Case Study: The Bristol at Tampa Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (February 2019)

Patient’s Name: Inez Dupree
Admission Date: 12/28/18
Admitted From: St. Joseph’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 02/05/19
Length of Stay: 50 days
Reason for Stay: Personal history of urinary (tract) infections, unspecified combined systolic (congestive) and diastolic (congestive) heart failure, and generalized muscle weakness.
How did this patient hear about The Bristol at Tampa Rehabilitation & Nursing Center? Case manager at St. Joseph’s Hospital.


Ms. Inez Dupree arrived at The Bristol at Tampa Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on December 26th, 2018 following a hospitalization at St. Joseph’s Hospital for a history of urinary tract infections, unspecified combined systolic (congestive) and diastolic (congestive) heart failure, and generalized muscle weakness. Ms. Inez Dupree received a warm welcome from The Bristol interdisciplinary team and was assessed to determine her plan of care. Our team at The Bristol planned to get Ms. Dupree home as soon as possible to her family.

Ms. Dupree was assessed by therapy and had a plan to receive therapy six times a week, for four weeks, including therapeutic exercises, neuromuscular reeducation, gait training therapy, and therapeutic activities.

Ms. Dupree’s goals included being able to complete self-transfers, sit-to-stand transfers, perform stand pivot transfers, as well as ambulate on level surfaces 75 feet using assistance from a front wheel walker.

Within two weeks of her stay, Ms. Inez Dupree was able to complete sit-to-stand transfers with minimum assistance, exhibited a decrease in pain at rest to perform gait on leveled surfaces, and performed stand pivot transfers – a great achievement!

Over the course of Ms. Dupree’s stay at The Bristol at Tampa Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, she was able to perform activities of daily living with standing balance and assistance from a front wheel walker.

Ms. Dupree met her goal of ambulating on level surfaces 75 feet with a front wheel walker and significantly reduced her risk of falls and increased her independence. Ms. Inez Dupree regained her strength by participating in physical and occupational therapy and following her plan of treatment, which led to her have a safe discharge home.

It is with great pleasure to announce that on February 5th, 2019, Ms. Dupree, with gained confidence and admiration from The Bristol staff, was discharged home with the support of her family, not to mention she has 50 grandchildren!

The Bristol Rehabilitation and Nursing Center would like to congratulate Ms. Dupree on her discharge home and a job well done! We wish her the best!