Patients Age: 76
Admission Date: 1/19/17
Admitted From: Northern Westchester Hospital
Discharge Date: 3/2/17
Discharged To: Home with sister
Length of Stay: 32 days
Reason for Stay: Hospital social work department
Details of Experience:
The patient was greeted on the first day by two therapists who assisted her transfer from her vehicle. She was escorted to her room to begin assessment. She was later greeted by the overnight nursing supervisor, Freddy, who completed an assessment and intake.
On day two the patient was greeted first thing in the morning by the evaluating physical and occupational therapists. The therapists completed an evaluation, and discussed the plan of treatment with the patient all with a smile. The goals for the residents plan of care included pain management, maintaining appropriate diet intake, maintaining weight bearing precautions (resident was toes touch weight bearing), and safely returning to independence with her self-care tasks. We had our vision mapped out and the team was eager to accomplish all goals set. Resident then met with nursing supervisor of unit, and was provided with a nutritional breakfast and medication.
Within the first few days at The Grove, this resident was experiencing symptoms of depression and feelings of helplessness from the inability to walk independently. She was strongly encouraged by all members of staff to attend recreational programs, and her mood began to lift as she was becoming part of The Grove community.
She was provided with a walker to use for ambulation throughout facility, as she was able to safely perform functional mobility while maintaining precautions ordered by the doctor. Resident was increasing her independence in dressing, toileting, transfers, ambulation, and was becoming stronger every day! Some of her favorite recreational programs, which kept a smile on her face included painting, therapy, activities on unit (i.e. wheel of fortune, wine & cheese).
The resident had this to say about her rehabilitation stay at The Grove, “Everything was excellent at The Grove. The nurses were very careful and attentive. The rehabilitation was excellent – that is why I can walk now! All of the therapists in rehab are good workers. I enjoyed going to the activities and I made a beautiful painting. I will miss all of the people here when I go home.”
Residents discharge date is set for 3/3/17 and we are thrilled with her tremendous accomplishments!