Patients Age: 87
Admission Date: 2/20/18
Admitted From: Nyack Hospital
Discharge Date: 4/13/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 52 Days
Reason for Stay: Hypertension, Pneumonia, AFib and Cellulitis
How did this patient hear about Ramapo Manor? Lives in the area

Details of Experience:

William is an 87-year-old male patient who came to The Willows at Ramapo from Nyack Hospital after being admitted with a diagnosis of Hypertension, Pneumonia, and AFib. William has had a past surgical history of hip and knee replacement. Due to his Pneumonia and the Influenza he needed to be placed on continuous oxygen, so he can keep a safe saturation level. In addition, William had difficulty ambulating as a result of his reconditioning, inactivity, and Cellulitis. Within the first 24 hours of being admitted to The Willows, William was evaluated by nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and respiratory therapy, to start his road to recovery. Goals were made with all disciplines to get William back home safely.

William’s main goal was to be able to return home without supplemental oxygen. Once William started therapy, his vitals and activity were being monitored during therapy to track his oxygen and begin the weaning progress. William worked hard while he was in physical therapy. Prior to him arriving to The Willows, he was ambulating with a cane. His goal was to try and get back to his prior level of activity when he goes back home. Due to his Cellulitis, William’s ambulation levels had decreased. The physical therapists worked with him to get him to use a rolling walker up to 150 feet. William went home with a rolling walker for shorter distances, mostly around the house and a transport chair for longer distance.

Occupational Therapy’s major focus was on dressing and morning care. When he first arrived to us he needed extensive help with dressing and his morning routine. The therapist worked to get him to a level of almost independence with his goal. As of his discharge, he was able to dress himself as well as complete his morning care with almost no assistance from a therapist or aid. While all this is happening, William was working on improving his oxygen saturation levels. He was able to be weaned completely off supplemental oxygen and be on room air fulltime and maintain safe oxygen saturation and vitals; this was a huge success for William. Upon his discharge, William stated that he was absolutely amazed by the care and results of his stay here. He shared, “your therapy is the best I have ever had”.

He is glad he chose The Willows over the other facilities he was offered. William worked hard and was always willing to give the extra effort to achieve his goals and return back home safely. We all wish William best of luck at home. It was a pleasure to have him stay with us at The Willows.