Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (February 2017)

Patients Age: 87
Admission Date: 1/27/17
Admitted From: Allegheny Valley Hospital
Discharge Date: 2/9/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 15 days
Reason for stay: Rehab/ Right Femur fracture
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Allegheny Valley Hospital

Mr. Roy Brendlinger was a very pleasant 87 year-old male, who arrived to Platinum Ridge after suffering from a fall in his garage on his way to get a haircut, sustaining a right femur fracture. After successfully having the surgery to replace his broken hip, Mr. Brendlinger admitted to Platinum Ridge for inpatient rehabilitation.

Upon arrival, Mr. Brendlinger was greeted by the entire interdisciplinary team at Platinum Ridge. He arrived with a very positive outlook on his recovery and was motivated to return home. He was prominently assessed by the nursing and therapy departments to evaluate the needs of his healing process. Mr. Brendlinger’ plan of care was noted to require minimum assist (at least 25% assist) with transferring in and out of bed. He also required minimum assistance to walk with a wheeled walker, only able to walk up to 30 feet with increased pain to his right leg. He also required increased assist with his ADL’S (activities of daily living), which encompassed dressing, toileting and bathing due to pain and weakness.

Mr. Brendlinger was very cooperative and understood that therapy was necessary to strengthen his right leg as well as promote healing through weight bearing exercises. He attended therapy 6x a week for approximately one hour with each discipline. He learned how to use adaptive equipment to assist himself with decreased assistance. He also participated in occupational therapy to increase his fine motor skills as well as tolerate standing for increased periods of time to promote bone healing. While at Platinum Ridge, Mr. Brendlinger always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say about a team member. He always looked forward to his meals, and the frequent visits of his family. Mr.

Brendlinger lives on a farm and loved to share his experiences and lifestyle. He has four children who are actively involved in his recovery. Mr. Brendlinger ‘s motivation propelled him to complete his program with rehabilitation, achieving great results. He was discharged home with his family to assist him as needed and to move on to his next phase of therapy, which encompassed home health services set up by the nursing and social services departments here at Platinum Ridge. Upon discharging, Mr. Brendlinger shared, “When I’m in the neighborhood I’ll stop by for a cup of coffee and chat. Thank you!”