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

Patient’s Name: Fernando Munoz
Patient’s Age: 79-years-old
Admission Date: 01/03/19
Admitted From: Saint John’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 03/28/19
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 84 days
Reason for Stay: Leg pain, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking.
How did this patient hear about Sans Souci? Hospital Recommendation.

Details of Experience:
Mr. Fernando Munoz arrived at Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on January 3, 2019, from an inpatient hospitalization at Saint John’s Hospital. Mr. Munoz was admitted to Sans Souci with a diagnosis of leg pain, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking. Mr. Munoz required a wheelchair for ambulation upon admission.

Mr. Munoz was greeted by multiple professionals of the Sans Souci interdisciplinary team who had anticipated his arrival. Within the first 24 hours, he was greeted by clinicians, therapists, physicians, administrative staff, and many other valued members of the Sans Souci team to welcome him and answer any questions that he may have had.

Mr. Munoz began working with his physical therapist, TK, and occupational therapist, Dexter, to improve ambulation and completion of daily activities. Mr. Munoz began his rehab requiring max assistance for bed mobilities and total dependence with ambulation requiring him to use a wheelchair in order to ambulate.

During his stay, Mr. Munoz was an active participant in our veterans programming. Mr. Munoz attended the community monthly Veteran’s Coffee Social led by Sans Souci’s Director of Concierge Services, Aryeh. Mr. Munoz shared stories of his time working as a firefighter for the U.S. Air Force with our other Veterans in attendance.

By the end of February, Mr. Munoz was able to ambulate 200 feet supervised using a rolling walker and he was able to ascend 4 steps on the stairs. Mr. Munoz also progressed and was able to complete functional activities such as dressing himself with minimum assistance!

Mr. Munoz especially enjoyed attending the special recreation events led by our recreation therapists, Omar and Topeka. Mr. Munoz was a regular participant in events such as painting, pizza making, bingo, and the St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Ms. Munoz also enjoyed the luxury amenities at Sans Souci such as their signature hot towel and snack cart program for residents.

Upon discharge, Mr. Munoz was able to ambulate 250 feet using a rolling walker and ascend 6 steps on the stairs. Mr. Munoz was safely able to perform bed mobilities and daily activities such as grooming and dressing. Prior to leaving Sans Souci, Mr. Munoz stated “I had a great stay at Sans Souci!