Mrs. W came to outpatient therapy at Kindred Hospital
– Fort Worth Southwest on January 28. She needed physical and
occupational therapy to correct her difficulty in completing tasks. Although Mrs. W had excellent support from her family,
she no longer wanted to rely on them for all her meals and cleaning. She came
to Kindred Hospital’s outpatient rehabilitation to
regain her strength and functional ability to prepare her own meals and do her
own grocery shopping.
When Mrs. W came to Kindred Hospital
she had decreased balance and strength and was unable to stand longer than one
second with supported single leg stance. She was able to transfer with minimal
assistance, but could only ambulate 290 feet with multiple stops.
Kindred’s team of rehabilitation
therapists began an aggressive treatment plan for Mrs. W including physical,
occupational and pulmonary rehabilitation. For six weeks she participated in
physical and occupational programs. Upon discharge she was able to transfer
with standby assist and ambulate 490 feet without stopping.
She was able to prepare a meal with assistance only
for setup and push a grocery cart for 20 minutes for about 2000 feet with
multiple stops to simulate a shopping trip to her local grocery store. By early
March Mrs. W and Kindred’s rehabilitation team had accomplished her goals and
she was discharged.
Since her discharge, Mrs. W’s son has purchased a recumbent
bicycle so she can continue her exercises at home.
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