Case Study: Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (May 2016)

Patient’s Age: 72
Admission Date: 2/19/16
Admitted From: SJRH
Discharge Date: 5/31/16
Discharged To: Community
Length of Stay: 100 Days
Reason for Stay: L leg amputee, Hepatic failure
How did this patient hear about Sans Souci? Community

Details of Experience:

Blas was admitted to Sans Souci from SJRH on February 19, 2016. His admitting diagnosis was complete trauma amputee to his lower left leg, Muscle weakness, Anemia, Hepatic Failure and rheumatoid Arthritis. When Blas had his initial assessment done from our Therapy Department, Blas was completely dependent for all ADL care as he had a complete BKA. He had many complications as the surgical wound would not heal as he is a diabetic. As time passed on, Blas needed a skin graft to help heal the wound. As the surgical wound continued to heal, Blas was being trained on functional ADL care and to gain the ability to perform transfers and toileting tasks with only a one person assist. While Blas wasn’t at therapy, he was a delight on the floors. Every resident smiled from his funny animal sounds that he was so good at imitating.

He sure knew how to put a smile on everyone’s face. After anything was done for him a thank you can be heard moments after. It was a long arduous process for Blas but he was always in good spirits. On May 7, 2016, Blas was finally cleared to get evaluated for his prosthetic limb. As Blas is getting ready for his long awaited discharge from Sans Souci, He is being trained on standing activities in parallel bars so when he gets his prosthetic leg he will be roaring to go. Blas is also able to hop up to 5 feet using a rolling walker. As a facility and Blas’s extended family, we are so excited to see Blas go home with his loving family and be able to get his prosthetic leg that he’s been waiting to get.