Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (January 2016)

Patients Age: 74
Admission Date: 11/11/15
Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital
Discharge Date: 1/1/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 51 Days
Reason for Stay: Broken Hip
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Mother was there

Details of Experience:

The patient was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on 11/11/15 after being hospitalized for a fall, which resulted in a comminuted fracture of his right hip. The patient required surgery to his hip, which involved placement of hardware to secure the fracture. Upon discharge from the hospital the patient was given orders that he could only put weight through his toes on the right side.

  Due to his injury the patient was limited with his ability to ambulate, move between surfaces safely and perform his overall activities of daily living. Upon admission to Cortlandt Healthcare the patient was placed on PT and OT services. Therapy taught him how to safely perform functional mobility and maintain his toe touch weight bearing status. The patient was also taught how to manage dressing and bathing with appropriate adaptive equipment.  After almost a month the patient was given permission to weight bear through his right leg. This allowed the patient to progress to independence with ambulation, stair negotiation, transfers and overall functional mobility. The patient was discharged 1/1/16.