Roy was an active 62-year-old resident of a skilled
nursing facility. In early summer, Roy
became ill and was admitted to a short-term acute care hospital. He was
diagnosed with angiodema, a swelling under the skin that was exacerbated by a
heart attack and subsequent respiratory failure. His condition was further
complicated by his diabetes, for which he was receiving hemodialysis three
times a week.
With his complex medical
was unable to make a full recovery at the traditional hospital, and was
transferred to Kindred Hospital Ocala for continued care.
Roy arrived at Kindred Hospital Ocala on June 15, unable
to do any of his self care because of weakness, shortness of breath and severe
left arm edema from a complication with a dialysis fistula. Kindred’s
interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, specialists and therapists evaluated
designed a treatment plan tailored to his needs. He required ventilator
weaning, and extensive physical, occupational and speech therapy.
On July 12 Roy was decannulated and successfully weaned
from the vent. He had also made excellent progress in self care and mobility.
When Roy discharged back home to his skilled nursing facility on July 14, he
was performing 75 percent of his own care and was able to transfer to a bedside
chair with contact guard assist.
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