Case Study: Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (January 2019)

Patient’s Age: 74-years-old
Admission Date: 12/31/2018
Admitted From: St. John’s Riverside Hospital
Discharge Date: 1/26/2019
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3.5 weeks
Reason for Stay: Right Hip Replacement
How did this patient hear about Sans Souci? Previous admission

Ms. Daysi Carranza arrived at Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center from St. John’s Riverside Hospital on December 31, 2018. Ms. Carranza recently underwent a total hip replacement and had a wonderful therapy experience during a previous admission to Sans Souci over a year ago. Due to her right hip flaring up resulting in a hospitalization, she decided to return to Sans Souci to receive short term rehabilitation.

Upon admission, Ms. Carranza was greeted by multiple members of the Sans Souci interdisciplinary team. The team welcomed Ms. Carranza back and conducted evaluations to custom tailor Ms. Carranza’s stay and ensure she would receive incredible levels of care, comfort, and customer service she experienced during her previous admission. Ms. Carranza necessitated the use of a wheelchair for ambulation and was able to complete most daily activities with minimal to moderate assistance.

During her stay Ms. Carranza was an active participant at the daily recreation activities. She especially enjoyed attending the special recreation events such as musician visits and the monthly resident birthday celebration. Ms. Carranza developed a special relationship with our recreation therapist, Omar.

Ms. Carranza began working with our occupational therapist, Shaniqua and physical therapist, Carrie to improve her balance, mobility, and overall strength in order to be able to complete routine tasks such as ambulation and self care. Within a couple weeks of rehab at Sans Souci, Ms. Carranza demonstrated significant improvement in strength and endurance, and required a rolling walker for ambulation.

At discharge, Ms. Carranza was able to navigate stairs, ascending 30 steps utilizing handrails. Ms. Carranza was able to ambulate unassisted an unlimited distance using a rolling walker. Ms. Carranza stated upon discharge, “I am very happy with all the staff at Sans Souci. The therapy was excellent. They are very attentive to my needs. I truly enjoyed my stay.”