Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q4 2023)

Concierge: Emily Morgan
Patient Name: Ms. Carr
Patient Age: 66
Admission Date: 07-06-2023
Admitted From: Southern Hills
D/C Date: January 2024
D/C Location: Home
Length of Stay: 180 Days
Reason for stay: Ms. Carr was admitted to Southern Hills with a bacterial infection and required additional therapy before discharging home.
How did this patient hear about Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Ms. Carr was familiar with Bethany Center because her mother was a previous patient of ours. She was very pleased with her care so when she found herself in the position of needing additional support, she knew that Bethany was the best option!


 

Details of experience:

Ms. Carr was admitted to Bethany from Southern Hills at the beginning of July due to a bacterial infection that caused extreme weakness. Upon admission, she was greeted by the admission nurse, who assisted her to her room and helped her settle in. Shortly after, the Director of Concierge Services met with Ms. Carr and completed her Admission Evaluation. During the evaluation, she shared that her goal was to simply be healthy again.

She was beginning the brave journey of relearning many daily skills and knew that Bethany was the perfect place to assist her in doing so. Our highly trained therapy team knew a combination of PT, OT, and her amazing attitude would ensure she met these goals. After evaluation, they put her on a treatment plan where she participated in either a 45 or 53-minute therapy session, 5 days a week. While there, they worked together on sit-to-stand, rowing, and stair machines, getting in and out of a wheelchair unassisted, walking, and more.

This treatment plan did just the trick, as Ms. Carr stated that after only one month into her stay at Bethany, she began making significant progress and has continued getting stronger every day since! Ms. Carr attributes her success to her therapy team: Eric (PT) and Ariel (OT). Ms. Carr also recalled fond memories and excellent care during her time at Southern Hills. She specifically mentioned the incredible nurses led by her team of doctors: Dr. Rose, Dr. Osborne, and Dr. Cerevone.

Ms. Carr has kept her incredible attitude throughout her six-month stay. Her nurses described leaving every conversation with her with a smile on their faces. When asked what she is most excited about after discharge, she said, “Sitting down, eating a nice cheeseburger, and catching up with her family.”

Ms. Carr will certainly be missed by all of us at the Bethany Center! She came to us as a patient and is most certainly leaving us as a friend to many. We wish her nothing but the best and hope for many wonderful times to come with her sister and niece upon her return home!

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q3 2023)

Concierge: Emily Morgan
Patient Name: Mr. C
Patient Age: 57
Admission Date: 5/22/2023
Admitted From: Southern Hills
D/C Date: TBD
D/C Location: Home
Length of Stay: 130 Days
Reason for stay: Carbon monoxide poisoning requiring additional therapy prior to discharge
How did this patient hear about Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Mr. C’s mother researched local rehabilitation centers with good ratings and positive reviews. When she came across Bethany Center, she knew she had found the perfect fit for her son!


 

Details of experience:

Mr. C was admitted to Bethany at the end of May. Upon admission, he was greeted by the admission nurse, who assisted him in getting settled into his room. Shortly after, the Director of Concierge Services met with Mr. C and completed his Admission Evaluation. During the evaluation, he shared that his goal was to be able to walk again so he could go fishing and play with his beautiful grandchildren. Our highly trained therapy team knew a combination of PT and OT services would do the trick to get him back to the water and his grandchildren. They evaluated him and put him on a treatment plan where he participated in therapy six days a week. While there, they worked together on stretching exercises, sit-to-stand, range of motion, core work, and more.

This treatment plan proved effective, as Mr. C stood up for the first time since admission. Mr. C says this huge accomplishment would not have been possible without the help of his therapy team: Nagi, Tyler, Jonathan, and Nadia. The support from his nursing staff, Ashley, Grace, Tony, and Christen, who he describes as “always going above and beyond” regarding his care, also made this possible and set him up for further success in the future.

Mr. C is best known by staff for his positive attitude and the awesome throwback music he plays while riding around the community in his motorized wheelchair. He says the best part of his day is participating in the many activities offered at Bethany Center. His favorites include bowling, bingo, and the various themed parties hosted monthly. He is also thankful to the previous and current Director of Concierge Services, Deaven and Emily, for ensuring the conversation flows, and his favorite snacks are always stocked as fuel for his journey!

Mr. C ended our most recent conversation by saying those who take care of him are not only his staff but also his friends. We are all so proud of our friend, Mr. C, and wish him the absolute best moving forward.

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q2 2023)

Concierge: Deaven Golding
Patient Name: Ms. M
Patient Age: 67
Admission Date: 1/24/2023
Admitted From: Centennial Medical Center
D/C Date: Possibly end of July
D/C Location: Home with family or an assisted living facility
Reason for stay: Patient fell in January and injured her knee, wrist, and shoulder and landed on her sacrum. She is here for rehabilitation and to regain strength and independence.
How did this patient hear about Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Ms. M was a previous patient at Bethany


 

Details of experience:

Have you ever contracted the flu and still not felt 100% weeks later? That’s exactly how Ms. M felt in middle January. She contracted the flu and recovered but expressed she did not feel 100% for weeks and did not regain all of her strength back. The flu caused her to feel fatigued all of the time and she could not walk as much without getting winded. On January 18th, she was walking from the bedroom to the bathroom when she fell and landed on her sacrum and her left wrist and hit her shoulder on her night stand. She was not able to get up on her own, but luckily her phone was within reach so she could call for help. Ms.M was admitted to Centennial Medical Center ER with a 10/10 pain where she stayed for six days. While at the hospital she was treated with pain medicine, IV hydration and had several x rays to confirm no broken bones, but her left wrist did have a small sprain.

Ms. M admitted to Bethany on the afternoon of January 24 th . Upon admission she was greeted by the admission nurse who assisted her with getting settled into her room. Shortly after, the Director of Concierge Services came to meet Ms. M and complete her admission evaluation. During the evaluation, she shared her goal was to “gain my strength, return home independently, and be on my own again so I can do my favorite things”. Our highly trained therapy team knew she would benefit from OT and PT services. They evaluated her and put her on a treatment plan where she participated in therapy six days a week for 45 minutes a day where she concentrated on transfers, strength training, personal hygiene tasks, ADLs, range of motion and more.

While Ms. M has experienced a few sets back during her stay at Bethany, she has never once given up. She has always stayed strong and motivated with her therapy journey. She stays very active in all of our activities we offer and does her own arm and wrist exercises when she is not participating in therapy. Ms. M has a tentative date of the end of July for discharge and she is still excelling in therapy and meeting her goals. She is able to transfer with minimal assistance, complete all of her personal hygiene tasks with minimal assistance, have full range of motion back in her wrist along with weight bearing and is consistently gaining her strength and endurance everyday!

We are ensuring she has a safe discharge plan for when it comes that time. Until then, she will continue her therapy treatment and participating in her favorite activities such as Bingo, arts and crafts, and cooking classes!

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q1 2023)

Concierge: Deaven Golding
Patient Name: Carla
Patient Age: 55
Admission Date: 12/9/2022
Admitted From: Southern Hills Hospital
D/C Date: TBD
D/C Location: Home to her apartment
Reason for stay: Respiratory failure, increased falls-resulted in minor head injury, needing therapy with prosthetic from recent amputation.
How did this patient hear about Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Carla has been a patient at Bethany Center previously and requested to come back.


 

Details of experience:

Carla had been experiencing increased respiratory issues and falling frequently at home. Her most recent fall resulted in a minor head injury and she was admitted to Southern Hills for a 4 night stay. She has prior diagnosis of COPD and other respiratory issues. In October of 2022, Carla had her lower right leg amputated cased by her diabetes. She shares she has been learning how to navigate life with one leg and still trying to remain independent.

Carla was admitted to Bethany Center on 12/9/2023 for her head injury, respiratory failure and therapy to assist with her prosthesis. In October of 2022, Carla was a patient at Bethany Center immediately following her amputation so she was already familiar with the community and some of the staff members. Upon admission, she was greeted by our care transition coordinator nurse and her shift nurse for the day. The care transition coordinator completed the initial admission evaluation. Following the nurse, the Director of Concierge Services greeted Carla and presented her with a welcome bag and welcome book. The concierge completed her admission evaluation and was speaking with Carla about her goals during her stay here. Carla stated “I have had a rough few months with my amputation and learning how to do things on my own but I am glad to be back at Bethany to help me get stronger”.

On the second day of Carla’s stay, she was assessed by our highly trained therapy team and determined she would benefit from physical and occupational therapy. Carla participated in therapy 5x a week for about 45 minutes a day. Her main goal was to return home, be independent and be comfortable with her prosthetic on her own. During her initial therapy assessment she was using her wheelchair for mobility, couldn’t transfer without assistance, and struggled putting her prosthetic leg on. Carla was very excited to start her therapy journey and “get back on her feet” as she would say. Some of her treatment included strengthening exercises, balance while wearing the prosthetic, chair exercises, and personal hygiene tasks.

In February, Carla received a visit from our Comprehensive Amputee Rehabilitation Program guys, Todd and Dennis. They came to visit her and discuss her use with her prosthetic, observe her putting on the leg and taking it off, discuss therapy treatment and offer any advice as they are amputees as well. Carla was ecstatic about their visit and shared with them how motivating they were for her.

Following their visit, Carla wanted to put her prosthetic on more and more. She is now able to put on her prosthetic herself and stand with it on for longer than she ever has. Carla has taken a few steps with it on with assistance from her therapist. She is reaching a lot of her goals such as transferring with minimal assistance, performing hygiene tasks on her own and more. Her therapy team is still working with her on ambulating with the prosthetic leg but she is getting stronger every day!

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q4 2022)

Concierge: Deaven Golding

Patient Name: Vicki

Patient Age: 53

Admission Date: 10/28/2022

Admitted From: St. Thomas Midtown Hospital

D/C Date: 12/26/22

D/C Location: Home with daughter

Length of stay: 59 days

Reason for stay: Fracture to right femur due to falling

How did this patient hear about Bethany Center? The case manager at the hospital


Details of experience:

Vicki was admitted to Bethany Center after a several-night stay at St. Thomas Midtown. She was admitted to the ER with complaints of right leg pain after continually falling at home. She was given IV narcotics due to severe pain and had several X-rays done on her right leg. Vicki had a knee replacement in 2008 and has worn a brace on and off ever since.

Vicki had stayed at Bethany Center a few months prior, so she was already acquainted with the community and a few of the staff members upon arrival. Upon admission, she was greeted by the admissions nurse and Director of Concierge Services. Those team members helped her get settled into her room, unpack her belongings and complete their initial evaluations. Vicki shared she was mostly independent at home prior to being in the hospital. She lives with her daughter and utilizes her help with a few tasks but can complete most chores on her own. She shared that one of her goals was to “be able to be mobile and play with my grandkids again.”

After being assessed by our highly trained therapy team, they knew she would benefit from PT and OT services. During her initial assessment, she was using a wheelchair for mobility and could not bear any weight on her right leg. She was very anxious and excited to start her therapy journey. Vicki participated in therapy 6x a week for one hour a day. When she was not in therapy, you could find her participating in group activities or doing her chair exercises in her room. She was consistently working with her therapists on transfers, personal hygiene tasks, and mobility and gradually working her way up to ambulating with her walker. 

After several weeks of therapy and Vicki’s drive to reach her goals, she was able to ambulate with her rollator and meet the rest of her specific goals assigned to her by her therapy team. Nearing discharge, the Director of Concierge Services met with Vicki to discuss her stay at Bethany Center.

Vicki stated, “my therapy team was incredible and helped me more than I could’ve imagined! Everyone was so welcoming and nice to me during my stay – 10/10!” We are so pleased to hear Vicki had a great stay and wish her the best on her journey home!

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q3 2022)

Concierge: Deaven Golding
Patient Name: Ms. Harvey
Patient Age: 81
Admission Date: 9/6/2022
Admitted From: Skyline Medical Center
Discharge Date: 9/28/2022
Discharge Location: Home
Length of stay: 22 days
Reason for stay: Generalized weakness and strengthening after a hospital stay.
How did this patient hear about Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Case manager referral.


Details of Experience:

Ms. Harvey thought she was only being admitted to the Hospital for a UTI, but she then was diagnosed with COVID, severe dehydration, and pneumonia. She stated, “I was scared I was never going to recover from this. “She spent six nights at Skyline Medical Center, where they gave her IV fluids and antibiotics. During her stay at the Hospital, they recommended rehabilitation to regain her strength and independence.

On the evening of September 6th, Ms. Harvey was admitted to Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. Upon her arrival, she was greeted by the receptionist, who then passed her along to the Care Transition Coordinator, where helped Ms. Harvey get settled into her room and completed her initial evaluation. The next morning, the Director of Concierge Services met with Ms. Harvey, and she shared, “my goal is to get better so I can go home and enjoy the things I love.” Ms. Harvey lives alone, so she likes to sit on her porch with her neighbor, read books, take walks, and attend activities at her local community center. Then our highly trained therapy team completed their evaluation with Ms. Harvey, and they assessed she would benefit from OT and PT services. They wanted to get her up and move as quickly as possible. On September 7th, she started her therapy journey and participated in therapy six days a week. Over the next 22 days, she worked very hard towards meeting her goals.

Ms. Harvey was admitted with a walker but was not feeling very stable on her feet without assistance. Therapy provided her with a wheelchair to use until they got her on her feet and she felt safe. She only utilized the wheelchair for two days, after that, she was able to ambulate with her therapists with mod assistance. The therapists also showed her how to do chair exercises to improve her strength and range of motion. Ms. Harvey said she did those chair exercises three times a day and would continue that even after going home. Before she knew it, she was able to ambulate over 400 ft with minimal assistance from her therapists, complete her personal hygiene activities, and gain almost all of her strength back!

Nearing discharge, the Director of Concierge Services met with Ms. Harvey for a final discussion about her stay at Bethany Center. Harvey stated, “I have no complaints about being here, everyone and everything was great. I am so thankful therapy got me on my feet again!”

We are wishing Ms. Harvey the best in her return home!

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q2 2022)

Concierge: Deaven Golding
Patient Age: 71
Admission Date: 5/20/22
Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital
Length of stay: Long Term
Reason for Stay: COPD, Anemia, Diabetes, decrease in ADLs.
How did this patient hear about Bethany Center? Her daughter chose Bethany Center because she has heard good things about this community and its proximity to their home.


Details of Experience:

Ms. Jones was admitted to the hospital for acute diastolic heart failure and respiratory failure. After a few nights in the hospital, she was admitted to Bethany Center for further care, and her family looked at long-term placement. Upon admission, Ms. Jones stated she was “weak and not energetic.” She said, “I wanted to come here to regain my strength, independence, and be happy.”

Ms. Jones was admitted to Bethany on May 20, 2022, for COPD, anemia, diabetes, and a decrease in ADLs (activities of daily living). Upon admission, she was greeted by the care transition coordinator and her nurse completed the initial evaluations and got her settled in. The following day, the Director of Concierge Services greeted Ms. Jones, presented her with the welcome bag and welcome book, and proceeded to complete the initial evaluation. She shared with the concierge that her goal upon admission “was to regain her independence and be active again.” She knew she would have to stay motivated to meet her goals. Our highly trained therapists knew she would benefit from occupational and physical therapy services. The therapy team met with Ms. Jones to discuss her goals and see where she was at that point with personal hygiene, ADLs, range of motion, and more. During her initial assessment, she presented with limited range of motion, low oxygen when exercising, unsafe transfers, and unable to ambulate with a walker. Per the therapist’s documentation, she was unable to dress herself without max assistance, could not raise her arms above her head, and could not brush her hair without assistance.

Ms. Jones participated in therapy five times a week for up to one hour daily. She was very eager to get started with her therapy journey. She stated, “I was excited to see my therapists every day and get stronger and stronger.” Her therapy sessions consisted of practicing safe transfers from bed to wheelchair to the bathroom and back, arm exercises to improve strength and range of motion, and ambulating with and without a walker. Over time they included more and more walking and added in hygiene tasks with less and less assistance.

Her favorite things to do in her free time included sitting outside, attending church, playing games such as cards and Bingo, puzzles, gardening, and more! She wanted to get back to doing those activities more independently. When she was not in her therapy sessions, you would find her in the dining room participating in group activities or in her room watching her church services while doing her chair exercises.

After 3 weeks of being admitted to Bethany and being on her therapy journey, she was able to safely transfer to and from her wheelchair, brush her hair without assistance, complete her ADLs and personal hygiene tasks with minimal assistance, and ambulate with a walker! She worked so hard to get to where she is, and she isn’t stopping! Ms. Jones shared, “I am a long-term patient, but that’s not stopping me from getting better every day. I love being here, the staff is so nice, and the activities are so fun!”

We are so proud of our therapy team for providing such wonderful treatment and our staff as a whole for such great care and support for Ms. Jones and her journey!

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q1 2022)

Concierge: Deaven Golden
Patient Name: Gail
Patient Age: 72
Admission Date: 2/9/2022
Admitted From: Vanderbilt Medical Center
Discharge Date: 3/25/2022
Discharge Location: Home
Length of stay: 54 days
Reason for stay: Gail fell at home, which resulted in a hematoma to the right side of the forehead.
How did this patient hear about Bethany Center? Bethany Center’s Marketer reached out to the case manager at Vanderbilt and referred the patient to us.

 


Details of Experience:

Gail was admitted to Bethany after several serious falls at home that resulted in a hematoma on the right side of her forehead and bruising on her face and neck and arms. She was sent to Vanderbilt Hospital, where she spent four nights. She stated while at Vanderbilt, they administered IV fluids for hydration and completed several tests and scans of her head to verify there were no further injuries.

Upon admission to Bethany, she was greeted by the Care Transition Coordinator and the Director of Concierge Services. Nursing completed their initial evaluation, followed up by the Concierge administering their initial evaluation and presenting the welcome bag to Gail. During the admission process with the Concierge, Gail stated, “I am excited to be here and get my life together. I need to be stronger for my independence”. When Gail was six years old, she was diagnosed with polio. She had several surgeries growing up. She shared that she had a limp growing up, but when she was in her 20s, she trained her body to walk without a limp, but the consequences started to get worse. One day, she couldn’t walk “normal” anymore, and her hip muscles were starting to atrophy. Gail came to Bethany knowing she would not be able to walk without a walker or cane, but she wanted to get stronger and more independent.

The following day, she was evaluated by our highly trained therapists. Her therapists created specialized goals for her to meet during her stay at Bethany Center. The patient admitted being able to ambulate very little but was unbalanced and unsteady. By February 11, Gail was able to ambulate in her room 40 feet, from door to window, with a walker and gait belt assistance provided by therapy. Gail stated, “My first therapy session gave me high hopes that I could continue to get better .”When Gail was not in her therapy sessions, she would spend time doing her leg and hip exercises in bed, participating in activities, and watching her favorite TV shows.

By March 16, Gail was improving on the four-step square test. Her first attempt was about 23 seconds long, the second trial was 12 seconds, and the final trial took her 9 seconds to complete! That is record time for her! Therapy continued to work with her on balance exercises, functional activities, ambulating further distances, and safe transfers. Gail started exceeding in her therapy journey and meeting her goals.

The Director of Concierge Services met with Gail upon discharge, and she shared a sweet story. “During one of my therapy treatments, I worked with the best therapist, and I started to cry tears of joy! She showed me two exercises to use to strengthen my hip muscles. Those exercises woke up those muscles that hadn’t been used in decades due to my polio when I was young. I will forever remember those sweet moments I had with my therapist and cherish those exercises as they have given me my independence back!”

We wish Gail the best in her future endeavors!

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (December 2021)

Director Concierge: Deaven Golding
Patient Age: 79
Admission Date: 10/25/2021
Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital- Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare
D/C Date: 12/10/2021
D/C Location: Home
Length of Stay: 46 days
Reason for Stay: Encephalopathy, difficulty walking, and respiratory failure due to COVID.
How did the patient hear about Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Bethany’s marketer and case manager connected with her case manager at the hospital and referred the patient to our community.


Details of Experience:

Dona had tested positive for COVID 19 and was admitted to Methodist LeBonheur Healthcare. She presented to the hospital with a severe cough, occasional shortness of breath, and diarrhea. The hospital admitted her and proceeded to do several tests on her. She was diagnosed with acute respiratory failure, acute pneumonia, and dehydration. Dona was given antibiotics, fluids, and electrolytes. After her stay in the Methodist hospital, she was driven by ambulance from Memphis, Tennessee, to Nashville, Tennessee, admitted to Bethany Center. 

 Upon admission, she was greeted by our Care Transition Coordinator and the nursing staff. The nursing staff completed their initial evaluation, provided her with a welcome basket filled with all essential toiletries, and helped her get settled into her new room. The following day, the Director of Concierge Services met Dona and welcomed her with a welcome bag, and completed her initial evaluation. The concierge shared information about the community during the initial evaluation, her dietary needs and requests, hobbies, and more! 

Our team of highly trained therapists was ready to meet with Dona and complete their evaluation and set specific goals for her. 

Dona participated in therapy five times a week for one hour a day. Dona was ready to get into therapy and complete her goals. She was prepared to get back home with her daughter and enjoy her hobbies! Therapy assessed her and set specialized goals for her to meet. Some of those goals included: safely performing functional transfers, ambulating safely on level surfaces 25 feet while maintaining oxygen saturation, improving endurance, and ambulating on unlevel surfaces up to 15 feet. Although Dona was ready to get into therapy and meet her goals, there were a few roadblocks. There were days that she did not feel the best and didn’t do her therapy. She had abdominal pain, and that interfered with her treatment in therapy. Once her pain subsided and the therapist and concierge worked together to create a reward system for her, she participated in therapy daily. Dona was doing well with transferring with minimal assistance but refused to ambulate. By 11/8, she could transfer with minimal assistance to and from the bathroom, to and from the bed, and to and from the chair. She stated, “I started to feel more motivated when I felt comfortable enough to transfer.” By 11/15, she could ambulate 10 feet on level surfaces and 5 feet on unlevel surfaces. Dona worked very hard with therapy for the next few weeks and kept pushing herself to get better and better. She shared, “some days were harder than others, but I knew if I kept working, I would meet my goals and get to go home.” By 12/3, Dona was able to ambulate 300 feet on level surfaces and 150+ feet on unlevel surfaces! 

 She had met and surpassed all of her goals! Nearing Dona’s discharge date, the concierge met with her to complete her discharge evaluation. Dona was very thankful for the entire Bethany Team and all they had done for her to get to where she is now.

We wish Dona the best as she discharges home! 

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Case Study: Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (November 2021)

Director Concierge: Deaven Golding
Patient Age: 82
Admission Date: 10/12/2021
Admitted From: Select Specialty Hospital
D/C Date: 11/12/2021
D/C Location: Home
Reason for Stay: She was admitted to the hospital for COVID and pneumonia and admitted to Bethany for rehab after being hospitalized. Lori was admitted to Bethany for generalized weakness.
How did this patient hear about Bethany Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Her case manager at the hospital referred her to Bethany Center, and our marketer visited her in the hospital with more information.


Details of Experience:

Lori was admitted to the hospital with complaints of hypoxia, shortness of breath, and a high fever. She had tested positive for COVID and later was diagnosed with pneumonia. While in the hospital, she was treated with several medications received high-flow oxygen and breathing treatments. Her hospital stay lasted 20 days or so. According to Lori, she received some therapy while in the hospital, but not enough to make a difference.

Lori was welcomed to Bethany Center on the evening of October 12th. The admissions team greeted her with a smile and assisted her with getting settled into her room. The care transition coordinator completed her admission paperwork and assisted her with any questions upon admission. The concierge greeted Lori with a welcome bag and completed her admission evaluation the following day. Lori also met her amazing therapy team to evaluate her to set her personalized goals. She was very excited to start her therapy journey and “get back on her feet.”

Our highly trained therapy team created personalized goals for Lori; some of those included performing functional transfers while maintaining good oxygen saturation, sustaining good balance, standing for up to/longer than 6 minutes, ambulating more than 15 feet, and ascending/descending four stairs. Lori knew this would be a big assignment, and she would need to work hard.

She shared some of her hobbies included traveling, reading, doing crafts, and being outdoors. All she wanted to do was get better, return home, and do her favorite things. Occupational and physical therapy sessions happened 6x a week for up to one hour periods. Lori stayed positive and persistent during her therapy sessions. She stated, “some days were harder than others, and I wanted to give up, but I kept telling myself to keep going.” After her therapy sessions, the concierge often rewarded her with a sweet treat and her favorite drink!

After just over a week, she was already able to stand for up to 4 minutes, ambulate 21 feet and keep her oxygen saturation up! Being the positive person she is, Lori kept pushing and progressing and finally met her goals! Her therapists shared how wonderful she was doing in therapy, and they knew she would make a full recovery.

Nearing her discharge date of 11/12, therapy gathered some information on at-home exercises and ensured she had all the needed equipment. The concierge met with her to discuss her discharge plans, and Lori shared, “I am so thankful for Bethany and all the wonderful people who took care of me. I wouldn’t be where I am today with y’all”.

We wish Lori the best on her return home!

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