Like many residents, Mr. Carroll came to Carrington Place of Springhill for physical, occupational and speech therapy after undergoing major surgery. He began his physical therapy journey with Carrington Place of Springhill in March 2017 after a coronary artery bypass graft surgery, as well as valve replacement in his heart. After two weeks of intense therapy, he was discharged back to his home.
Initially, upon arrival at Carrington Place, Mr. Carroll required assistance with all activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing and ambulation. He was only able to stand for short periods of time. He had poor endurance and was limited by surgery precautions. By discharge, Carroll was independent with all mobility and most activities of daily living. He continued with outpatient physical therapy and is doing very well at home with improved endurance and increased activity tolerance.
Mr. Carroll is now home with his wife and has returned to his duties at home as the primary caretaker. When asked why he was so successful with therapy he responded, “Therapy has helped me get my strength back! I now can ride the stationary bike for 30 minutes.