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

Patients Age: 87
Admission Date: 10/13/15
Admitted From: Acute care Hospital-HVHC
Discharge Date: 12/13/15
Discharged To: Long Term Care Unit
Length of Stay: 53 Days
Reason for Stay: Fall, Muscle Weakness, Dysphasia, Confusion
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills?Son is a local resident of Chatham Borough

Details of Experience:
Patient was admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center with a past medical history for spinal stenosis, hypertension, hypothyroidism, anxiety, osteopenia and palpitations who presented to the hospital initially after a fall in her home. She injured her left ankle and experienced the pain immediately. She had x-rays that showed a right fifth metatarsal fracture and a left bimalleolar fracture. She was unable to bear any weight. She was placed in a cast on her left foot and a cam boot on her right foot. She was stabilized and transferred here to Chatham Hills due to her deconditioned state.

Patient worked very hard with Leslie in rehabilitation. Her initial progress she was able to hop only on 2-3 feet since she was non-weight bearing on one foot and only partial on the other. Within the time of working with PT/OT she was able to hop 30-40 feet. Upon discharge, she went home with her son, weight bearing on both legs and walking with a walker. She was a great success for Chatham Hills because of her deconditioned state when she initially arrived. She is now able to function independently as it relates to all her ADL’s.