Patient’s Name: Patricia
Patient’s Age: 83-years-old
Admission Date: February 14, 2020
Admitted From: Stony Brook University Hospital
Discharge Date: March 20, 2020
Discharged To: Her home
Length of Stay: 36 days
Reason for Stay: Multiple Fractures of her Pelvis and Pubis, Urinary Tract Infection, Hypertension, Muscle Weakness, and Difficulty Walking
Details of Experience:
On a cold February afternoon, Patricia was bringing laundry up from the basement when she lost her balance and fell down her stairs. She was immediately taken to Stony Brook University Hospital where she was evaluated. It was determined that she had broken her pelvis in three places, fractured her right pubis and had a urinary tract infection. After her hospital stay, she entered The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset on February 14, 2020.
Patricia, a loyal Mets fan, has always been independent. She calls her dog her constant companion, enjoys politics and the news and keeps her mind active by doing word searches. Her goal entering The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset was to build up her strength and be healthy again so she and her husband could resume their daily routine.
Patricia entered our community and was greeted by our nurses, aides, and highly trained physical and occupational therapists. During her initial assessment, it was determined that Patricia would require maximum assistance with all activities of daily living. Patricia was only able to ambulate 10 feet and unable to climb any stairs. Patricia participated in therapy six days a week consistently practicing proper body mechanics, safety sequencing, education on energy conservation techniques and increasing functional mobility skills. After four weeks Patricia had made real progress toward her short and long term goals. She is now able to walk 100 feet with the FW Walker and able to ascend/descend 8 steps.
Our director of concierge services met with Patricia prior to discharge to see how her overall stay was at The Hamlet. Patricia stated, “My therapists, Al and Jessica, had a lot of patience and were always kind and informative. The staff on the unit were cheerful and always tried to keep peoples’ spirits up. I was very pleased with my stay at The Hamlet, but I am looking forward to seeing my husband and going home.” Team Hamlet wishes only the best for Patricia and her family.