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!
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.
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.
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.
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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.
Patient Age: 62 Admission Date: 8/3/17 Admitted From: Tristar Summit Medical Center Reason for Stay: Fractured Hip
Details of Experience:
Eva Davis arrived at Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on August 3rd 2017 from TriStar Summit Medical Center. Due to her fractured hip, she required rehabilitation to assist strengthening her muscles and joints due to her fall. Ms. Davis was greeted by her nurses and techs upon her arrival at Gallatin Center. Within the next 48 hours, Eva Davis was greeted by each department manager, where they shared their role and what they love about the Gallatin Center community.
Within the first two weeks of Ms. Davis’s stay, she was given a clinical order to undergo therapy multiple times per week to continue building her strength post-surgery. “It was a struggle at first for me to do anything due to my hip,” stated Ms. Davis. “After three weeks, I started gaining my strength back and being able to do more and walk so much better.” The therapy team shared, “when she first arrived, it was difficult for her due to her hip pain, she truly could not do much, but after working with her she is now walking without a walker and with assistance!”
Eva Davis continues to thrive with the support from the Gallatin Center team as she continues to achieve her goals and progress towards her discharge date. At this time, Eva is walking with assistance, capable of completing additional lower extremity exercises, and also riding the bicycle to assist building her strength!
Quality and Gallatin Centers for Rehabilitation and Healing are proud to co-host Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler alongside Phoenix Physical Therapy in Lebanon, TN to support the community and offer unprecedented levels of support for amputee patients, families and healthcare professionals.
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Patient Name: Virginia Price Admission Date: 6/27/17 Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center Reason for Stay: Kidney Infection
Details of Experience:
Mrs. Virginia Price arrived at Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on June 27, 2017, after spending three days at Sumner Regional in Gallatin, TN. After arriving from the hospital with a kidney infection, Mrs. Price was greeted by her charge nurse, social services director, and her clinical techs. Over the next few days, she was greeted by therapists, the concierge director, laundry, and kitchen. Mrs. Virginia arrived as an assist with her transfers and bed mobility.
The doctor placed her on an antibiotics regimen to combat her infection. After the therapy team evaluated Mrs. Price, they began to notice that she required more assistance with her daily routines as far as transfers and bed mobility, and had great pain in her left leg. They began working with her daily to help build her strength back up. After a month and a half of working with Mrs. Price she went from needing assistance with bed mobility, standing, transfers, to only supervision. Mrs. Virginia’s pain level has also decreased over the period of time!
Mrs. Virginia is planning on discharging next week to return back to Morningside Assisted Living. We are all happy for her and glad that she has improved enough to return back to her home. She is really excited and we send warm wishes and good luck her way.
Paralaympic Gold Medalists, Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler, spends the day with WANT 98.9 FM here in Tennessee! Schaffhauser and Oehler shared their signature amputee rehabilitation program with the community and their mission to recreate the paradigm of amputee care. The mission of the program is to provide the resources necessary for patients, staff and families that are second-to-none! #KeepMovingForward