Care Profile: Gabrielle

Catastrophic auto accident victim

A team from HealthCall began to work with Gabrielle, her family, and her physician following a very serious auto accident. The accident left Gabrielle with multiple injuries including a traumatic brain injury that changed nearly every aspect of how she managed her life.  A concussion caused short-term memory loss. A fractured pelvis, fractured femur, multiple fractured ribs, and a fractured spine left Gabrielle with very little independence.

Initially, HealthCall provided skilled nurse visits including medication set-ups, blood draws and PICC line dressing changes. Today, Gabrielle lives in a single family home. A home health aide helps with ambulation, transfers, toileting, light housekeeping, and transportation. She overcame a major challenge recently when she was able to stand bearing her full weight. The next goal she’s set for herself is to walk with just a cane and use her wheelchair for longer distances only.

Gabrielle’s family and friends have seen a dramatic improvement in her self-confidence. Her endurance is greater and she grows steadily more self-assured about performing activities of daily living. Most importantly, she’s becoming more comfortable when out in the community as she learns a new way of navigating her world.

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Services we provide

  • Skilled nursing
  • Medication administration
  • PICC line management
  • Respiratory care
  • Attendant care
  • IADLs and ADLs
  • Mobility/transfer assistance
  • Medically necessary transportation