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!