Patricia Sorrells arrived at St. Anthony’s Care Center with extreme pain following two separate falls that resulted in bilateral hip fractures. As a new admission to the facility amidst the current healthcare pandemic, she was restricted to her room for her first two weeks for precautionary measures. Although she was unable to see her family and friends in person, Patricia remained in touch with them through use of her cell phone and decorating her room with pictures of loved ones.
Even when the odds were stacked against her, Patricia never faltered in her drive, determination, and motivation to work hard each day with a smile on her face. Once Patricia was able to attend her therapy sessions in the rehab gym, her progress took off even more! She especially enjoyed interacting with other patients during socially distanced group activities and looked forward to friendly conversations with other residents.
Patricia’s road to recovery had its ups and downs, but with her strong will and motivation to return to her normal routine she was determined to meet her goals, specifically focusing on improving her gait, balance, mobility, strength, ADL performance and safety awareness.
After 44 days of physical, occupational, and speech therapy, Patricia was able to return home with the ability to walk again using a rolling walker and complete daily activities independently and free from pain! Patricia plans to return to her place of employment, H.E.B., with her beloved co-workers and community.
Patricia is a true example of how hard work and positivity pays off. Thank you to our team at St. Anthony’s Care Center for helping meet her goals!