Many people think of a nursing facility as a place to move when you get older and can’t live by yourself anymore. However, a large percentage of residents participate in a therapy program and are discharged back into their homes. Mr. Leroy is an example of one of these residents. He is 72 years old and is a retired policeman. Throughout his career, he worked with the Morgan City Police Department and St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Department.
Mr. Leroy was admitted to Patterson Healthcare after being diagnosed with methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus. This is an infection caused by a type of staph bacteria that is resistant to many antibiotics, making it extremely difficult to treat. He also suffered from cellulitis and dementia. Upon arrival, Mr. Leroy was completely confined to his bed and needed assistance with daily activities. After participating in rigorous therapy with the rehab team, Mr. Leroy has made tremendous progress. He is now able to walk around and can groom, dress, and feed himself with very little help from the staff. He feels much more comfortable interacting with other residents now. Mr. Leroy has accomplished a great deal with the help of the therapy team at Patterson Healthcare.