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

Patient Age: 68
Admission Date: 9/22/17
Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center
Discharge Date: November 1, 2017
Discharged To: Home with grandson
Length of Stay: September 22nd to November 1st
Reason for Stay: Weakness/ shortness of breath
How did patient hear about Gallatin Center? Margie heard about Gallatin Center from Hospital
Information taken by Chelsea Groce

Details of Experience:

On September 22nd 2017 , Margie Wheeler was brought by ambulance to Gallatin Center for short term stay. Upon arrival, Margie was greeted by her nurse and some of her techs. Throughout the week, she met several other department heads such as the concierge department to cover any questions, discuss recreational programming, menu for meals, and personal information about Margie so the team could create a comprehensive care plan to best suit her journey of healing.

When Margie was evaluated by therapy her therapist ,Bridgett , shared ”when Margie started therapy with us, she would get out of breath really easily and have limited tolerance to complete any therapy, including walking.” Over the next several weeks, Margie began a program called “NU STEP”. This program lasted an hour and would build tolerance from low to high. Bridgett, the therapist, stated “she started getting stronger using 2.5 lbs. weights on each foot, rode the bicycle, and started lifting arm weights as well.”

Margie stated to me “the therapy group has been really good, I can walk and breathe better even with my COPD, everyone has been really good to me and I would recommend this place to anyone.” We are all happy Margie will have the opportunity to return home on November 1st to be with her family as a stronger person. We all loved having her here, but thankful she has improved to go home. We wish the best wishes to Margie!

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Gallatin Receives National Award For Quality

Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing is proud to share that they are a recipient of this year’s Silver National Quality Award from the American Health Care Association and National Center for Assisted Living (AHCA/NCAL)!

Gallatin Center was one of only six post-acute care providers in the state of Tennessee to be invited to this year’s award class. 

The Silver award is one of three progressive recognition levels through the American Health Care Association’s National Quality Award program. The platform recognizes through a nationally-accrediting body, those who have made an incredible commitment to improving the quality of care for seniors and those with disabilities. 

Congratulations, Team Gallatin! 

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

Patient Age: 89
Admission Date: 9/6/17
Admitted From: Macon Co. General Hospital
Reason for Stay: Kidney Infection

Details of Experience:

Mr. Charles Webster arrived to Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing from Macon County General Hospital on September 9, 2017. He was transferred to Gallatin Center with an admitting diagnosis of a kidney infection. When Charles arrived, he was greeted by his nurse, certified nursing assistant, and Robert, his therapist. Mr. Webster’s goals were to become stronger and to heal his kidney infection.

Robert, his therapist, stated “Over the course of Mr. Webster’s stay, he has showed major improvement. At the very beginning, he was very weak and had trouble with transfers (sit-to-stand) and his balance was fair. Since I have been working with him, his strength and transfers have improved and his balance has become more stable. He is now walking 600 feet with his walker!”

Mr. Webster shared “the CNAs are great and are really fast at getting me what I want and need. Everyone is really nice to talk to. The place is clean and everything is lovely.” At this time, Mr. Webster does not have a definitive discharge date, but we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to support such a driven and steadfast gentleman. He has made incredible strides in his mobility and health.

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Gallatin Team Members Volunteer at Habitat For Humanity

Team members were honored and proud to represent the Gallatin Center community in partnership with the Sumner County chapter of Habitat for Humanity! The Gallatin Center philanthropic mission is unprecedented and represents the highest standard of supporting the local community.

For more information on how you can support this campaign, please click here!

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Continuing Education Event: Sumner Regional Medical Center

Quality and Gallatin Centers for Rehabilitation and Healing proudly hosted 45 physical therapists, and additional medical professionals within the community alongside Sumner Regional Medical Center on Monday, September 25th. Led by three-time Paralympic gold medalists, Dennis Oehler & Todd Schaffhauser, the continuing education program presented best practices for supporting amputee patients.

To learn more about this course and other amputee support programs in middle Tennessee, please contact Brent Jarreau at 615-630-1657. #TheCareRiteDifference #KeepMovingForward

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