Patients Age: 80
Admission Date: 2/21/18
Admitted From: Helen Hayes Hospital
Discharge Date: 3/28/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 35 Days
Reason for Stay: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Hypoexmia
How did this patient hear about Ramapo Manor? Lives in the area

Details of Experience:

Mr. Rion entered The Willows at Ramapo after being at Helen Hayes Hospital. Mr. Rion was being treated for exacerbation of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Hypoxemia.

Mr. Rion lives independently at home in an apartment. He was able to do all his daily activities on his own he was even able to still drive. Mr. Rion’s goal was to regain his independence, strength, improve his respiratory status, and return back home safely. Within a couple of hours of being admitted to The Willows Mr. Rion, was evaluated by Occupational, Physical, Speech, and Respiratory Therapy to be put onto a schedule right away.

Mr. Rion had a very low exercise tolerance. He became short of breath with most activities and exercises. This caused him to be on continuous supplemental oxygen to maintain safe oxygen levels. Throughout Mr. Rion’s stay, he worked hard on meeting his goals and was making improvements day after day. His respiratory status was improving and he was able to start weaning off the supplemental oxygen and ultimately being able to be on room air throughout the entire day.

Additionally, as time went on, Mr. Rion was able to complete all his self care and Activities of Daily Living on his own, with no assistance from the staff. He started out using a two wheeled walker for ambulation and then was able to graduate to a Rollator. The Rollator allows him to ambulate and be able to take breaks on its built in seat to help conserve his energy and maintain safe oxygen saturation, especially when he needs to have longer walks.

Mr. Rion was educated to help him readjust for his return home. It included: Energy conservation techniques, pacing, how change in the weather can affect his breathing, and breathing techniques. As the finals days approached, all his therapists ensured that he was completely prepared for his safe return back home.

In his time here at The Willows, Mr. Rion surpassed all expectations in all of his therapy disciplines and reached all his goals. Mr. Rion was very eager and willing to work hard every day to ensure his return home would be a successful one. We all want to wish him all the best, a safe return home, and a Happy Easter!