Case Study: Palmetto Subacute Care Center (November 2021)

Concierge: Marialcira Hernandez
Patient’s Age: 66 years old
Admission Date: 07/15/2021
Discharge Date: 09/28/2021
Discharged to: Home
Reason for Stay: Fracture of right humerus and pubis

Details of Experience:

Mrs. Ferro was admitted to Palmetto Subacute Care Center on July 15th, 2021, after being hospitalized at West Gables Rehab Hospital on June 15th, 2021, due to right humeral and pubic fractures, as a result of a fall while walking her two dogs. Prior to the fall, Mrs. Ferro lived in a one-story house with her sister, brother-in-law, and nephew. She enjoys Tai Chi, meditation, playing dominoes, poker, dancing, listening to all types of music, and watching romantic movies. She was able to ambulate without an assistive device (AD) independently and performed the activities of daily living (ADL) with independence. A referral from a friend led her family to choose Palmetto for rehabilitation.

Upon admission, Mrs. Ferro was greeted by the Concierge, Nursing, Social Work, and Rehabilitation Team. She was referred to Physical and Occupational Therapy due to decreased strength, decreased functional mobility, requiring assistance during bed mobility, transfer and gait, poor endurance to activity, decreased static and dynamic balance, and reduced activities of daily living (ADL) participation requiring assistance. She was able to ambulate 30 feet with AD and stand by assist and perform her ADL’s with contact guard assist. With strong family support, Mrs. Ferro discussed her care plan and goals with all the team members and started her rehab journey right away.

Mrs. Ferro has made consistent progress. She improved her gait pattern to 200 feet without AD and stand-by assist. She gained strength and improved her ability to perform all bed mobility, all functional transfers with supervision, and her ADL’s with supervision.

Mrs. Ferro enjoyed participating in the community activities. She enjoyed the meditation classes and always expressed her gratitude to the staff and how loved she felt. On the day of her discharge, Mrs. Ferro and her family hosted a meal for the team to thank the excellent service and love she received at Palmetto.

Ms. Ferro was discharged on September 28th, 2021, to home with her family, with an excellent prognosis, a home exercise program, outpatient services, and home health services.

We are very proud of Mrs. Ferro, and we wish her the best!