On February 16, Mr. Halligan was involved in a multivehicle accident due to a seizure. He was referred for rehabilitation to Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh – North Shore’s Subacute Unit from Allegheny General Hospital due to multiple fractures and generalized weakness. Prior to this accident, Mr. Halligan lived independently with his wife.
Upon admission to the Subacute Unit, Mr. Halligan was transferring sit to stand with contact guard and walking about 75 feet. He demonstrated confusion and decreased problem solving and judgment. He also had a new onset of swallow deficits requiring thickened liquids.
Mr. Halligan was evaluated by the Kindred rehabilitation team and received physical, occupational and speech therapy. A treatment plan was designed for his specific needs, and Mr. Halligan made significant progress in all of his goal areas.
Upon discharge from Kindred Hospital, Mr. Halligan was transferring with modified independence and walking 400 feet. He was able to go up and down one flight of stairs and to complete his activities of living independently with increased time and adaptive equipment. His cognition had made much progress, as demonstrated by his improved decision making and carryover of strategies. A modified barium swallow evaluation was completed and compensatory strategies were identified and trained.
In late March, Mr. Halligan returned home to his wife and family.
Kindred Hospital Pittsburgh – North Shore and the North Shore Subacute Unit are proud to have been given the opportunity to take care of this wonderful patient.
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