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

Patients Age: 83
Admission Date: 1/05/17
Admitted From: Allegheny Valley Hospital
Discharge Date: 1/21/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 17 days
Reason for stay: Rehabilitation from fall
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Prior patient

On 1/6/17, Ruth was admitted to Platinum Ridge Rehab with a diagnosis of general weakness resulting from a fall she had experienced at a personal care home she was living. Upon admission, she was requiring contact-guard assist for all transfers, dressing and activities of daily living. It was great to see Ruth working so hard daily with therapy to reach her goal of going home . She worked very hard alongside occupational and physical therapy to reach her physical and mental goals of health. Ruth was always very pleasant and upbeat and had the support of her daughter to which she was going to reside with after discharge. While at Platinum Ridge, she largely participated in activities that were offered through the recreational program. The team is thrilled to share that Ruth has been happily discharged home to be with her daughter and dogs!

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Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (December 2016)

Patients Age: 20
Admission Date: 12/12/16
Admitted From: Childrens Hospital
Discharge Date: 12/19/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 7 days
Reason for stay: Rehabilitation, post – surgery
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Children’s Hospital

Lilly arrived to Platinum Ridge in result of an elective right femur shortening procedure. Upon arrival, she was apprehensive in joining our community with being a younger adult. After connecting with Lilly and reassuring her that she could make incredible strides at Platinum Ridge, she felt comfortable with her experience and very much enjoyed our daily programming. She was very much fond of the recreational team and their provided activities. She also really enjoyed talking to the other residents and hearing their stories.

Upon evaluation, physical therapy was needed for all activities of daily living and supervision for ambulation and transfers. Throughout her short seven day stay, she made great gains. She demonstrated independence with feeding, grooming, and bed mobility. She performed all transfers and ambulation with modified independence with use of a front wheeled walker. Team Platinum Ridge is very happy to share that Lilly discharged home just in time for the holidays with those that she loves. Congratulations, Lilly on your incredible successes while at Platinum Ridge! Happy Holidays!

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Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (November 2016)

Patients Age: 80
Admission Date: 10/21/16
Admitted From: West Penn Hospital
Discharge Date: 11/2/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 12 days
Reason for stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Daughter is a nurse at Platinum Ridge

Betty arrived at Platinum Ridge following a hospital admission for Non-ST- elevation myocardial infarction (NSTEMI) and increased dizziness with postural changes. Upon admission, Betty required assistance with all activities of daily living (ADLs), functional ambulation and transfers. Resident demonstrated increased ability with ambulation, transfers, strength and ADL tasks post-therapy. Betty was able to complete homemaking tasks with distant supervision. She performed all transfers and ambulation with distant supervision as well as self- care tasks.

Betty functionally ambulated 200 ft. with no assistive device and distant supervision. She also completed 14 steps with 1 handrail. Upon discharge, she demonstrated increased strength, safety awareness, independence with transfers, ambulation and self-care tasks and decreased dizziness. Betty was happily discharged to home to be around her family and friends!

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Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (October 2016)

Patients Age: 66
Admission Date: 10/1/16
Admitted From: Allegheny Valley Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/28/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 28 days
Reason for stay: Intravenous antibiotic & rehabilitation.
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Patient is a local resident within community

Mr. William Tilman arrived to Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing status post left toe amputation of the transmetarsal 3 toes. Upon arrival, he was non-weight bearing with all activities of daily living (ADLs). William made incredible gains while under the care of the Platinum Ridge interdisciplinary team. He was advised to hop on one foot for all transfers, ultimately progressing from maximum assistance to contact guard.

While working very hard in therapy, William was cleared to be weight bearing as tolerated. With approval he demonstrated great progress in all ADLs. Upon discharge, William was modified independent with all self-care as well as with functional ambulation without using any devices! Mr. Tilman remained at Platinum Ridge for an additional week following therapy discharge for nursing measures, but continued to stay active! He was discharged home by himself and is hoping to return to work quickly. William is from the community and teaches music where he professionally once taught at the local high school.

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Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (September 2016)

Patients Age: 48
Admission Date: 9/6/16
Admitted From: UPMC St. Margarets Hospital
Discharge Date: 9/23/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 18 days
Reason for stay: Lumbar radiculopathy
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? UPMC St. Margarets Hospital

Tammy came to us here at Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation & Healing status post lumbar radiculopathy with a herniated disc. Prior to that she had a spinal fusion of the L-4 L-5 and noted decompression. Upon arrival, patient stated increased pain in her bilateral lower extremities, inability to stand for long periods of time and decreased endurance. Patient displayed favoring right side of body and bearing all weight on left side. Throughout her stay, Tammy demonstrated increasing independence and decreasing pain. Tammy was also hesitant about joining the activities that were being offered with the mindset that they were only for the older residents.

Once she began feeling less pain and the ability to ambulate better she decided to attend a wreath making class and shared that she really enjoyed it! Upon discharge, Tammy reported no right leg pain and demonstrated no related symptoms. Tammy completed all activities of daily living (ADL) with setup preparation. Tammy was able to ambulate 225 feet with a rolling walker and modified independence. Patient expressed increased comfort, decreased pain and increased independence with all activities! We are happy to say with such great care and rehabilitation therapy that she received with our team that she was able to be safely discharged home.

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Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (August 2016)

Patients Age: 71
Admission Date: 8/4/16
Admitted From: AVH
Discharge Date: 8/21/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 18 days
Reason for stay: Rehab/ Fall
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Had stayed here before for rehab

Eileen had stayed with us at Platinum Ridge before for a couple weeks for rehab. She had returned after falling at home and being in the hospital. When evaluated she required minimal assistance for all ADL’S and contact guard assist for transfers. Throughout her time here she progressed to set-up and modified independence with all ADL’S. She demonstrated increased safety awareness with functional mobility and transfers as well, while performing with modified independence. Eileen was issued adaptive equipment to assist with ADL’S. She was able to complete homemaking tasks with modified independence too! She demonstrated an increase with endurance and standing tolerance to better facilitate with all self care, safe transfers, and functional mobility tasks. Eileen was able to be sent home with modified independence and assist from her daughter. Thanks to the great team here at Platinum Ridge!

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Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (July 2016)

Patients Age: 66
Admission Date: 7/13/16
Admitted From: AVH
Discharge Date: 7/25/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 13 days
Reason for stay: Rehab knee replacemnt
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Lives locally.

Mr. Finley was at Platinum Ridge in therapy about 2 weeks. He was admitted following a left total knee replacement. Prior to surgery, Mr. Finley was independent with all self-care, functional mobility. Upon admission he required minimal to maximum assistance with ADL tasks, minimal assist with mobility/transfers.He presented with fair balance during all ADL tasks when standing. This resident demonstrated impulsivity and recklessness when first admitted. Throughout Gary’s stay he demonstrated increased independence with ADL’S . He increased his ability with transfers to modified independence with use of a wheeled walker. Gary would use 3-4lbs weights while completing exercises increasing to 5lbs. weights, demonstrating increased bilateral upper extremity strength and transfers. Gary was able to complete all ADL’S with modified independence upon discharge. Gary’s safety also increased, he demonstrated decreased impulsivity. The best part about treating Gary was we were able to send him home with modified independence. Gary was very pleased with the therapy /stay he had here that he returned 3 days later with a cake for the staff!

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Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (June 2016)

Patients Age: 61
Admission Date: 6/20/16
Admitted From: AVH
Discharge Date: 6/29/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 10 days
Reason for stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Lives locally.

Dolores “Dee” came to Platinum Ridge for rehabilitation after having her left knee replaced. When she initially started rehabilitation, she was only able to walk with a wheeled walker and assistance up to 3 feet with pain and weakness. Her pain level was rated at 6/10. Dee completed her therapy program here in 10 days with great progress. She is now able to walk independently with a w/walker up to 200 feet and has since progressed to a cane ambulating 300 feet with supervision.

She will continue to work towards independence with the cane at home. Dee is able to go up and down steps with a cane only needing an occasional cue for foot placement. Her knee flexion increased from 75% to 98% and her swelling has decreased tremendously. She used weights and electrical stimulation to strengthen her leg which helped as illustrated by her progress in therapy. Dee is very positive in her attitude towards healing. We wish her the best of luck with home health and her journey thereafter.

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Case Study: Platinum Ridge Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (May 2016)

Patients Age: 70
Admission Date: 4/22/16
Admitted From: AGH
Discharge Date: 5/25/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 34 days
Reason for stay: Rehab after Aortic Valve Replacement
How did this patient hear about Platinum Ridge? Hospital

Resident is a 70 yr old female which came to Platinum Ridge from AGH after having an aortic valve replacement. Residents post operative course was complicated by respiratory failure requiring mechanical ventilation. Resident had decreased strength, balance, endurance and self care abilities. She progressed from max assistance with all self care tasks to modified independence. Upon admission to Platinum Ridge she was able to ambulate to 15ft then progressed to 200ft with a walker, walking up and down 4 steps and perform all transfers with modified independence. Resident was successfully discharged to home with family.

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