Hilton Occupational Therapy Case Study – Ryesa

Hilton Occupational Therapy Case Study – Ryesa

Hilton Occupational Therapy Case Study – Ryesa

I received a referral from Hilton Nursing Partners’ staff raising concerns regarding a patient’s ability to transfer and mobilise. When I arrived, I completed my brief assessment including the lady’s ability to mobilise and complete transfer. With every assessment, including this one, I always find it paramount and invaluable to hold the conversation surrounding an individual’s previous abilities prior to her admission to hospital. In this lady’s case, it became apparent that not only had the lady’s general strength and stamina deteriorated resulting in her requiring assistance to stand and complete step-around transfers only, but there was a worrying possibility of severe family/carer breakdown.

 

Although this lady lived with her son and daughter-in-law, both had obvious health needs of their own. They were also carers for another member of the family with a learning disability. The lady was beginning to worry and put strain upon herself as she was fearful of becoming “a burden” to her family.

 

Together with the patient and family, we discussed the preferred plan and outcome. Although the patient and family were desperate for her to remain at home after the prolonged hospital admission, they were also aware that she required ongoing rehabilitation and at best, inpatient rehabilitation.

 

Following this, I held several discussions with the Team Lead of a local rehabilitation unit and explained the patient’s recent medical events and evidenced the rehabilitation potential she posed. The Team Lead agreed to accept the patient for inpatient rehabilitation providing all documentation required was received. I worked alongside our Personal Nursing Assistants to ascertain the documentation, and hand delivered it to the Team Lead. I booked transport to promptly collect the patient from her home address the following day and transport her to the rehabilitation centre. Finally, we at Hilton Nursing Partners discussed and provided a night sit service. This not only supported the patient’s night time needs leading into the day she went to rehab, but also ensured she was ready for her transport.

 

We at Hilton pride ourselves in our reactive service with professional and effective communication skills, to provide positive outcomes based on the unique needs of our patients and their families.