Lisa W.

Lisa W.

On January 10, 2018, Lisa was admitted to a local short-term acute care hospital with Congestive Heart Failure, pneumonia, and bariatric needs. She required the use of a ventilator to help her breath during her stay. Throughout the course of her admission at the short-term acute care hospital, she had become weak and debilitated with decreased functional mobility in her upper and lower extremities.  Her physicians saw the need for additional rehabilitation in an acute care hospital specializing in physical rehabilitation and called on Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital to evaluate Lisa for admission.

When Lisa arrived at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital on January 18, 2018, she was weak and had lost most of her strength. When Lisa was initially evaluated by therapy, she needed maximum assistance for all functional mobility and activities of daily living. She was only able to walk 8 feet on the parallel bars. She developed a strong rapport and worked closely with her therapist, Allison, whom Lisa says really helped her get to the level of care she is at today. Lisa and her therapist worked tirelessly to help her achieve her goals during her stay at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital. When Lisa was discharged home, she was at a level of minimal assistance for all functional mobility and activities of daily living.

When asked about her experience here at Ballard Rehabilitation Hospital, Lisa stated, “The therapists were wonderful. They care about you, and teach you what you need to know to get better.”