Patients Name: Ruth M.
Patients Age: 90-years-old
Admission Date: 9/12/18
Admitted From: Morristown Medical Center
Length of Stay: TBD
Reason for Stay: Hyponatremia, Generalized muscle weakness
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Primary care doctor referral

Ruth was admitted to Morristown Medical Center on August 30, 2018, due to having trouble breathing and not being able to speak or walk. She had multiple tests done throughout her stay. Nearing her discharge from the hospital, Ruth was notified that she would need extensive subacute rehabilitation to support the ability to be independent before returning back home. Her and her daughter, Reggie, remembered how much they loved the care at Chatham Hills prior so they knew this was the place to go.

Ruth was admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center on September 12, 2018. She was greeted by our team of professionals who anticipated her arrival. Within the first twenty-four hours of her stay, she was evaluated by the clinical team, the administrative staff, both her physical and occupational therapists who were going to be working with her and many other valued members of the Chatham Hills team. Ruth was evaluated by her therapists to determine the care she was going to need.

Upon arrival to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center, Ruth required skilled occupational therapy (OT) services to maximize her independence with her activities of daily living (ADL’s). She needed assistance with dressing, transferring and walking. Attending therapy 6 days a week, Ruth was performing progressive resistance exercises, gait training, dynamic balance activities while standing, and practicing her everyday activities with supervision. A few days into her therapy, Ruth suffered a respiratory infection which resulted in a setback. Her amazing therapists, Archie and Sue, were very patient with her during this time to help her get motivated again.

Prior to coming to Chatham Hills, Ruth was involved in various activities at her independent living facility. She attended mindful body and soul classes, dinners, movie nights and exercise classes. She wanted to get stronger again to be able to return to doing her favorite things.

Ruth worked hard every day in therapy. Nearing her discharge date, she is now able to ambulate 350 feet with a rollator! She can climb 12 steps and is able to perform all her activities of daily living independently! Ruth’s daughter, Reggie, states, “I think everyone here helped her get back to where she was before. She feels very safe and comfortable with everyone here which is why we came back a second time. Everyone has been so good to her. She really likes the staff here because they are caring and she doesn’t feel like just another patient, the staff makes her feel like a person. We appreciate what people are doing for her and that’s the most beautiful thing I can say about Chatham Hills.”

Team Chatham Hills is thrilled to congratulate Ruth on her progress and continued success going home! Our Director of Concierge services met with Ruth who stated, “I think they are very good in therapy here, they make me feel good. I think everyone does the best they can at Chatham Hills. The concierge is so sweet and Dr. Prager is very nice and always smiling.” Congratulations, Ruth!