Kirkland Court Health and Rehabilitation Center
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March 11, 2017
I am/was a resident of this facility
I had a really bad experience here several years ago when I had rehabilitation after knee surgery and would not recommend this place to anyone. On admission to the facility, I was transferring from the wheelchair to the bed and I nearly fell because the brakes on the bed were not engaged and the bed moved over 12". Were it not for a friend who caught me, I would have fallen and probably injured myself. Their diet was below average and not appealing or tasty; the serving sizes were small and I always felt hungry after eating. My family would supplement my meals with food from home or take-out. I begged for a bath on admission and again on the second day. I finally got one on the third day. By then I had skin breakdown on the folds underneath my breasts and abdomen. Physical therapy assistants were improperly trained on how to safely rehabilitate someone who wears a knee brace. They did not properly tighten and secure my knee brace to prevent the joint from moving when I stood and ambulated with a walker. I argued with them concerning eventually I acquiesced to them and trusted they knew more than i did. However, when I stood and took a step, my knee shifted and dislocated the knee joint. I was not aware of this fact until I had an x-ray during my 2 weeks post-op visit. Due to all these events and conditions, I called my primary care physician. After I explained the situation to him, he arranged for me to leave AMA and continue my physical therapy at home. This all became moot since I was still having knee pain and did not know at that time that my knee was dislocated. It wasn't until my 2 week follow up visit with the orthopedic surgeon did I learn of this fact. He tried to manipulate the joint back into place without any success. I was immediately hospitalized and underwent surgery the next day for another knee revision.. This makes 2 surgeries in 2 weeks. This negative experience has still affected me. If it weren't for family who was there to support me and help me when I needed it, i'd probably would have suffered a significant injury from a fall. Fortunately I had a physician who believed my horror story and arranged for me to continue out-patient physical therapy at home after the second knee surgery, I strongly urge people to go somewhere else. This place provides poor care, has less than qualified employees, and has outdated or inferior medical equipment; especially the beds. It's a sad, sad place and I feel sorry for those who are there and can't speak for themselves.
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