Case Study: Forbes Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare (March 2015)

Patients Age: 63
Admission Date: 2/16/15
Admitted From: Allegheny General Hospital
Discharge Date: 3/17/15
Discharged To: Home
Reason for Stay: Chronic Respiratory Failure

Patient was admitted to Forbes Rehab with Chronic Respiratory Failure. Upon admission she was a tracheotomy patient on a ventilator who was unable to ambulate without assistance and needed frequent breaks in even the most simplistic of tasks. She engaged in Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapies multiple times a day for 3 1/2 weeks in attempt to allow her to perform ADLs and thus showed tremendous improvement. Due to the tireless efforts of the nursing and rehab staff; she was transferred off of the ventilator unit and into a regular room not requiring any assistive breathing machinery. Her uplifting attitude was a positive experience for all that interacted with her. At the end of her stay she was able to ambulate on her own as well as conduct ADLs. She was discharged home in stable condition.