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Success Story: Charles

Charles Grubb was admitted to Premier at Perry Village following hospitalization due to pneumonia and multiple falls at home. His discharge goal upon admission was to return to living independently back at home. Charles was independent with activities of daily living (ADLs) and functional mobility.

Upon evaluation, Charles required assistance with the following:

  • Moderate assistance to complete bed mobility, contact guard for transfers using a rolling walker and minimum assistance for ambulation up to 90 feet using a rolling walker.
  • Minimum assistance for upper body bathing and dressing as well as grooming.
  • Moderate assistance for lower body bathing/dressing as well as toileting.
  • Maximum assistance for meal prep and other community ADLs.
  • In addition, Charles demonstrated decreased upper and lower extremity strength as well as impaired balance and decreased endurance due to limited range of motion in left shoulder.

Following the completion of therapy, Charles was independent with ADLs, meal prep and cleanup, bed mobility, transfers and ambulation using a walker. His left shoulder range of motion had increased to within functional levels and he had gained both upper and lower extremity strength. Charles’ balance had improved although still required aid of walker. Charles’ endurance had increased so that it was functional for his daily routine and his fall risk was significantly decreased.

In short time, Charles had achieved his therapy goals and has returned home! Way to go Charles! Congratulations on your successful rehab journey!