Case Study: Palmetto Subacute Care Center (March 2020)

Patients Age: 84-years-old
Admission Date: 01/14/2020
Admitted From: St. Catherine’s Rehab Hospital
Discharge Date: Currently an inpatient
Discharged To: Current an inpatient
Length of Stay: 2 months and 18 days; TBD
Reason for Stay: Displaced Intertrochanteric Fracture of Left Femur

Details of Experience:
On January 14th, 2020, Mr. Sanchez arrived at our community to continue his rehabilitation journey. He had been previously admitted to St. Catherine’s Hospital for a number of weeks with difficulty walking due to a left femur fracture. It was then recommended that he admit to a skilled nursing community, where he could be best treated with professional physical and occupational therapists. After canvassing the area and evaluating a number of options, Mr. Sanchez and his sister came to the conclusion that Palmetto Subacute Care Center was the best option for exquisite therapy and nursing options.

Mr. Sanchez was welcomed by our warm, friendly staff and escorted to his room to settle in. Palmetto’s nursing and rehabilitation teams soon visited him to evaluate his physical and occupational therapy needs. Based upon their findings, they developed an individual, personalized plan to help ease his pain, improve functionality and mobility, and improve his quality of life. Mr. Sanchez’s ultimate goal was to ambulate 250 feet while demonstrating proper gait mechanics in order to improve his independence and facility daily living activities.

Since being admitted to Palmetto, Mr. Sanchez has far surpassed his original goal. He has increased his independence, can facilitate functional mobility, has safety awareness, increased coordination, improved balance, increased functional activity tolerance, and a minimized fall risk. The Palmetto team is so proud of his progress, and knows Mr. Sanchez is as well! He is a strong, motivated individual, who is known in the Palmetto community for giving therapy his all, taking initiative, and in his own words, “trusting the process”.

In his time with Palmetto, Mr. Sanchez has expressed his gratitude to our nurses, CNA’s, and therapists, stating, “I’d like to thank you all for everything you guys do for me. To me, you guys are family. From the moment I arrived, I was welcomed with lots of love. At Palmetto Subacute Care Center, I feel loved and cared for. From the therapists, who have a lot of patience and have supported me, the nurses, and CNA’s, who have brought peace to me during this challenging time in my life.”

The Palmetto Team is so proud to be a positive part of Mr. Sanchez’s life, and wish him all the best in his continuing journey.