Case Study: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (March 2019)

Patient’s Name: Earline “Ida” Hughes
Admission Date: 2/22/19
Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center
Discharge Date: 4/9/19
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 47 days
Reason for Stay: Pneumonia/General Weakness
How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Referred by Hospital.


Details of Experience:
Earline “Ida” Hughes lives on a small acreage in Sumner County where she used to garden and raise her animals. She worked for a shoe company for 24 years and the county school board for over 30 years. She is an avid reader and enjoys watching the wildlife through her window. After a rough bout of pneumonia and spending time in the hospital, she came here to Gallatin Center for therapy. She had severe weakness and needed to regain her strength in order to return home.

When Ida started therapy, she was Mod A for bathing, toileting, and lower body dressing. She was standby assist for UB dressing. Therapy worked on strengthening and balance to increase her independence. Upon discharging home, Ida was set-up bathing and dressing. She walks with stand by assist and modified independence for toileting. Ms. Hughes was oxygen dependent when admitted with difficulty walking and required a lot of assistance. Ms. Hughes was able to discontinue the use of all oxygen and was able to walk 75 ft with a rolling walker with supervision.

Ida stated during her time here, she made many friends and felt very welcome here at Gallatin Center. She developed a very good bond with her therapist, Ally, whom she described as very helpful and caring. Ida enjoyed spending time with her and having a good laugh every time they got together. Nothing makes us prouder than sending residents home happy and healthy as well as feeling like part of our family here at Gallatin Center.

We will miss Ida and her wonderful smile, but are excited for her and her future at home!

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Case Study: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (February 2019)

Patient’s Age: 66-years-old
Admission Date: 12/28/18
Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center
Discharge Date: 3/15/19
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 78 days
Reason for Stay: Left Ankle Fracture
How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Referred by Hospital


Delores Waters was not able to bear weight on her right lower leg due to a left ankle fracture caused by a fall at home, this led her to enter our community, Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing.

Delores loves to spend time with her many friends and family members (three kids, eight grandkids, and six great-grandchildren). With her injury occurring just before Christmas, she had not planned on spending her holidays in the hospital. After consulting with the staff at the hospital- she knew she would need extensive therapy and rehabilitation.

When arriving at Gallatin Center, Delores was impressed with our private single rooms and the cleanliness of our community. She noticed that the staff were very nice and welcoming. Her only apprehension was the therapy itself, as many patients are once they are faced with their rehabilitation journey. Delores was afraid and did not want to aggravate her injury, which was very severe. However, after being around our therapy department for a short time, she changed her mind and knew she was in the right place.

Initially, when she arrived at Gallatin Center, her pain level was an 8 out of 10 and she had limited passive and active range of motion due to weakness. Following the plan of care, her therapist, Robert, began treating her with seated exercises and static standing for approximately the first week. Delores began progressing with standing tolerance and active range of motion exercises.

The second week, her therapist began implementing ambulation on her lower right leg with a platform rolling walker- requiring maximum assistance to improve gait independence and increase right lower leg strength.

In week three, Delores had progressed to five minutes of static standing tolerance continuing non-weight-bearing status on her lower left leg.

By week five, Delores’ doctor cleared her to remove her immobilizer boot for exercise and light range of motion for movement. On week six, her doctor lifted the non-weight-bearing precautions and cleared Delores to ambulate weight-bearing as tolerated on the left lower leg. Delores progressed to standing exercises, mini squats, heel-toe raises, static marches, and single leg stance training.

By week seven, Delores was ambulating with and without a regular rolling walker with a pain level of 1 out of 10, requiring standby assistance.

Delores was intimidated with the therapy at first. Her therapist, Robert, was very thorough with her rehabilitation process. Delores went on to say that over time, Robert’s patience, direction, and firmness started to pay off!

All of the instruction and explanations Robert had given started to come together and built up her success. Every exercise led to her being able to do more and more.

Here at Gallatin Center, we are proud of all of our therapists like Robert that make an effort to guide our residents through very tough times, and to create an encouraging environment for them to grow and get stronger.

During her stay, Delores has endeared herself to the residents and staff. She has gotten used to the routine of therapy and has come to enjoy all of the wonderful staff and friendships she has developed.

The staff of Gallatin Center will miss Delores but are also very proud to return her to her home. Delores said when she goes home she will open all of her Christmas presents she missed out on!

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Case Study: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (January 2019)

Patients Age: 60-years-old
Admission Date: 1/02/19
Admitted From: Skilled Nursing Facility
Discharge Date: 2/1/19
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 31 days
Reason for Stay: Recovering from a stroke and fall.
How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Family members

Kenneth Monahan arrived at Gallatin Center after suffering a fall at home. This event happened just as he was recently discharged from another skilled nursing community. Kenneth suffers from chronic pain, obesity, and reports having a stroke seven months prior.

Upon arrival, Kenneth required two people to help him get in and out of bed and required a lot of assistance with bathing and dressing. Being unable to walk at first, Kenneth quickly progressed to wheelchair level then progressed to walking with a rolling walker up to 200 feet with contact guard assistance!

Kenneth gained a lot of strength, endurance, and balance. His variety of exercises that included balance training was implemented by his therapist. During his stay with us, Kenneth lost 35 pounds! Kenneth made a significant improvement with physical and occupational therapy. We are happy to say that his hard work truly paid off. His overall health improved while staying here with us. As he was discharged February 1st, we miss his friendly smile and amazing attitude, but we wish him all the continued success he has so greatly worked for!

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Gallatin Center Celebrates Heart Health Month!

Our community proudly welcomed Amanda Maples, RN, BSN, and the greater Sumner County community for our annual Heart Health Seminar!

Led by Maples, the discussion focused on the topic of “Knowing Your Numbers!” Guidance was provided in regards to the significance of being aware of your blood pressure, resting pulse rates, genetic dispositions, and vitals at all times. All in attendance were treated to fun swag, yummy treats, and state-of-the-art educational material!

Case Study: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (November 2018)

Patients Age: 71-years-old
Admission Date: 10/17/18
Admitted From: Hendersonville Hospital
Discharge Date: 11/7/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 51 days
Reason for Stay: COPD/Declining Function
How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Hospital referred her.

Tabitha Knight (a.k.a Toby) entered our community on October 17th, 2018, following a hospitalization for shortness of breath and difficulty breathing. She was diagnosed with chronic respiratory failure, fluid overload and COPD, resulting in a decline in function and therefore requiring short term rehabilitation in order to safely return home.

When arriving at Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, Toby was greeted by her nurse, Rosalyn, CNA techs Santos and Mirabelle, and Billie, the concierge. Over the course of the next few days, Toby met with several other department managers in dietary, activities, and therapy to discuss menus, daily activities, and treatment plans for recovery.

At the time of her evaluation, Toby required minimum assist for mobility and transfers and maximum assistance for bathing, dressing, and toileting. She was able to walk 20 feet.

Her first week of therapy was focused on safety, and she increased her walking distance to 40 feet, double from where she started. In week two of therapy, the focus was on her strength. Her walking distance increased to 100 feet. She also went to minimum assistance for bathing, dressing, and toileting.

In weeks three to five, she has worked on balance, endurance, and functional mobility training and has been progressing well. She can now walk up to 150 feet at a time and no longer requires assistance for all functional tasks.

Toby has been a pleasure to work with. We are proud of her hard work and we are happy to assist her!

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Case Study: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (October 2018)

Patients Age: 84-years-old
Admission Date: 9/21/18
Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center
Discharge Date: 11/02/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 31 days
Reason for Stay: Severe Arthritis
How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Family members

Mr. Hix entered our community following a hospitalization for generalized weakness and lower back pain. Along with severe arthritis, he had been dealing with a bulging disc in his back and was recovering from chemotherapy treatment for tumors on his spine.

When arriving at Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing, Mr. Hix was greeted by his nurse, Kris, nurses’ assistant, Santos, and the community concierge, Billie. Mr. Hix met with the dietary and activities departments to discuss menu options and daily activities. He was also evaluated by the physical, occupational, and speech therapy teams, and has been receiving therapy six days a week ever since!

Mr. Hix started off requiring assist for all functional tasks including walking, transferring, bathing, toileting, and lower body dressing. He displayed reduced cognition and safety and needed speech therapy to work on his memory and safety.

With lots of hard work, Mr. Hix has progressed exceptionally. He no longer requires physical assistance with any functional tasks. He is able to walk 200 feet, can negotiate steps, and is continuing to build his strength and endurance every day.

Mr. Hix favorite part of being at Gallatin Center is the staff. He appreciates how well they treated him, his guests, and family members when they came to visit him. He thinks the world of the therapy department and said they were very professional.

Mr. Hix will soon be discharging from therapy when he reaches his maximum potential. We are so proud of him and the hard work he has done and will miss him when he is gone!

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Case Study: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (September 2018)

Patients Age: 70-years-old
Admission Date: 6/26/18
Admitted From: Sumner Regional Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/16/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3 months, 20 days
Reason for Stay: Tibial Plateau Fracture in the Right Leg
How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Referred by the hospital

On June 26th, Judy Rich was transferred from Sumner Regional Medical Center, arriving diagnosis of a tibial plateau fracture in her right leg.

When arriving at Gallatin Center, Judy was greeted by her nurse and the community’s concierge. Throughout the next few days, Judy met with several other department managers in dietary, activities, and therapy to discuss menus, daily activities, and treatment plans for her recovery.

When Judy began therapy, she was dependent on transferring due to her leg fracture and it being non-weight bearing. It became very hard for Ms. Judy to do many tasks for herself and it was very frustrating.

With time and diligence, the therapy team worked with Judy until her cast was taken off. Once the cast was taken off the therapy team began to try several different exercises to build her strength back up. Judy is now able to do some daily tasks for herself with the assistance of one and is now being able to take twenty steps. Judy’s favorite part of being at Gallatin Center is being around the people and working to get her strength back.

Judy is really looking forward to going home but she stated that Gallatin Center “is a very nice place here and the people are very friendly here, everyone has been wonderful.”

Judy plans to be discharged on October 16th to go home. We are all happy that she is going back to her home and we send best wishes and prayer as Judy continues to grow stronger.

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Case Study: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (January 2018)

Patient Name: Mary Brewster
Patient Age: 93
Admission Date: 1/9/18
Admitted From:
Discharge Date: 2/8/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 1/9/18-2/8/18
Reason for Stay: Weakness
How did patient hear about Gallatin Center? Chelsea Groce
Details of Experience:

On January 9, 2018, Mary Brewster transported from home to receive therapy due to extreme weakness. Upon arrival, Mary was greeted by the floor nurse and floor techs. Over the course of the week, she received a therapy evaluation to be able to begin therapy, met with the nutritional team to pick and choose her healthy meals, activities discussed the daily therapeutic recreation calendar, and then she met with the Concierge Director to ensure things are going well and her stay at Gallatin Center was excellent while being healing at the community.

Her Physical Therapist Assistant, Robert, shared “Mary has had a dramatic change with her walking and cognition. She started off with moderate assistance, now being able to walk over 500 feet on her own!”

Mary subjected her stay at Gallatin Center as beneficial. She also shared that her therapy was great and the people were very pleasant. Mary stated “I can get around better and walk a lot better.” Mary will be returning home on the 8th of February. We send Mary our thoughts and prayers and hope nothing but the best for her and her family! We know she will continue to do wonderful progress and healing.

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Case Study: Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (November 2017)

Patient Name: Bobbye Allen
Patient Age: 84
Admission Date: 10/1/17
Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center
Discharge Date: 12/05/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 10/1/17-12/5/17
Reason for Stay: Pneumonia
How did patient hear about Gallatin Center? Chelsea Groce
Details of Experience:

On October 1st, Bobbye Allen was transferred from Sumner Regional Medical Center with an arriving diagnosis of pneumonia . When arriving upon admission at Gallatin Center, Bobbye was greeted by her nurse and techs. Throughout the next few days, Bobbye met several other department managers including that of the concierge to discuss recreational programming, menus, therapy, and person-centered evaluations to get to know Bobbye as an individual and what her interests.

When Bobbye began therapy, she was dependent with transferring and assisting herself to daily needs and desires, with the help of the stellar therapy team including that of Lordez, Kacey, Robert, Jessica, Bridgett , and Cindy! Over the course of the weeks to follow, Bobbye is now able to complete daily tasks with only minimal assistance and verbal cuing. Bobbye’s favorite part of being at Gallatin Center was the pet therapy program as she was able to spend time with the friendly fury friends that visited her room at her room.

Bobbye looks forward to returning home, but she shared that Gallatin was “a very nice place and the people are very friendly here.” Bobbye plans to discharge home on Tuesday, December 5th. We are all thrilled that she will be able to spend the holidays at home with her loved ones. Best wishes, Bobbye! We pray for continued health, success, and strength for you in 2018!

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