Patients Age: 79
Admission Date: 11/30/2015
Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital- HVHC
Discharge Date: End of the Month
Discharged To: Independent Living
Length of Stay: 90 Days
Reason for Stay: Congestive Heart Failure, recent fall at home, Gout, Urinary Tract Infection
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Wife is here

Details of Experience:

The patient was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on November 30th, 2015 with a Diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure, recent fall at home, Gout, Urinary Tract Infection. Upon admission he was given a wheelchair as he was also a fall risk. The patient was not a stranger to our facility as His wife was a patient on the 3rd floor and receiving skilled Pt and OT services. He would drive himself to the facility daily and walk into the nursing home with a Rolling walker with no assistance.

Since November 30, 2015 the patient has been receiving skilled Pt and OT 6 times a week to work in areas of Lower and Upper body strength, Ambulation with a RW with increased distances each week and decreased amount of assistance, He has completed 3-5 stairs with one and tow rails and practiced his balance in all standing activities with increased Independence weekly. Occupational therapy has worked with him on his toileting, grooming and dressing and increased his advancement towards Independence weekly.

Physical and Occupational therapy had goals for the patient to discharge back to his home at a Independent level. Due to family circumstance the Patient has decided to discharge to an assisted living facility.

As of this date 2/8/2016 the patient is ambulating in the facility Independently with a RW and is able to complete all his grooming and toileting on his home . He is able to walk to the Nurses desk and visit his wife in her room or sit with her in the café to enjoy their meals together.

Presently the therapy staff is working along with the social work department and the patient ‘s family to generate a safe discharge to an assisted living facility. He will receive 3 meals a day and have transportation to Cortlandt healthcare so that he can visit his wife daily.