Case Study: Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilitation & Healing (April 2016)

Patients Age: 65 years
Admission Date: 3/22/16
Admitted From: McKeesport Hospital
Discharge Date: 4/28/16
Discharged To: Winter Haven PCH
Length of Stay: 38 Days
Reason for Stay: I.V. Antibiotics and Therapy
How did this patient hear about Squirrel Center? Hospital Social Worker

Details of Experience:
Resident was a diabetic admitted to McKeesport Hospital with cellulitis and general weakness. At the time of discharge from the hospital he required skilled nursing care for completion of I.V. antibiotics as well as PT/OT to increase his endurance and self-care skills. Resident resided in a personal care home which required him to be able to complete transfers with minimal assistance and walk a minimum of 100 feet with adaptive equipment. On admission to Squirrel Hill Rehab he was totally dependent on assistance to complete dressing his lower body and only able to ambulate a distance of five feet. Therapy provided encouragement and educated resident on the use of adaptive devices to promote independence in his ADL’s, specifically those involving his lower extremities. At the end of his 38 day stay he returned to his personal care home with the ability to ambulate a distance of 125 feet using a wheeled walker; exceeding the minimum discharge requirement of 100 feet. Social services connected him with UPMC Jefferson Home Health to provide additional
outpatient therapy upon discharge.