Patients Age: 62-years-old
Admission Date: 02/06/2018
Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital – NY Community Hospital
Discharge Date: 03/21/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 6 weeks – 43 Days
Reason of Stay: Issues in right ankle and foot

Mr. Goodman was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing On February 6th 2018 from an Acute Care Hospital for rehabilitation after having complications walking. The diagnosis was acute Osteomyelitis located in his right ankle and foot.

Mr. Goodman’s first week at the Phoenix was not the easiest. Adapting to the new lifestyle changes is not the simplest venture. Being introduced to the world of Rehabilitation can be overwhelming, especially when the patient has a normal routine they enjoy.

During the first 48 hours, Mr. Goodman was very frustrated. The resident wanted to start walking again and leave as soon as possible. However, things took for a turn when he was met by the new concierge, the social worker, recreation staff and the nursing that was going to take care of him. It was at this time that Mr. Goodman knew that he was in good hands, and to trust the process.

Mr. Goodman’s attended physical therapy with the rehabilitation team, and had conversations with the concierge and the recreational staff. He began to understand the methods of rehabilitation, and his time at the facility became a great experience. The recreation staff and Mr. Goodman got along well; between making jokes and sharing funny, personal stories, they connected as friends.

Meanwhile the nursing staff provided him with incredible levels of quality care. The rehabilitation team also made sure he progressed from walking with assistance, to using the bicycle machine on his own, and then finally putting him on a “walker-scooter”.

By the time Mr. Goodman was ready to leave, he did not need a wheelchair, as he was using a scooter to ambulate. During the last few days, Mr. Goodman was introduced to Urban Zen where he could learn to relax and focus energy going forth. Mr. Goodman also participated in the Karaoke Talent Show hosted by our Recreation Team!

On March 21st, 2018, Mr. Goodman was discharged back home. He is now able to walk and get around in his flashy scooter in style. His journey started out as many have, restless and unsure, but after time and dedication, Mr. Goodman achieved his goals and healed!