Assisted Living: Case Studies
The Park at Bay Area has been providing Assisted Living and Memory Care services to people from all over Texas.
- Momma T: A focus on wound care management
Momma T came to The Park at Bay Area for what was considered to be temporary placement. She had been hospitalized for complications associated with diabetes that was not properly controlled; she had associated respiratory and circulatory conditions and diabetic ulcers that she was unable to properly manage at home. Collectively her conditions severely limited her functioning. At home, Momma T was unable to accurately manage complicated medication injections – as a result, she had frequent urgent care appointments and emergency department visits because of unstable blood sugar levels and respiratory distress. After admitting to The Park at Bay Area Momma T received a better managed diet appropriate for diabetes. Her wounds were cared for by Home Health Services. The in-house physician was able to monitor her health on a weekly basis instead of her being monitored through emergency care or urgent care facilities. Momma T has now decided to stay in our Assisted Living Community. She enjoys participating in the many activities provided by the community with fellow friends she has met during her stay at The Park at Bay Area.
- Mrs. C: A focus on post-surgical and wound care
Mrs. C is a fixture in one of the small towns in Texas. If she is not to be found on her daily walk, she is likely supervising the post office. So when she came to The Park at Bay Area with a complex, nonhealing infection of the surgical site following a hip replacement she was adamant that progress be brisk. She worked with our therapists seven days a week to regain the function and stamina that she (and the rest of the town, frankly) had been accustomed to. During this time, the progress of the infection was reversed, and the surgical site responded quickly to the specialized wound care.
- Mr. G: A focus on care coordination
Mr. G was hospitalized for acute chest pain and shortness of breath. These chronic conditions had kept him largely home bound – in fact, they so limited his mobility that most of his day was confined to a single room. It was the physicians and clinical staff at Park at Bay Area who recognized, upon assimilating the medical records, that it was an adverse interaction of suppressive immunotherapy and anti-hypertensives that accounted for his weakness and chronic pain. Mr. G now reports his only shortness of breath is associated with the near constant task of supervising his great grandchildren.