Case Study: Green Hills Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (Q1 2023)

Concierge: Autumn Townsend
Patient Name: Reynolds, Kathleen
Patient Age: 58
Admissions Date: 12/30/2022
Admitted from: Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Discharge Date: TBD
Length of Stay: 90 + days
Reason for Stay: Traumatic Subdural Hemorrhage
How did this patient hear about Green Hills Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Case Worker at Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Details of experience:
Kathleen (AKA Batman, as she likes to call herself) was admitted on 12/30/2022 from Vanderbilt University Medical Center, an amputee with an admitting diagnosis of traumatic subdural hemorrhage. A traumatic subdural hemorrhage (SDH) is a traumatic head injury that results in significant bleeding inside the skull, and the pooling blood creates pressure on the surface of the brain, causing a variety of issues. This resulted in a decrease in strength, safety awareness, balance, self-care, functional mobility, and activity tolerance.

Upon arrival, Kathleen was greeted by our interdisciplinary team, which includes Nursing, Concierge, Social Services, Recreation, and Rehabilitation. When Kathleen first arrived, she was nervous about being in a new environment. The mere thought of ever being able to be comfortable walking again put her on edge. Within the first 48 hours, she was evaluated by our physical and occupational therapy teams with identified goals of being able to dress with moderate assistance and to be able to perform functional mobility during activities of daily living (ADL’s) with minimal assistance with a wheelchair and rolling walker using her prosthetic leg.

Initially, Kathleen needed maximum assistance using her rolling walker and prosthetic leg, ambulating at a distance level of zero feet. She now walks at a distance of ninety feet, supervised, using her rolling walker! Kathleen has worked with our therapy team and CareRite’s Amputee Program leaders, Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler, to gain motivation and security with her goal of walking again safely!

Kathleen is still with us in her journey of recovery and rehabilitation, with an approximate discharge date in April 2023. She brings our entire team so much joy with her humor and sociability…even if it’s her just walking, or rolling, down the hallway telling jokes and just making fun.

Green Hills is so thankful to be part of Kathleen’s healing journey, and we wish her the very best.