Patient’s Age: 79-years-old
Admission Date: 11/15/19
Admitted From: St. Catherine’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 12/16/19
Discharged To: Assisted Living Facility
Length of Stay: 32 Days
Reason for Stay: Difficulty walking related to cellulitis pain radiculopathy, traumatic spondylopathy and polyneuropathy, multiple chronic vertebral compression fractures and severe kyphosis.
Details of Experience:
R.M. is a 79-year-old female who had fallen at the assisted living facility and was taken to St. Catherine’s Hospital for difficulty walking related to cellulitis pain, radiculopathy, traumatic spondylopathy and polyneuropathy, multiple chronic vertebral compression fractures and severe kyphosis.
R.M. likes to listen to all kinds of music and enjoys singing. She attends the music programs regularly at her assisted living. R.M. also likes knitting and watching police stories. Her goal entering The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset was to be able to walk again and decrease some of her medications.
R.M. was welcomed to The Hamlet and was greeted by her nurses, aides, and highly trained therapists. Upon admission, it was determined that R.M. increase functional activity tolerance, enhance fall recovery abilities, improve bed mobility, improve transfers and dynamic balance, improve ambulation and quality of gait and required maximum assistance with all activities of daily living. Upon R.M.’s admission, she was only able to ambulate 20 feet.
R.M. required skilled physical and occupational therapy services to return to her prior level of function. She participated in therapy six days a week, consistently practicing dynamic functional activities, self-care training, and education on energy conservation techniques. Although it wasn’t easy, R.M. made consistent progress toward her short term and long term goals. She is now able to ambulate 150 feet and able to perform her activities of daily living on her own.
At discharge, R.M. met with the Director of Concierge Services to find out how her overall stay at The Hamlet had been. R.M. stated, “I would rate my stay as a 10. If I needed to come back, this is where I would want to come. At The Hamlet, the staff engaged the patients, and people were very down to earth.”
Team Hamlet wishes R.M. the best of luck in returning to her assisted living facility and being back with her friends.