Patients Age: 79
Admission Date: 11/17/17
Admitted From: Maimonides Medical Center
Discharge Date: 11/29/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 2 Weeks
Reason for Stay: Post-Fall
How did this patient hear about The Chateau? The patient’s wife was a previous patient at the community
Details of Experience:
Mr. Herbert “Herbie” L. was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on November 17th from Maimonides Medical Center. Herbie admitted to the hospital after experiencing a fall at home and subsequently breaking his wrist. Prior to going to the hospital, he was living at home with his wife and taking care of his activities of daily living without any assistance. In addition to the broken wrist, Herbie was also experiencing difficulty walking. Going home from the hospital with a cast would have been very hard for Herbie, so he decided to first visit a rehab center where he would be able to learn how to take care of himself and strengthen his legs a little along the way.
Since his wife had previously been an overly satisfied patient of The Chateau, and that he lives locally, the decision was made for him to come to The Chateau as well. When he arrived at The Chateau he was warmly welcomed by all the disciplines, who each explained their roles, and how they would be helping him in his healing process. At first he was unable to walk without assistance and needed help getting out of his chair. He was also incapable of using his hand properly, which made him feel a little down. Spending time up in the gym helped Herbie both physically and mentally. His therapist, Brandon, showed him the proper technique to stand up out of his chair, and gave him the power to believe in himself, by seeing that if he focused on it he has the power to succeed. After spending a couple of weeks in therapy, he is now able to return home with the ability to walk with a cane and can perform his activities of daily living with minimum assistance.
On Wednesday, November 29th, Herbert was happy to return home to his family in time for the upcoming holiday season. He was thrilled to share with all the staff how much gratitude he had to them, and the help he received while rehabilitating at The Chateau. The staff all wished him well and a happy holiday season, and hopes that he continues to enjoy the time he spends with his friends and family.