Patient Name: Virginia Price Admission Date: 6/27/17 Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center Reason for Stay: Kidney Infection
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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
Throughout the month of July, Gallatin Center is thrilled to celebrate “Art For Life”, a campaign designed to allow residents, staff, families and members of the community to express and showcase their artistic talents! Visitors are given the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite piece of art as the winning resident will be selected to represent Gallatin Center in the national CareRite Centers 2018 calendar!
Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing is thrilled to invite the community to their upcoming community Amputee Walking Schools! The comprehensive program is free for all and is world-renowned for supporting over 20,000 amputee patients regain their strength, mobility and wellbeing under the leadership of Paralympic Gold Medalists Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler
Patient Name: Pamela Bradley Admission Date: 4/5/17 Admitted From: Vanderbilt Medical Center Reason for Stay: Amputation of left foot
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Ms. Pamela Bradley arrived to Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on April 5th from Vanderbilt University Medical Center due to an amputation procedure of her toes on her left foot. Ms. Bradley, and her daughter, Candice, began to search for a local rehabilitation and nursing center to support her journey of recovery, ultimately selecting Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. The two chose Gallatin Center as it was convenient for Mrs. Candice to visit her mother regularly and she would have the ability to receive the best therapy possible through the center’s reputation.
When Ms. Bradley arrived, she was greeted by her physical therapist, Robert, who assisted her from the vehicle to the wheelchair and to her room. Ms. Bradley was also immediately welcomed by the Director of Nursing, Unit Nurse and the Unit Techs. The clinical team was incredibly helpful with respect of assisting her if needed from the bed to the wheelchair and available to answer any questions her or her daughter may have had. Ms. Bradley began therapy immediately while also getting to know additional staff members and residents. Over the next few weeks, Ms. Bradley started to participate in activities more and enjoyed conversing outdoors while gaining a lovely tan. While in therapy she began withleg and arm exercises to build strength and stamina using weights. During the month of June, Ms. Bradley began to use the parallel bars to work on bearing weight on her left foot. We are so happy to share that she is now being able to transfer herself and apply a degree of weight on her foot! The therapy team is really happy to see the improvements Ms. Bradley has made thus far.
Ms. Bradley met with the interdisciplinary team during her patient care plan meeting on June 29th ultimately receiving the great news that she would be discharging on July 5th! Ms. Bradley has worked so hard toward her goals of being able to return to her apartment and to live on her own again. We are all proud of how far she has come to be able to return back home. We all are thrilled and wish nothing but blessings for Ms. Bradley for 2017!
Gallatin Center was proud to host their MAC Makeover event, thanking local social workers, discharge planners, and other healthcare professionals for all that they do for the Gallatin community. Aromatherapy, chair massages and makeovers by MAC Cosmetics were enjoyed by everyone. The highlight of this women’s empowerment event was renowned speaker and author Angela Howells. The focus of her presentation was finding the beauty within. One attendee, from a local assisted living facility, was quoted as having said, “The evening was a wonderful experience and resonated with me as a woman and a healthcare professional.”
Patients Age: 84 Admission Date: 12/22/16 Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center Discharge Date: 1/25/16 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 34 days Reason for Stay: Pneumonia and a fall How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Sumner Regional Medical Center
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Ms. Baker was admitted to Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on December 22, 2016 from Sumner Regional Medical Center with a diagnosis of pneumonia. She also had suffered from a fall from being weak from her respiratory ailment. Upon hospital discharge, Ms. Baker was admitted to Gallatin Center for therapy and support for her respiratory illness.
According to Ms. Baker, “The nurses and therapist have taken really good care of me. I have been pleased with my care here at the Gallatin Center. Some of my techs even call me mom or grandma.”
While at Gallatin Center, Ms. Baker shared her love of drawing horses where she actively participated in the “Art for Life” program and several other recreational programs.
After a successful journey or exceptional outcomes and much success, Ms. Baker was discharged back to her home on January 25, 2017. She noted to be pleased with returning home and very much looks forward to getting back to her normal routine. One routine that she was really excited to return to was the local Cracker Barrel on a regular basis. We wish her nothing but the best as she continues to heal, progress and live a an exciting, motivating life! Cheers to you, Ms. Baker!
Patients Age: 88 Admission Date: 12/1/16 Admitted From: Sumner Regional Medical Center Discharge Date: 12/17/16 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 16 days Reason for Stay: Admitted for therapy to regain strength. How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? Has lived in community and always heard about Gallatin Center.
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Mr. Homer Bradley’s short term rehabilitation stay lasted a successful and well-achieved 16 days. Mr. Bradley arrived to Gallatin Center for Rehabilitation & Healing from a post hospitalization at Sumner Regional Medical Center. As an active member within the community, he proudly volunteers at the local hospital, sharing that he has devoted over ten thousand hours in helping the center. He also oversees a local fundraiser for the community food bank.
During Mr. Bradley’s sixteen day journey at Gallatin Center, he was assisted by a multitude or professionals who created and enhanced his quality of life through comprehensive care planning. Approaching the date of his discharge, Mr. Bradley shared, “I have never seen any cleaner place, everyone is extremely nice. I was so impressed by everyone especially the therapy department. I have told everyone about how nice everything is at Gallatin Center. I would recommend it to anyone!”
Mr. Bradley is now able to return supporting the community by returning to his place employment at Morningside Assisted Living, working roughly 40 hours per week! Team Gallatin Center is so pleased to see Mr. Bradley make the successful strides that he did while residing within our community. We wish him nothing but the best as he continues to be a valued members within society!
At Gallatin Center, we provided multiple giveaways for our employees for Christmas. We had a Christmas party, where each employee was able to spin the wheel and choose from a variety of prizes; there was also different food throughout the day for employees to enjoy, such as waffles with the works, a chocolate fountain, and more. We also gave away more than ten large prizes, such as Televisions, Bluetooth Speakers, and Blue Ray Players. We feel blessed to provide our outstanding employees with tokens such as these to show just how much we appreciate them.
Patients Age: 78 Admission Date: 10/24/16 Admitted From: Saint Thomas Hospital Discharge Date: 11/18/16 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 25 days Reason for Stay: Subacute Rehabilitation How did this patient hear about Gallatin Center? J Henry has been a visitor of the community in the past and has witnessed great things regarding Gallatin’s care.
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“Since returning home, I have been able to walk in my apartment. I couldn’t get around before coming to the Gallatin Center. I have been able to go back to sleeping in my own bed since I have been home, before I wasn’t able to do that. I did get to go to my daughter’s home for Thanksgiving and be with my new grandbaby and family. I appreciate everything that was done for me at the Gallatin Center.
I would come back if I ever needed therapy again, it is a nice place everything is shiny and new looking!”