Case Study: Squirrel Hill Center for Rehabilitation & Healing (December 2015)

Patients Age: 59
Admission Date: 8/31/15
Admitted From: Acute care Hospital
Discharge Date: 12/22/15
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 113 Days
Reason for Stay: Increase endurance and monitor while receiving outpatient chemo treatments
How did this patient hear about Squirrel Hill?Previous admission

Details of Experience:

Resident arrived at the Squirrel Hill Center on August 31st 2015.

Resident admitted from WPIC with a primary diagnosis of COPD, lung mass and schizophrenia. Therapy plan included physical therapy to increase endurance, medication management and assistance with daily activities. Squirrel Hill team worked closely with resident, her family and outside mental health case management team to provide an ongoing support system while resident received outpatient chemotherapy treatments for a lung mass.

Upon arrival resident was able to walk 20 feet with contact assistance for stability and a pain rating or a 7 out of ten. Resident did suffer a minor setback which required a 5 day hospital stay at the time of discharge. This also resulted in the need for a knee brace.

At the time of discharge the resident had increased her endurance and was walking 130 feet and able to walk up and down the 8 steps required to enter her home.
Resident was discharged with a seamless continuation of therapy services from a home health provider.