Matthew A.

Matthew A.

Matthew is a 53-year-old male who was brought to MRMC with complaints of cardiopulmonary distress. He was later transferred to Vibra Hospital of Richardson for further care and rehab.

One of his goals was to go back to his prior level of function. Matthew arrived at Vibra Hospital of Richardson initially dependent in all activities of daily living (ADLs) and functional mobility. Care plans were set up for nursing, respiratory and rehabilitation. Physical therapy, Speech Therapy and Occupational Therapy worked closely with Matthew to help him overcome his muscle weakness, poor endurance and reach his goals.

Our PT, OT and Speech Therapy staff were very determined to better his condition. His care team encouraged him every step of the way and he started to get stronger each day with enough positive reinforcement. Matthew progressively got better and is now able to transfer with standby assist. Eventually, he excelled in transfers, bed mobility, fall recovery, and required only moderate assistance with his daily functions. He was able to wean successfully from the ventilator and begin to eat on his own. His Physical and Occupational Therapists helped him regain his strength and he was finally ready to go to an inpatient rehabilitation facility after being at Vibra Hospital of Richardson.

“I’ve worked hard to get to this far and I’m grateful to all the people who helped me get better,” Matthew shared.