Case Study: Palmetto Subacute Care Center (October 2019)

Patients Age: 71-years-old
Admission Date: 10/02/2019
Admitted From: Home
Discharge Date: Current resident
Discharged To: Current resident
Length of Stay: 5 weeks
Reason for Stay: Pain in left lower leg, muscle weakness. 

Details of Experience:
Mr. Garcia was first admitted to Palmetto Subacute Care Center on February 23, 2018. Mr. Garcia shared, “I had surgery of lumbar l4 and l5. After I came out of surgery, I did not feel my left leg. My family and I thought that it was due to the anesthesia; however, we discovered that the left leg was not functioning properly. I spent a month at Jackson Memorial Hospital in therapy but realized I was not showing much progress. I had two days to decide on a rehabilitation community. Jackson Memorial Hospital provided my family with a list that showed all nearby communities. My family visited about 12 communities before Palmetto Subacute Care Center. They arrived at palmetto on a Sunday morning. We were welcomed by the front desk and immediately began a tour with Jess Aguado from the admissions department. She was very detailed and explained all the services offered at Palmetto Subacute. From the concierge program to daily activities, and therapy (physical, occupational and speech). We quickly decided that Palmetto was the rehabilitation center for me. When I was admitted, I was evaluated by their physical and occupational therapy team and started therapy right away!”

Mr. Garcia increased his independence and was able to walk 90 feet with minimal assistance; he began at 0 ft. Mr. Garcia stated, “Palmetto is my home away from home. Everyone treated me like a family; they were very helpful and attentive. I started progressing with the therapy. I was here for four months. I was able to walk about 90 ft with minimal assistance with therapy. Between June of 2018 and September 2019, I was home with my family and was able to walk thanks to the therapy at Palmetto. I was also able to use the shower with minimal assistance from my family. At the end of September 2019, I had a talk with my wife. I was extremely appreciative of everything Palmetto Subacute Care Center did for me. I wanted to return once more, for another round of therapy, in hopes to gain full independence. When I was admitted again, I was so happy – I felt at home again. Aside from doing physical and occupational therapy; the therapists taught me how to safely enter and exit my car and go up and down the stairs. I am so thankful for Palmetto Subacute Care Center!”