Community Name: Forbes Rehabilitation and Healthcare
Concierge Director: LeeAnn Tozzi
Patients Age: 60
Admission Date: 9/27/14
Admitted From: West Penn Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/28/14
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 32 Days
Reason for Stay: Hernia surgery
How did this patient hear about Forbes Center?
Patient’s Mother-In-Law was a guest at Forbes earlier this year
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Details of Experience:
Patient arrived at Forbes in the early morning hours and was welcomed by the Nursing staff and made comfortable in his room for rehabilitation following double abdominal,srotum hernia surgery.Patient had drainage tube across abdomin due which caused discomfort and pain.The rehabilitation team got to work. OT began exercising the upper body , stretching and strenghtening the biceps and triceps. Physical Therapy worked on getting the patient more mobile by leg strenghtening exercises and walking. Patient struggled at first, but perservered due the staff who were patient and understanding. The staples and drainage tube continued to make the skin feel pulled and uncomfortable. The patients wife and Mother-In-Law visited daily which helped lift his spirits bringing him special treats from home. Patient was finally able to visit his Surgeon for a post operative appointment. The Doctor removed the staples and drainage tube which brought immediate relief. The patient, recovering fully, was able to be discharged to home with follow up Nursing, PT, and OT. The patient is thankful to all the staff at Forbes who aided in his recovery.