Mary Johnsen is a very pleasant 93-year-old lady who lives alone at home. One day, Mary fell and struck her head. Brought to the emergency room at The Hospitals of Providence Sierra Campus, Mary was found to be hypoxic with leukocytosis. She was admitted to THOP Sierra for respiratory failure. As a result of her illnesses, Mary’s functional mobility was impaired. She also struggled with activities of daily living (ADLs).
To address these deficiencies, Mary transferred to Highlands Rehabilitation Hospital. At Highlands, Mary began an interdisciplinary rehabilitation program. The program produced great improvement in Mary’s physical abilities.
Mary and her son, Guy, credit the staff at Highlands for Mary’s recovery. “The entire stay was fine, and I greatly appreciate the staff that helped my mother on her recovery,” Guy said. “Mary Ann Chavez, RN and Dr. Patel were very attentive. A big ‘thank you’ to the staff and therapists. They were all friendly and outgoing.”
“Jennifer (OT) and Petra (PT) are amazing therapists,” Mary added.
Mary discharged from Highlands with her independence restored. She is able to complete her activities of daily living and can walk over 400 feet with a rollator walker.