Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (January 2021)

Patient’s Age: 84-years-old
Initial Admission Date: 11/07/20
Discharge Date: 01/20/21
Discharged To: Home
Reason for Stay: Orthostatic hypotension
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Mary has been with us previously.

Details of Experience:
Mary was in and out of the hospital for months before admitting to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center. She presented to the hospital in October for chest pain and was sent home shortly after. She was sent back to the emergency room with similar complaints of chest pain. She underwent cardiac catheterization with two stents placed. Following her days in the hospital, Mary was given the recommendation of transferring to a subacute rehabilitation center. With the strong support of her husband, Jerry, they worked together to get Mary to a place they could trust. Mary arrived at Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center on November 7, 2020.

On arrival, Mary was greeted by our admission team who escorted her to her room. Mary arrived at Chatham Hills requiring maximum assistance with all activities of daily living and was unable to ambulate. Within the first 24 hours of her stay, Mary was evaluated by her team of highly trained therapists. Together, they set personalized goals to work towards before Mary’s discharge. According to her therapy team, she demonstrated good potential as evidenced by recent onset, strong family support, and motivation to participate.

Over the course of the months, Mary worked hard every single day she was at Chatham Hills. She worked daily with her Physical Therapist, practicing transfers and walking. She trained in proper ways to transfer safely and participate in activities of daily life. She was cheered on, daily, by her husband, who visited at the window.

After her time working with our team at Chatham Hills, Mary was ready to go back home. She went from needing assistance and depending on caregivers to assist with all her activities of daily life to meeting her goal of walking better and performing ADLs with supervised assistance. Mary and her husband were grateful for the progress she made at Chatham Hills and so excited to return home.

Our concierge followed up with Jerry, who was so excited to share that she does not require caregivers at home and is doing so well!

It was a long battle for Mary, but Team Chatham Hills wishes her and Jerry health and happiness today and every day!