Patient’s Age: 71 years old
Admission Date: 12/09/20
Admitted From: Unity Medical Center
Discharge Date: 12/22/20
Discharged to: Home
Length of Stay: 14 days
Reason for Stay: Mr. Hipps had a fall that resulted in a concussion and vertigo issues
How did this patient hear about Manchester Center for Rehabilitation and Healing? Mr. Hipps had been to our community in the past for Rehabilitation Therapy after his Heart Surgery.
Details of Experience:
Mr. J. Hipps lives with his wife in Altamont, Tennessee. He went to Unity Medical Center on December 9th, 2020 following a fall caused by his vertigo. Emergency room physicians suggested that he should receive skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy, and his first choice was to come back to Manchester Center for his rehabilitation.
Once he had arrived at Manchester Center, Mr. Hipps was greeted by many of the knowledgeable, kind team members to discuss his needs and the goals he would like to meet. Within his first few days, he was working with the rehabilitation department. Therapy quickly identified his issue as Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), which is a common type of vertigo. They then provided appropriate vestibular treatment and exercises to improve the patient’s issues.
When Mr. Hipps first arrived, he couldn’t sit on the side of the bed without an onset of dizziness. This made him afraid to attempt to ambulate. After successful treatments and exercises, he was able to discharge back home with his wife, using a walker to ambulate up to 100 ft.
Manchester Center wishes Mr. Hipps continued better health and well-being!