Case Study: Lebanon Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (February 2021)

Patient’s Age: 72-years-old
Admission Date: 08/2420
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 189 days
Reason for Stay: Multiple falls at home
How did patient hear about Lebanon Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Hospital referral

Details of Experience:
Ms. Newcomb was admitted to Lebanon Center in August of 2020 due to multiple falls at her home. The fall that brought her to Lebanon happened when she was on her porch and she cracked both of her feet. Ms. Newcomb does not recall a lot from this time, as she was in bad shape and everything hit her at once. When she entered the community with the diagnosis, she had goals set for her to be able to perform, her bathing, dressing, and toileting, as well as work on balance and functional transfers.

When the team first saw Ms. Newcomb, she was not a strong participant in therapy. She made slow progress; however, she could not return home, due to being unsafe and the lack of effort she put into her everyday life tasks. After being at the community for a little while, the team began to see Ms. Newcomb again for therapy. Ms. Newcomb was more willing and dedicated to work with us to ambulate with PT. However, therapy services had to stop because she contacted COVID-19. For two weeks, therapy was unable to work with her due to her being quarantined.

After her two weeks, the team reevaluated her and started therapy once again. Her attitude was still much improved, and she was determined to do better with therapy and return to her house. Ms. Newcomb is now able to fully dress and complete her toileting with no assistance. She participates in functional ambulation utilizing a rolling walker (RW) and completes long distances at a time. She plans to return to her home with the Choices program.

Ms. Newcomb stated,” the staff here is 100 percent great. They are very patient with me when it comes to therapy. They even gave me some workouts I can do on my own.” Ms. Newcomb also stated,” they are very caring people. They watch over me and I feel very safe in this facility.” Ms. Newcomb is now waiting for a discharge date and looks forward to being home after being in our community for over 180 days. Ms. Newcomb stated,” I want to thank everyone at Lebanon Center, I could not have done it without you all building up my courage.”

The team would like to wish Ms. Newcomb the best with her continued recovery.