Case Study: Creekside Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (July 2019)

Age: 88-years-old
Date of Admission: 06/26/2019
Admitted From: Skyline Medical Center
Discharge Date: 07/17/19
Discharge To: Home
Length of stay: 21 Days
Reason for stay: Cellulitis, Generalized weakness and unsteadiness on feet.
How did the patient hear about Creekside Center? Prior Admission.

Details of Experience:

Following a sudden loss of consciousness, Emma Mabry was admitted to Skyline Medical Center. She exhibited symptoms of increased blood sugar, high pain levels, severe cellulitis, and sepsis. After weeks of care, she transitioned to Creekside Center for Rehabilitation and Healing for continued medical oversight, including physical and occupational therapy, pain management, antibiotic therapy, and wound care.

Upon arrival at the Creekside Center, she was greeted by familiar clinical team members, as she recently discharged from the Rehab program in 2018 following an acute hospitalization for a femur fracture. After a successful outcome, Mrs. Mabry asked to transfer to Creekside Center once again. A thorough clinical assessment was completed, and goals were developed in order to increase her independence with all activities of daily living. Initially, it was determined that she was not able to ambulate safely without assistance and presented an overall decrease in strength, activity tolerance and ability to care for herself. She commended the therapists for their friendliness and ability to motivate. Meanwhile, the nursing department worked tirelessly to reduce her pain and bodily infection. She had transitioned with three significant vascular wounds on her left lower leg and two pressure wounds on her left heel. This required daily monitoring and intensive treatment. Beth Perez, wound Care specialist, had a great rapport with the family from the previous rehab stay and continued to build on this relationship by providing updates regarding her treatment plan. Mrs. Mabry and her family were extremely appreciative and thankful for this support and the successful results of her treatment. In addition to the clinical support, Mrs. Mabry also found a supportive advocate in the Director of Concierge Services, who provided daily checks and encouragement. She stated,” I feel like she listened to me and truly made me feel cared for.”

Subsequently, Mrs. Mabry showed a significant increase in muscular strength and mobility. After a week, her balance and range of motion improved, and her wounds began to heal. She made continual progress toward her goal to return home to her husband.

Mrs. Mabry discharged from the community on 7/17/19 after accomplishing her treatment goals. She stated, “The Creekside Team was wonderful.” She added, “I love them all!” “The place is peaceful, I loved the view and observing the birds in the courtyard.” Prior to discharge, she declared, “I am 95% better.” As she exited the building with a smile, she thanked the Creekside team, yet again for their support, encouragement and successful recovery. She declared, “I will remember the faces and smiles of the Creekside staff when I go home.” At 88-years-old, Mrs. Mabry left with these words: “I am not giving up. I don’t believe in giving up. I am moving forward!” The Creekside Center team are inspired by her determination and wish her the very best.