Patient’s Age: 76-years-old
Admission Date: 05/16/19
Admitted From: Stony Brook University Hospital
Discharge Date: 06/21/19
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 37 days
Reason for Stay: Right pelvic fracture, multiple rib fractures, COPD and anxiety disorder.
Details of Experience:
Ms. Supan is a 76-year-old female who was admitted to The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset on May 16, 2019, after her stay at Stony Brook University Hospital for multiple fractures of her ribs on the left side, right pelvic fracture and COPD after having a loss of balance and tripping on the curb outside her home.
Within the first 45 minutes of her admission, she was seen by valued members of the team who welcomed her. Within the first 12 hours, Ms. Supan was evaluated by Occupational and Physical Therapy. Ms. Supan’s main goal for discharge was to increase lower extremity strength, increase functional activity tolerance, enhance fall recovery abilities, improve transfers and dynamic balance, improve ambulation and quality of gait and facilitate independence with all functional mobility in order to enhance her quality of life by improving her ability to return to her prior level of function.
Upon admission, Ms. Supan was unable to ambulate, needed assistance in performing bed mobility tasks and needed maximum assistance with performing transfers. After only two weeks she was able to ambulate 25 feet on level surfaces with the least restrictive assistive device, and after three weeks could ambulate 75 feet with contact guard assistance. Upon her discharge Ms. Supan had reached her goal of ambulating 100 feet without any assistive device, was able to safely perform functional transfers with independence and safely ascended and descended 1 stair with independence without handrails.
Physical Therapy focused on therapeutic exercises, dynamic balance activities and strengthening activities. Occupational Therapy worked diligently to facilitate independence in self-care tasks, as well as safely performing toileting tasks, efficiently performing upper body dressing and ambulation transfers.
Through the support provided by Physical and Occupational Therapy and the entire nursing team, Ms. Supan enjoyed her stay at The Hamlet and shared that the staff was kind, knowledgeable and caring. She felt the staff was better than any other place she had been in and said she had a lot of hospital stays. From her admission to discharge, she had a very positive experience.
All of us here at The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset were excited to see her return home and wish her the best of luck in the future.