Barbara “Bobbi” Wallace was recently discharged from Ivy Hall Nursing Home back into her home at an independent level. She received PT and OT each day in order to enhance her quality of life by giving her exercises and tools to become stronger and more independent in walking and performing normal activities of daily living.
The primary focus of her rehab was decreasing her risk of falling in the home setting with analysis of her fall risk, strengthening and education centered around fall prevention. Bobbi said her favorite part of therapy was helping to plant an herb garden during her second week at the facility.
Congratulations to Shirley Barr for successfully completing her rehabilitation at Ivy Hall Nursing Home.
Shirley participated in PT and OT daily to regain her strength and ability to care for herself at home. She came to Ivy Hall needing 50% assistance with mobility and activities of daily living. At discharge, she was independent in all areas. Shirley was most excited to return home to her dog.
Several weeks ago, the Therapy patients planted an herb garden and today a different group of patients used the herbs to make fresh salsa. We made a spicy and a mild version and the patients and therapists enjoyed a snack of chips and salsa together.
Pictured is Ruby Clarice Powell who is currently receiving PT and OT and plans to return home soon when her rehab is completed.
Delores Fugate Clark recently returned home with family after completing her rehab program at Ivy Hall Nursing Home. She received Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy each day and made excellent progress.
Delores is pictured getting ready to do a cooking activity with OT. She made a green bean casserole, and it was delicious. Congratulations to her for doing so well and returning home!
April was Occupational Therapy Month.
Kimberley Patterson is a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant. She has been practicing for 18 years and says she can’t imagine doing anything else. Kim has been at Ivy Hall for one year. She says that she immediately felt part of the Rehab Team and feels that the building works well together to serve the patients.
OT is an important part of a Skilled Nursing Facility as it utilizes meaningful activities such as dressing and bathing with specific goals to help people of all ages prevent, lessen, or adapt to injury or disability.
We would like to thank all the OTs and COTAs for all they do.
Jeannette Wilson recently completed rehab at Ivy Hall Skilled Nursing Facility. Her rehab program consisted of skilled interventions focusing on increasing functional and aerobic capacity, improving her ability to perform physical activity, and performing an individualized exercise program to improve her quality of life and return to her prior level of function.
Jeannette was able to return to her home after 2 weeks of intensive therapy. She is pictured holding a basket of Easter eggs that she dyed as part of her Occupational Therapy session that day.
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Vicky Ray was recently discharged home from Ivy Hall Rehab where she participated in Physical, Occupational and Respiratory Therapy. She had been hospitalized requiring a short stay in skilled nursing to get stronger and be monitored by nursing.
She made progress quickly and was able to return home after 11 days of skilled nursing and rehab. On her last day of therapy, Vicky stated, “Everyone was so professional. You turned a bad situation into something good.” Thank you, Vicky, for your hard work. We are proud of what you accomplished!
April is Occupational Therapy Month.
Kristie Roberts is the Occupational Therapist at Ivy Hall. She joined the Team back in 2007 after graduating from Milligan College in 2006 with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy.
OT is an important part of a skilled nursing facility as it utilizes meaningful activities such as dressing and bathing with specific goals to help people of all ages prevent, lessen, or adapt to injury or disability.
Kristie says the favorite part of her job is seeing the residents succeed in meeting their goals and being able to return home.
Earla (Lou) and Wayne Laws do everything together including rehab. This couple came to Ivy Hall Rehab for 20 days for skilled therapy and recently graduated and returned to their home independently.
While at the facility, the couple participated in several group therapy sessions including ice cream making, falls prevention and discharge/community reintegration. The Laws are pictured at our photo booth celebrating Saint Patrick’s Day.
Carolyn Campbell came to Ivy Hall for rehab after suffering an injury at home. She received Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy. Carolyn was very motivated and when she wasn’t in therapy, you could find her walking with her family in the hallways and doing everything she could for herself to progress physically.
She progressed quickly with the interventions provided and was able to return home with family to continue her recovery with home healthcare. Carolyn was well known to all the staff at Ivy Hall because she was working as a nurse here before her injury. Pictured with Carolyn is Zack Feathers, DPT.
Sandra Eller came to Ivy Hall after a total knee replacement. She received Physical and Occupational Therapy each day with the goal of returning home independently. Sandra was extremely motivated and never missed a therapy session. Her therapy was specifically tailored to her specific diagnosis and prior level of functioning. Sandra stated “You all have a good thing going here. I will be back when I get my other knee done.”
Her favorite activity at home is going out with friends for lunch which she will be able to do without any problems after completing her rehab successfully. Pictured with Ms. Eller is Paige Hensley, one of our wonderful Certified Nurse’s Aides.
Arnold Thomas came to Ivy Hall for rehabilitation after a total knee replacement. At admission,
he needed extensive assistance with walking, transferring, and performing activities of daily living.
Mr. Thomas worked with Physical and Occupational Therapy each day and quickly recovered.
He was able to go home using a walker for walking and balance. He is now receiving Outpatient Therapy here and has just progressed to using a cane. Mr. Thomas affectionately refers to the therapy department as “The A Team” because of the excellent care he received at Ivy Hall.
Ivy Hall Nursing Home welcomes a new Rehab Director. Scarlett Anderson, a lifelong resident of Carter County, has been a Physical Therapist for 25 years.
Scarlet received her degree from ETSU, graduating in their first class back in 1997. She has over 20 years of management experience in the long-term care and skilled nursing setting and has certifications in Lymphedema Management (CLT) and Resident Assessment (RAC-CT). She will bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to the Rehab Department at Ivy Hall. Welcome Scarlett!
Lois Donnelly came to Ivy Hall with two fractures in her arm. She was seen by Physical and Occupational therapy daily to regain strength and her ability to care for herself at home. At admission, she required assistance of two people to perform most activities of daily living safely.
Today, she is able to do those tasks independently. She is walking well with a platform walker to support her fractured arm. Lois was able to return to her own home at discharge. She stated “Everyone at Ivy Hall was very helpful and good to me." Lois attended the Valentine's Day Party at the facility and is pictured in the photo booth created by the therapy department.
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Celebrating Woodrow Buchanan
One of our long-time fellow residents, Woodrow Buchanan, was honored with a 50th year Vietnam Veteran Anniversary Pin Friday January 27, 2023. Local Vietnam Veterans presented Woodrow with his pin at Ivy Hall during a beautiful ceremony to mark the occasion.
We are so proud to know Woodrow and honored to care for him at Ivy Hall. Woodrow has utilized Nursing and Therapy services over the years at Ivy Hall to maintain his best quality of life. We enjoy his sense of his humor and listening to his stories from the past. It was an honor to witness him receive the appreciation he deserves!
Grace Lepkofker recently required surgery that left her in pain and with limited mobility. Having stayed at Ivy Hall before, she happily selected Ivy Hall for her Inpatient Rehabilitation needs. Grace required Physical and Occupational Therapy to improve mobility and independence while reducing her level of pain for completion of activities of daily living.
Physical and Occupational Therapy assisted Grace in reducing pain to enhance her quality of life while giving her the exercises and tools to become stronger for independent walking. Within 2 weeks, Grace regained most of her independence and is walking greater distances with minimal assistance.
When asked about her favorite part of Ivy Hall, she replied that the food was wonderful and that she couldn’t ask for better help. She said the nurses and CNAs always responded immediately when she asked for help.
Grace will continue her Rehabilitation journey with as an Outpatient in our Therapy Outpatient Program. We are so proud of Grace’s success and look forward to working with her as she continues her healing journey!
At Ivy Hall, our Wound Care Program identifies residents at risk for skin breakdown and/or wounds who may benefit from alternative therapy approaches. Pictured is Sydney Jones, RN from nursing and Zack Feathers, DPT and Kristie Roberts, OTR from Therapy who are vital to our Wound Care Program.
Sydney Jones, RN is responsible for our Wound Care program at Ivy Hall. With the help of the Interdisciplinary Team she is able to identify and treat wounds on site or make the appropriate referrals as needed.
Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapists along with Nursing provide an interdisciplinary approach to treatment, assist in wound prevention, skin integrity, positioning, wound care, hydration, swallowing, weight loss, nutrition, and cognition to aid in the prevention of skin breakdown and wound healing. Non-healing wounds can lead to further complications impacting overall health and rehabilitation progress. Therapists serve a vital part of the interdisciplinary team to identify root causes of wounds and make recommendation for overall resident safety.
We are thankful for out team and everything they do!
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