Success Story: An Interview with Steve Bennett

February 21, 2020

 

Steven Bennett admitted to Summit View of Farragut on January 14, 2020. He was very weak following his hospitalization for COPD exacerbation in addition to the flu and RSV.

 

Simple tasks such as transferring in and out of bed were very difficult for Mr. Bennett during the first few days. He was also experiencing increased lower back pain. However, with skilled therapies including Physical and Occupational Therapy, Mr. Bennett’s endurance and overall strength began to improve.

 

He received training in energy conservation tasks and compensatory techniques to improve body mechanics and ergonomics for decreased pain and ease of work load. Within 30 days, Mr. Bennett was completely independent with ambulation, all activities of daily living, and fully prepared for a safe return home and back into the community. We look forward to keeping up with Mr. Bennett and his continued progress from home. 

 

Before discharging, we spent some time with Mr Bennett and asking about his overall experience at Summit View.

 

Why did you decide to come to Summit View of Farragut?

 

Well it was actually because you guys were the only ones around this area that took patients needing help with my oxygen and therapy I needed. I am so glad I came here.

 

What makes Summit View a good place to recover and heal?

 

Everyone is so nice and helpful. Morgan (Nursing) gives me my medicine on time everyday, Sarah in therapy is helpful and listens, and the food is good. The other people who have really been great is Dayle in therapy, Sequioa (CNA), and Dwight and Mandy in therapy. I like seeing Zeus (our Resident Dog), Meghan and Shannon (Activities). I had a good experience in the van for my appointment with Shannon. I've just had a great experience all around.

 

What has been the best experience here for you?

 

Oh the therapy department!! They are great! 

 

Steve Bennett (center) with the therapy team

 

 

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