADL training. He was also able to shave, groom, wash his hands and use the bathroom with supervision. At 99 years old, with proper rehabilitation, this patient achieved all of his set goals, with the only exception of needing assistance with lower body dressing. He was overjoyed to return to home with his wife.