Case Study: Lebanon Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q2 2023)

Concierge: Misty Billingsley
Patient Name: Annie Chumnly
Patient Age: 75
Admission Date: 04/07/23
From: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Discharge Date: 05/08/2023
Discharge Location: Home with Husband
Length of Stay: 31 days
Reason for Stay: Weakness due to Sepsis from a staged wound

Details of Experience:

Mrs. Chumnly was admitted to Lebanon Center after a weeklong stay at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. She had been admitted to the MICU due to Sepsis caused by a staged wound, which caused her to experience great pain and weakness. Upon admission, Mrs. Chumnly was greeted by many caring staff members, including Rehabilitation, Nursing, and Concierge. She expressed concern that she would be unable to return home but was assured and encouraged by all staff that we would work with her to ensure she attained that goal.

During the Concierge’s first visit with Mrs. Chumnly, she learned the couple had been married for over fifty-two years. Mr. Chumnly was his wife’s biggest supporter, and wanted to be with her every day to help encourage her to succeed in meeting her therapy goals. The Concierge was then informed that Mr. Chumnly had been walking several miles daily to be with his wife as he had no transportation.

After learning of this, the Concierge made an offer to Mr. Chumnly to give him a ride to the center each morning during the week while one of our exceptional CNAs assumed this responsibility on the weekend. He agreed, which led to many wonderful and entertaining conversations between the Concierge and Mr. Chumnly every morning during the stay.

During her initial evaluation with Rehab and during her first few subsequent visits, Mrs. Chumnly could not meet many of her goals due to weakness and pain. However, with each encounter with our incredible Rehabilitation team and encouragement from her loving husband she began to make strides toward her goals. At the beginning of her Rehab journey, she required max assistance for transfers alone. The patient could not walk during her first few days in the community. The Resident’s husband continued to encourage her daily to participate with therapy services. She began making strides toward her goal of going home. At the time of her discharge, she could walk 510 ft, climb stairs, and dress herself, therefore meeting all her goals

Mrs. Chumnly was discharged from home on 5/8/23 home with her husband. They were very grateful for the care they received here and know they will always be part of our Lebanon Center family.