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

Patient’s Age: 76-years-old
Admission Date: 09/10/2019
Discharge Date: TBD
Discharge To: Home
How did the patient hear about Creekside Center? Hospital Referral

Details of Experience:
Creekside Center’s celebrity of the month, Margaret Hildebrand was transferred to us after a five-day stay at Skyline Medical Center where she was diagnosed with a UTI & Encephalo us to continue antibiotic therapy medical oversight, physical, occupational & speech therapy.

Upon arrival to this community, she was warmly greeted & welcomed by the Concierge & clinical staff. She spoke of having a positive first impression & remarked, “I’ve never seen so many people go out of their way to make sure I am happy!” Ms. Hildebrand had been immobile and unable to care for herself without assistance for quite some time. Also, her speech was considerably impaired. This was a possible result of the infection, the need for medication adjustment and speech therapy. After being evaluated by therapy staff and goals were set, she immediately began trying every task requested of her. In the beginning, her endurance was low and limited.

After weeks of therapy, she has progressed beyond expectations. Currently, Ms. Hildebrand is able to walk sixty-five feet! Also, after antibiotic completion, medication adjustment & speech therapy, her speech has improved considerably. She stated, “my son can understand me now!”

During her spare time, she enjoys the view of the courtyard, playing games and making crafts. Her advice to anyone going through a similar situation is, “keep trying, don’t give up & don’t hesitate to get help.” She often quotes the serenity prayer which states, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.” She saw her limitations as something changeable, therefore, she wasn’t going to let anything get in her way of accomplishing her goals.

Ms. Hildebrand is very pleased with every aspect of the care received at Creekside Center and is excited that soon she will be going home stronger and safer with an increase in independence. She thanks the staff for their knowledge, motivation and caring attitudes. Once discharged, we will miss her beautiful smiles & vibrant attitude, but look forward to hearing of her continued success.