Concierge: Benzion Orgel
Patient’s Name: Dorothy May
Admission Date: 5/4/21
Admitted From: Westchester Hospital
Discharge Date: 5/21/21
Length of Stay: 17 days
Reason for Stay: Rehab for increasing swelling on legs, which led to impaired balance and difficulty with functional mobility.
How did the patient hear about Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? The patient chose Sans Souci on her own because she liked what she heard about Sans Souci.
Details of Experience:
Ms. Dorothy was admitted to beautiful Sans Souci on May 4, 2021, with a diagnosis of increasing swelling of the lower extremities, which led to Ms. Dorothy’s difficulty with normal mobility and function. Right from the start, Ms. Dorothy was committed, excited, and eager to start physical therapy…right away. The following morning, Ms. Dorothy was visited by our amazing Rehab Team, who evaluated Ms. Dorothy and together planned long-term goals for the patient to achieve. With no time to waste the following morning, May 5, Ms. Dorothy started on her beautiful rehabilitation journey.
Upon admission, the patient was unable to perform basic things like brushing her teeth; she was unable to ambulate on more than 10 feet and with maximum assistance. Ms. Dorothy could not stand and balance on her own for a while and perform bed mobility, meaning sitting up or getting in or out of bed by herself safely due to weakness and unsteadiness.
Ms. Dorothy’s goals were to complete, by herself, hygiene and grooming tasks while standing in front of the mirror, with modified independence for safety awareness, and to be able to safely perform toileting tasks using a raised toilet seat commode for better assistance. Ms. Dorothy would be able to perform safely and efficiently dressing with the use of a dressing stick and a sock aid stick and perform functional transfers with zero assistance, and safely ambulate on level surface 125 feet using her roller walker.
As the days passed, Ms. Dorothy showed great strength and eagerness. She progressed and achieved the goals that were set from day one. The patient’s determination, along with the help of our phenomenal Rehabilitation team, achieved her goals, even before their set dates.
With all the significant progress Ms. Dorothy exhibited, the Rehab Team, together with our devoted Social Workers, determined that it was time to plan for Ms. Dorothy’s discharge date. Together they reevaluated Ms. Dorothy and decided on May 21, 2021 (just 17 days from Ms. Dorothy’s initial admission), the patient would be discharged back home. Ms. Dorothy was very excited to finally see her dog again, which she had missed so much.
Upon discharge, Ms. Dorothy was able to complete hygiene and grooming tasks while standing in front of the mirror with modified independence for safety awareness, perform toileting tasks using a raised toilet seat commode for better assistance, safely and efficiently dress with the use of a dressing stick and a sock aid stick. Ms. Dorothy performed functional transfers with zero assistance and safely ambulated on level surface 150 feet using her roller walker (25 additional feet from the initial goal!).
As our team at Sans Souci always does… post-discharge, we followed up with Ms. Dorothy and were pleased to hear that she was doing great and is enjoying her time home with her beautiful dog!