Mr. Wallace returned home alone and has continued to improve every day…
Mr. Wallace (pseudonym used for confidentiality) is an 80 year old male who lived at home alone. He has a past medical history of hypertension and diabetes. He was independent with activities of daily living (ADLs such as bathing, dressing, grooming, etc.) and tasks on his property. When admitted to Sylacauga Health and Rehab, he exhibited decreased ability to dress himself and decreased strength and endurance. He required maximum assistance with transfers, walking, and bathing.
Mr. Wallace’s therapy team worked with him to return to his prior level of function. His goal was to return home and complete day to day tasks on his farm. During his stay at Sylacauga Health and Rehab, Mr. Wallace participated in occupational and physical therapy. He worked on exercises to improve strength and endurance in his upper and lower body. By the end of his stay he was able to transfer without assistance, ambulating approximately 250 feet with a walker and completing his activities of daily living using his adaptive equipment.
Mr. Wallace returned home alone and has continued to improve every day.