Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (January 2018)

Patients Age: 54
Admission Date: 12/01/17
Admitted From: Northside Hospital
Discharge Date: Will remain at this time as a Long Term Resident
Discharged To: n/a
Length of Stay:
Reason for Stay: Altered Mental Status, Hypernatremia and Right Sided facial pain
How did this patient hear about Oasis? The Social Worker at the Hospital

Details of Experience:

Mr. Glenn is a 54-year-old male with a previous history of diabetes mellitus who has had multiple visits to Northside Hospital for right side facial pain due to a dental abscess. He was brought to the emergency room from home on November 28, 2017. He lives alone and per the emergency room, his friends had been increasingly concerned about his ability to care for himself over the last several months. When he was asked questions about his history, he did not
answer most of the questions in the hospital. He did let them know in the ER he was experiencing right side facial pain that was so severe that he was not able to eat, drink or take any of his medications for the last several days. He was experiencing a pain level of 10/10. At the time of this visit to the ER, he was only oriented to himself and appeared very frustrated at staff who were continually asking him questions. Keith was admitted to the hospital with altered mental status, hypernatremia and right side facial pain.

Prior to any type of hospital stay, Mr. Glenn was independent at home with all activities of daily living. He resided in a third floor apartment that had no elevator. In the Hospital, he was evaluated by Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy. Due to the three abscess, the patient was placed on a pureed diet with thin liquids. He was even having difficulty being able to feed himself and needed moderate assistance by staff during meals. The patient stated that prior to hospital stay he was only eating soup and he denied having pain with swallowing. Physical and Occupational Therapy evaluated him and at the time of his hospitalization he was requiring maximum assistance with his transfers. He was also having difficulty holding his head up and was only able to stand for about ten seconds with assistance. He was unable to take any steps at this time either. Patient experienced fatigue throughout all his therapy sessions and was only able to open eyes minimally. His overall appearance was weak. He was not able to take care of himself at this time. The recommendation was made for him to go to a Rehabilitation center for additional therapy.

Patient’s Stay:

Keith Glenn became a resident at Oasis Center for rehabilitation on December 1, 2017. He was admitted to receive short term rehabilitation. He had become debilitated from his illness and was unable to care for himself safely at home. Upon admission to Oasis Center, Keith was dependent on staff for transfers, standing, ambulation, completing his ADL’s due to his overall weakness. Mr. Glenn was evaluated by the Oasis Therapy Team and began receiving daily Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. He put forth a lot of effort in his recovery and began to make great progress. Keith currently is ambulating over 50 feet with a front wheeled walker, going up and down 18 steps, standing 10 minutes and transferring with very little assistance. He is completing all of his ADL’s with some set-up assistance and verbal cues, demonstrated good functional standing balance during functional activities. He will continue to receive therapy services at Oasis in hope to meet and exceed his goals and return to independent living once ready. The Oasis therapy team is so proud of all of Keith’s progress so far and looks forward to continuing to see him improve while he is here at oasis center for Rehabilitation and Healing.

Patient Testimonial:

“Everything is going real good here. The staff are nice. Therapy is making me work so I can walk again on my own. I would tell you, if you need therapy to come here. They all work with you.” – Keith G.

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Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (December 2017)

Patients Age: 60
Admission Date: 10/24/17
Admitted From: St Elizabeth’s Hospital Main Campus
Discharge Date: 12/21/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 58 days
Reason for Stay: Pneumonia
How did this patient hear about Oasis? Family states it is very close to their home.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Sheryl George is a 63-year-old female that went to the emergency room on October 17, 2017 with elevated blood sugar. Her sugar was reading “high” on her glucometer last night. She did not have any symptoms of chills, fevers, headache or pain in the ER. She was also experiencing some shortness of breath with activity. While in the ER, labs were drawn and the nurse noted that her sugar was over 500 and significant acidosis. The hospital felt she met criteria for DKA. She was started on IV fluids and IV insulin drip and admitted to the ICU at St. Elizabeth Hospital. Over the next 48 hours in the ICU her sugar improved and she was transitioned to subcutaneous insulin. At the hospital, staff noticed that she was choking with swallowing so a swallow evaluation was ordered and a slight modification to her diet was made to prevent aspiration. This patient has a history of Coronary artery diseases, COPD, Diabetes mellitus, hypertension, hypothyroidism and restless leg syndrome. The hospital recommended that she be seen by therapy to further her functional improvement.

Sheryl lives with her family in a one floor plan home that has three steps to enter. Prior to going to the hospital the patient was independent with everything at home. At the hospital, the patient was placed on oxygen and was requiring assistance with her bed mobility, her transfers, and ambulation. She was ambulating with a wheeled walker and only able to walk about 8 feet with limited endurance. She was a fall risk as well while in the hospital.

Recommendation by both the Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist that she go for additional inpatient therapy. The Social Worker at the hospital provided the family with a list of communities that accepted her insurance and the patient and her family chose Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing because it was very close to the families’ home.

Ms. George became a resident in our community on October 24, 2017 to receive short term rehabilitation services following a hospitalization after an exacerbation of her COPD. Upon admission to Oasis Center, the patient presented with difficulty with transfers, standing, ambulation and completing her ADL’s due to her overall weakness and difficulty with her breathing.

The Oasis Therapy Team evaluated her and started daily Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. Sheryl’s willingness to participate with her full effort during all of her therapy sessions lead to meeting and exceeding our expectations. On December 21, 2017 she was finally ready to return home. Upon her discharge, she was ambulating over 200 feet with a front wheeled walker, standing 10 minutes and transferring with very little assistance. She also was performing all of her ADL’s with some set-up and verbal cues, demonstrated good functional standing balance and had decreased her need for oxygen during most physical activity. The patient will continue to receive therapy services at home with her family there to support her. Everyone on our therapy team were so glad to have met and worked with Sheryl and wishes her the best of luck.

“The service is good here. The Therapy department had me exercising everyday while I was here. They got me stronger so that I can go home. I had fallen four times at home before going to the hospital. I decided while in the hospital that I needed to get some therapy to get stronger. One thing I liked about my therapy was working with Molly the dog in therapy; I love dogs. I get to go home tomorrow and get to see our new puppies. If you need therapy, come here to Oasis. They will treat you real nice.”

– Sheryl G.

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Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (November 2017)

Patients Age: 65
Admission Date:  9/22/17
Admitted From: St Elizabeth’s Hospital Main Campus
Discharge Date: 11/16/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 54 days
Reason for Stay: Cellulitis of Left Toe/Necrotic metatarsals
How did this patient hear about Oasis? Location

Details of Experience:

Stanley Fitzgerald is a 65-year-old male who admitted to the hospital back on September 7, 2017 after experiencing symptoms at home relating to a blister on his left 3rd toe. He shared that a couple weeks prior he had been scratches by his dog and had subsequent worsening of the blister with some discoloration. His family doctor placed him on keflex. He then began to have complaints of sharp leg pains. Mr. Fitzgerald went to St. Elizabeth’s hospital where the doctors there placed him on Vancomycin and Zosyn to treat the infection. His doctors then had to place an incision in his foot to drain the foot abscess and amputate two of his digits on his left foot. A wound vac was also placed on his foot to assist with his healing. Mr. Stanley Fitzgerald was placed on several weeks of IV antibiotics.

Prior to admitting to the hospital, Mr. Fitzgerald was completely independent with all of his activities of daily living. After having the amputation of two digits on his left foot, Stanley’s therapist at the hospital recommended that he go to a Skilled Nursing Center for his IV’s and additional therapy to get back on his feet. He currently lives with his wife in a multi-story floor plan with four steps and no rails.

After surgery, Physical Occupational Therapists worked with him at the hospital. He was only able to walk 50 feet with a one person assist and 20 feet with a wheeled walker with stand-by assist. He had difficulty turning because of the IV and the wound vac on his foot. Mr. Fitzgerald overall functional mobility had decreased. Recommendation from the hospital therapists were for him to admit to a Skilled Rehab Center for additional therapy. Mr. Stanley Fitzgerald selected Oasis Center as it was very close to his home and very convenient for his wife to visit.

Stanley Fitzgerald was a patient at our facility that admitted to receive short term rehabilitation. Mr. Fitzgerald came to us after a hospitalization for cellulitis in his left foot with amputations of digits 2 and 3. Upon admission to Oasis Center, Stanley presented with difficulty with transfers, standing, ambulation, completing his activities of daily living due to his overall weakness, pain, limited mobility and non- weight bearing status on his left foot.

Mr. Fitzgerald was evaluated by our Oasis Therapy Team and began receiving daily Physical and Occupational. With hard work, Stanley made great progress with his therapy. His biggest limitation with going home was being non-weight bearing on his left foot, which made stair negotiation difficult. Stanley, along with our therapy team, worked diligently on being able to safely go up and down steps. Upon his discharge home, Mr. Fitzgerald was ambulating over 300 feet with a front wheeled walker and going up and down the steps with crutches, standing over 10 minutes and transferring with very little assistance. He also was performing all of his activities of daily living with some set-up and adaptive equipment. Stanley will continue to receive therapy services at home with his wife and dogs there to support him.

A word form Stanley Fitzgerald:

“When I first arrived here, I had doubts; all of which were quickly dispelled. I found that the atmosphere of compassion and professionalism were exemplary. The staff were more attentive than expected, their ministrations were rapid and specific to the need. The nurses and their aides saw to your desires with careful manner and made sure they answered your concerns with great understanding. The physical therapists worked tirelessly to make sure the instructions you were given produced positive results, but with understanding given your abilities. The ancillary departments including the kitchen, laundry and transportation were also excellent. My stay here has been positive, productive and enjoyable. I would recommend anyone who has the need to come here.”

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Holiday Celebration!

The Beeghly Oaks and Oasis Center communities were honored to host over 200 healthcare professionals for this year’s Holiday Celebration! The event took place in the elegant ballroom of the community Lake Club. Several physicians, specialists, home health organizations, clinical representatives and partners celebrated the holiday season alongside the Beeghly Oaks and Oasis teams. Happy Holidays from our homes to yours!

Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (October 2017)

Patients Age: 60
Admission Date:  9/15/17
Admitted From: Northside Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/18/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 33 days
Reason for Stay: Hypoglycemia
How did this patient hear about Oasis? Family member as a past patient and enjoyed the care provided.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Barbara Smith is a 60-year-old female who was admitted to Northside hospital from her home after she had an unwitnessed syncope event. When she arrived at the hospital on September 13, 2017, she states that her brother found her in her home and she complained about hip pain. She states that she remembers going to bed and the next thing she knew she was on the floor. She has had diabetes mellitus for the past ten years that has been treated with insulin and Metformin. Ms. Smith’s medical history consists of Hypertension, Hyperlipidemia and Diabetes. She was admitted to the hospital on September 13, 2017 for Syncope likely due to Hypoglycemia. The hospital conducted x-rays of her hip and they showed no fractures or dislocations. She began to receive therapy at Northside hospital.

Prior to admitting to the hospital, Ms. Smith lived at home alone and was independent. Her home is a two story home with both her bedroom and bath located on the second floor. Physical Therapists at the hospital evaluated her and found her to need assistance with her transferring and needed the use of a rolling walker to get around. Her gait was slow with short steps and was experiencing some balancing issues. Barbara was not at her baseline status; therefore, therapy recommended that she should have a short rehabilitation stay for additional therapy to return to her independent status.

Ms. Smith had had a family member previously at Oasis Center. So when she was told that she needed to go to a Rehab center, she shared that she knew where she wanted to go…Oasis. She had a loved one that was there not too long ago who had received great care. On September 15, 2017, she was transferred from Northside hospital to Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing.

She was admitted to us as a short term resident on September 15, from the hospital following an episode of dizziness and falls, secondary to diabetic complications. Barbara had lost a lot of strength and endurance and required Physical and Occupational therapy to rebuild her stamina once again, and that she did! Barbara progressed quite quickly, finding her way back to ambulating throughout the community with an assistive device and without the requirement of staff assist. During her stay, she encountered a small episode of severe knee pain, secondary to our dear friend “Arthur” (a.k.a arthritis), but recovered quickly and by October 18th, she was discharged home. Barbara was an absolute pleasure to work with. She was committed to her therapy and was very easy to get along with. We wish Barbara all the luck. We will miss you!!

On October 18, 2017, Barbara was discharged home. Before she left, she had the following things to say about her stay with us here at Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing. “I was very sick. M sugar went very low and I had to be sent to the hospital. I was so bad I did not know my family and I could not even move. When the hospital said I needed to go somewhere for therapy, I knew I wanted to go to Oasis because I had a family member here before and I loved the care that she received.

During my stay here, their therapists have gotten me up and walking. They built strength in my legs and my arms. I love the therapists here because they took great care of me. All the staff are good. Thank you for all your help!”
– Barbara Smith-

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Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (September 2017)

Patients Age: 48
Admission Date:  8/28/17
Admitted From: St Elizabeth Hospital
Discharge Date:
Discharged To:
Length of Stay:
Reason for Stay: Shortness of Breath
How did this patient hear about Oasis?

Details of Experience:

Mr. MacArthur “Mack” Haynes is a 48-year-old male who was admitted to St. Elizabeth Hospital on August 28, 2017 for shortness of breath. Prior to being admitted, Mack had experienced shortness of breath for weeks at home. Per the hospital, Mr. Haynes was also experiencing increased leg and lower abdomen edema. He also had a history of Diabetes Mellitus (DM), hypertension, OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), peripheral edema and GERD.

Numerous medical tests were conducted to support Mr. Haynes. It was discovered that he had internal fluid overload, most likely caused by his congestive heart failure. His physicians elected to transfer him to the center’s telemetry floor for further cardiac support. Over the course of his stay, he was placed on continuous oxygen and BiPap machine at night.

Mr. Haynes currently lives at home with one family member. Prior to his hospital admission, he was totally independent in activities of daily living. His physician ordered that he be seen by therapy in the hospital. Upon initial assessment by the hospital physical therapist, Mr. Haynes was a moderate assist of two people for bed mobility. He was also totally dependant for any type of transfers and was non-ambulatory. During his initial evaluation, Mack required cueing from staff to perform functions. He was also totally dependant or required maximum assistance with his dressing and bathing. Both his physical and occupational therapists at the hospital recommended that Mr. Haynes admit to a skilled nursing facility for additional therapy before returning home. On August 2, 2017, the social work department discussed with Mr. Haynes skilled nursing options; Oasis Center was his first choice.

Mack admitted to our facility on August 4, 2017 for short-term rehabilitation. Mack was hospitalized for an exacerbation of congestive heart failure, requiring occupational and physical therapy to return him to full-strength. When Mack first arrived to Oasis, he was unable to ambulate and required assistance with transferring in and out of bed. He had levels of fatigue and reported “heaviness” in his legs. Through daily hard work in therapy, Mack slowly returned to his former state of good health. He is now able to transfer to and from bed independently and can ambulate throughout the entire center with a forward wheeled walker. At this time Mack has initiated gait training without any assistive device! It won’t be long before he will be completely back on his feet!

Mack has been an absolute pleasure to work with in therapy. He tries hard with every therapeutic activity that is asked of him. And his dedication towards returning to his prior level of function is shown in the great improvement he has made. We are very proud of you, Mack and will miss you when you leave us!

Mr. Macarthur Haynes is still currently with our community receiving therapy.
His plan is to return home as soon as he has reached his goals. He shared,
“Oasis is a nice place with a good atmosphere. The people and the staff are great! The therapy has helped me and has given me pointers on how to do things right. If you need therapy, you should come here because they will help you!”
– M. Haynes

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“We Walk to End Alzheimer’s!”

#OasisShinesABrightLight

The Oasis Center team was honored to participate in the Alzheimer Association’s walk to end Alzheimer’s in Youngstown! Also a proud sponsor, Oasis was proud to host an informational booth where all acquired proceeds were allocated to the Association’s research campaign!

#EndAlz #TheCareRiteDifference

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Oasis Unveils Signature Memory Care Neighborhood: “La Piazza Della Memoria”

Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing proudly unveiled their signature memory care neighborhood to the community on Thursday, October 12th. The niche program offers specialized, tailored support to both memory care patients and families within the area.

Healthcare professionals within Youngstown and surrounding communities were in attendance, including that of local dignitaries, case managers, and members of the Alzheimer’s Association! 

Click here for more on our incredible program!

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Painting The Community Purple; Oasis Observes World Alzheimer’s Day

The Oasis community was honored to observe World Alzheimer’s Day on September 21, 2017! Fun games, sweet treats and crafts took place throughout the day to draw awareness to Alzheimer’s, dementia, and varying forms of memory impairment. We all had an incredible time!

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Case Study: Oasis Center for Rehabilitation and Healing (August 2017)

Patients Age: 86
Admission Date:  7/26/17
Admitted From: St Elizabeth Hospital, Boardman Campus
Discharge Date: 8/18/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 23 Days
Reason for Stay: Acute Respiratory Insufficiency
How did this patient hear about Oasis? A family friend of the patient is a current team member at Oasis Center.

Details of Experience:

Elizabeth is an 86-year-old-female who has a past medical history of congestive heart failure (CHF), arthritis, atrial fibrillation, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, hypothyroidism and non-insulin dependent type 2 diabetes mellitus. Upon discharging from the hospital, Elizabeth transferred to a neighboring skilled nursing facility, where she was doing very well until developing an acute kidney injury. Subsequently, she was unable to eat or drink fluids due to the nausea caused by her iron levels.

On July 12, 2017, she was admitted back to the hospital for weakness. Elizabeth was placed on a bipap, assisting her energy levels and wellbeing. She also underwent a colonoscopy and upper endoscopy (EGD) where it was revealed that she had multiple ulcers, a healing duodenal ulcer and severe gastritis. An order of continuous oxygen was placed to assist Elizabeth during this time.

Prior to her hospital stay in June of 2017, Elizabeth lived at home with her husband and daughter in a one floor level with a one step. At home, she did not require any type of device to walk around her home.

While at the hospital Elizabeth was evaluated by the therapy team to support her healing journey. The therapy team shared that she was only able to complete four steps with the assistance of a wheeled walker and minimal assistance. She also was requiring minimum assistance to stand and moderate assistance for bed mobility. Throughout her evaluation, Elizabeth demonstrated shortness of breath and chronic back pain; she was also a fall risk. The team’s occupational therapy evaluation revealed that she required maximum assistance for lower body dressing and moderate assistance for other activities of daily living. The team determined that her rehabilitation potential was substantial and her outlook was very positive.

At the end of her stay at the hospital, the therapy team recommended she seek out serviced from an in-patient skilled nursing facility for additional therapy. Her family sought out a recommendation from a family friend who was an employee at Oasis Center. The agreed that Oasis Center would be the best resource for therapy as it was also in close proximity to their home.

Elizabeth Dellick was a resident at our facility that admitted to receive short term rehabilitation. Elizabeth came to us on July 27, 2017 following a hospitalization secondary to acute respiratory failure. Upon admission to Oasis Center, Elizabeth presented with difficulty with transfers, standing, ambulation, completing her ADL’s and trouble with swallowing due to her overall weakness, pain and limited mobility.

Mrs. Dellick was evaluated by the incredible Oasis Therapy Team and began receiving daily Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. With hard work and a great family support, Elizabeth excelled quickly with her therapy. On August 17, 2017 she was finally ready to return home. Upon her discharge, Mrs. Dellick was ambulating over 300 feet with a front wheeled walker, standing 5-7 minutes and transferring with very little assistance. She also was performing all of her ADL’s with some set-up, demonstrated good functional standing balance and had increased her swallow strength to the point that she was upgraded to thin liquids and a regular diet. Elizabeth will continue to receive therapy services at home with her family there to support her.

Elizabeth was an absolute pleasure to work with. She will be remembered by our therapy team for always sharing her own personal experiences as a former therapist. Everyone on our therapy team was so glad to have met you, Elizabeth!
On August 18, 2017, Elizabeth was discharged home. She was so excited to finally be able to return home, but she shared in her testimonial that she had wonderful care here in the community. Just shortly prior to discharging, Robyn, our Social Worker, spoke with her and the family to set up anything that they would need in her home. Robyn was able to order Elizabeth oxygen and a front-wheeled walker for her at have at home.

RESIDENT TESTIMONIAL

“This is a good place to come. You would be happy here. The therapy here is wonderful. The food is really decent. My therapists who took care of me were wonderful. When I called for help, they were there for me helping me out; everything was wonderful. This is a good place if you need rehabilitation or therapy.”
Elizabeth “ Liz” D.
Short Term Rehab Patient.

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