‘Everyone was very encouraging’
A lot can happen in 100 days.
For Dalton resident Janet Brown, who broke one of her thigh bones, 100 days was the time it took to go from struggling to get around to being discharged from rehabilitation and able to live with family. Brown is one of many patients who have had success at Quinton Memorial Health and Rehabilitation, part of Hamilton Health Care System.
Brown came to the facility for rehab after fracturing her right femur and undergoing orthopedic surgery to repair the fracture. Pre-existing arthritis in her knee complicated the recovery, said Christy Callaway, director of rehab at Quinton, but with physical therapy and occupational therapy several times a week and medications to help manage pain, Brown continued progressing with hopes of returning home.
“After 100 days of determination, progression with therapy and ongoing communication with her daughters, Janet discharged home with one of her daughters,” Callaway said. “Returning home with a daughter was a success in its own because assisted living had been considered as an alternate discharge plan.”
Brown said she felt very optimistic during her stay as she saw herself progressively getting better.
“Everyone was very encouraging,” she said. “I’d recommend coming to Quinton. I received such good care at Quinton and grew to love all of those who took care of me. Everyone worked so hard to get me home.”