Case Study: Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (November 2018)

Patients Age: 27-years-old
Admission Date: 04/27/18
Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital
Discharge Date: N/A
Discharged To: Anticipated Discharge Home
Length of Stay: 7 Months
Reason for Stay: Paraplegia/ Spine fracture
How did this patient hear about Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Hospital

Mr. Russell arrived to Quality Center for Rehabilitation and Healing on April 27th, 2018 from an inpatient hospitalization at Select Specialty in Nashville, TN. Mr. Russell was admitted to the hospital with a traumatic spine fracture and muscle weakness, resulting in Mr. Russell now being a paraplegic. After a lengthy stay in the hospital, along with the paraplegia diagnosis, Mr. Russell got the news he would need intense physical therapy to regain normal functions of his body.

Mr. Russell would need extensive inpatient rehabilitation to support his range of motion, regain use of his hands, and education on how to use a wheelchair for his daily living activities. The hospital spoke to Mr. Russell and his family about Quality Center and our rehabilitation department because they were not familiar with the area and did not know where to begin. They then agreed that Quality would be the best place for Mr. Russell and that is when he became part of the family!

Upon admission, Mr. Russell was greeted by all of our staff here at Quality. Mr. Russell, being so young and never experiencing any of this before, was very confused and scared; however, everyone here at Quality Center made sure his transition went smoothly. Every need and inquiry was addressed and explained; this made Mr. Russell feel much better. He met with his physical therapy team and started his evaluation. Mr. Russell was very frustrated at first and did not want to push himself, then there were issues with the wheelchair, but after continuous education and motivation, Mr. Russell did not give up.

Mr. Russell is a young man who lost his ability to walk, play video games, write, take care of himself, among other normal living activities. Mr. Russell knew it would be a long road and for awhile he didn’t feel like fighting it. However, after a lot of hard work and motivating, Mr. Russell decided he did want to fight! He began making tremendous progress in physical therapy; he was utilizing the use of his hand again and even learned how to write with his right hand! He is beginning to be able to use his wheelchair at this time.

Mr. Russell has a few more obstacles to overcome before being discharged. His physical therapy team is waiting for wounds to heal to begin the transportation process. This will be a tremendous overturn for Mr. Russell because he will be able to transfer himself with the help of a sliding board!

Our team here at Quality expects Mr. Russell to return home very soon. Mr. Russell stated that his journey has been difficult, but this was as expected. He knows it will take time to fully recover. He also stated that he is forever grateful of the staff and his physical therapy team who had him motivated to continue his hard work – because it’s paying off!