Mr. Travers’ Story
Mr. Travers is 84 year old retired Marine who was admitted to Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following hospitalization for Pulmonary Embolism. Upon evaluation by PT and OT, limitations were noted in balance, strength, endurance, safety, coordination, endurance and functional self care. These deficits significantly impacted his ability to safely perform activities of daily living and functional mobility tasks.
Mr. Travers was able to return home with his spouse, ambulating at a stand by assist level and independent level for grooming. Patient often states “I thought I would never walk again”. “I couldn’t have done this without the help of therapy,” he stated as he left the facility.
Mr. Sangster’s Story
Mr. Sangster is 76 year old male who was admitted to Carolina Rivers Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following hospitalization for Atrial Fibrillation. PT and OT evaluation revealed a severe case of Vertigo, which impacted his ability to perform bed mobility, transfer, gait, and ADL’s. Functional deficits were also noted in balance, strength, endurance, safety, and coordination. Skilled PT intervention included treatment for vertigo, balance neuromuscular reeducation and strengthening, Skilled OT focused on activity tolerance sitting and standing in order to complete self care and grooming.
Mr. Sangster was able to make excellent functional gains evidence by progressing from a complete dependent level for gait to a stand by assist level, and modified independent level for grooming. Patient and family were very appreciative of therapy staff at time of discharge.