Leon B.

Leon B.

Leon underwent a craniotomy at Methodist Dallas as a result of an intercranial hemorrhage. He transferred to Vibra Specialty Hospital of DeSoto for his recovery.

Leon arrived with a tracheostomy and PEG tube feeding. Upon initial assessment, he was unable to follow commands or respond to stimuli. He was placed on the restorative program.

Working with restorative services, Leon's alertness increased. He was reassessed for skilled services. The reassessment found Leon to be better able to follow simple one-step commands and respond appropriately. He began therapy.

At the start of care, Leon required the assistance of two therapists for toileting, bed mobility, and all functional mobility. At first, Leon was resistant to participate with skilled services. But with the encouragement and support of his wife and family, Leon pushed forward.

Leon worked well with respiratory services. Soon, his tracheostomy was removed. He progressed to being able to stand with much less assistance. Leon even began to take a few steps using the rolling walker.

At discharge, Leon interacted with staff and could express his needs appropriately. He transitioned to a rehab facility to further progress towards increased independence. Leon and his family expressed their appreciation for the care he received at Vibra.