Kevin, a 40-year-old male, was admitted to Vibra Hospital of Sacramento after being involved in a motor vehicle accident. He was admitted to our hospital with the following diagnoses: traumatic brain injury, a C7 transverse process fracture, subarachnoid hemorrhage, scalp laceration, pelvic fracture, lung contusion, and dysphagia. He also had multiple falls during his hospital stay due to confusion, agitation, and inconsistent mental status. Kevin was initially on wrist restraints and needed consistent supervision for safety.
Upon admission to Vibra, Kevin began receiving aggressive Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech Therapy. At first, Kevin was frequently very lethargic and had difficulty staying alert enough to participate in therapy. Speech Therapy was unable to start him on a diet because he was unable to stay awake or safely trial food. Over time, Kevin was better able to participate in therapy. He started coming to the gym consistently and worked on transfers, ambulation, and activities of daily living. He was started on a diet by Speech Therapy and began working on cognitive tasks as well.
Throughout his stay at Vibra, Kevin continuously progressed. At the time of discharge, he was able to get in-and-out of bed and transfer independently. He was walking more than 300 feet without a device, as well as using stairs with supervision. In addition, Kevin made significant improvements in his level of independence with grooming and hygiene. Kevin was tolerating a regular, chopped diet, which was the least restrictive diet for him at the time and was working on safety awareness and multi-step directions with Speech Therapy.
Kevin was discharged to an acute rehab facility with the discharge goal of returning home with his family. We wish him well and hope he will continue to progress outside of Vibra!Posted By