Patients Age: 74
Admission Date: 8/25/2017
Admitted From: Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Discharge Date: 9/21/2017
Discharged To: Son’s Home
Length of Stay: 27 days
Reason for stay: To increase strength, mobility, and balance and reduce fall risk and diet due to Ventricular Fibrillation/Respiratory Failure.

Details of Experience:

Jeanne Parado came to Emerald Peek on August 25, 2017 as a result of Ventricular Fibrillation/Respiratory Failure . She was traveling and was in the airport when she had her incident. She was discharged from the hospital after spending weeks on a ventilator with a significant decrease in strength and balance. With a daughter in California and a son in Westchester County, Jeanne was unsure of where to go for her rehabilitation. She and her family chose Emerald Peek based on the recommendation of her doctor and staff at the nearby hospital. Jeanne was greeted by RN Care Manager and Sub Acute Rehabilitation Unit Manager. After meeting with the interdisciplinary team, including the Directors of Recreation, Rehabilitation, Concierge Services and Food & Nutrition, Jeanne felt more comfortable and knew our only focus was getting her home.

Weeks 1 through 4 of Patient’s Stay

The Rehabilitation team got to work quickly with Jeanne, having her participate in therapy within hours of her arrival. Tosin, our Occupational Therapist, and Khristine, our Physical Therapist, knew Jeanne’s main goal was to be independent with all her Activities of Daily Living (ADL), most important to her were hygiene, dressing and being able to get in and out of bed. Tosin and Khristine put Jeanne on a 6-day a week Rehabilitation schedule. With a baseline of Maximum Assist of two, Jeanne was very concerned she would not get back to an independent lifestyle. Tosin set realistic short term goals of sitting while performing hygiene and grooming tasks, while Khristina set reachable goals of supervised bed mobility with side rails and transfers to & from the wheelchair. Jeanne reached these short term goals within 2 weeks of her arrival and was ready to focus on her long term goals of standing while performing her ADLs and bed mobility and transfers without assistive devices. Not only did Jeanne reach all her long term goals by her 4th week, she was also able to ambulate over 300 feet only using a rollator and no assistance or supervision.

Jeanne and her family were not only concerned with rehab, but also concerned with Jeanne’s diet. They wanted to make sure her diet would be heart healthy, nutritious and delicious. The Concierge, Director of Food and Nutrition and the Dietician worked closely with the family to create a specialized daily menu for Jeanne in order to make sure all of Jeanne’s expectations were met and exceeded!

Within The Last 3 Days of Patient’s Discharge

On 9/21/2017, Jeanne was discharged from our community. During her graduation ceremony in our Rehabilitation Gym, Jeanne was very emotional. “I cannot believe how far I’ve come and how kind you all were to me. I really didn’t think I would be going home this strong. I owe it to all of you. Thank you all!”