Patient’s Age: 62-years-old
Admission Date: 04/16/20
Admitted From: New York Community Hospital
Discharge Date: 05/11/20
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 25 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation secondary to COVID-19 diagnosis
How did this patient hear about The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center? Patient is a nurse and conducted extensive independent research, choosing The Chateau.

Details of experience:
Mrs. Marie Pierre Louis was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn on April 16, 2020, following her inpatient stay at New York Community Hospital. She had been admitted to the hospital with difficulty breathing and fever, where she was diagnosed with COVID-19. She began on a treatment plan including antibiotics and a regiment of medication to treat the virus. With time and attention, Marie began to feel more like herself but felt she was weak and struggling to recover after the long stay in bed on oxygen. As such, she stated she did not feel comfortable returning home alone and decided with her husband and social worker The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center would be a wonderful stepping stone to assist her in regaining her independence.

Upon arriving at The Chateau, Marie was exuberant to see the beautiful, semi-private suite she would be staying in. Being an active nurse herself, Marie had inside knowledge of healthcare but wasn’t certain about the changes being made due to the COVID-19 pandemic. On her first day, she was introduced to her physical, occupational, and respiratory therapists, and had an opportunity to discuss her life prior to her hospitalization. She had been completely independent and lived home with her husband. It was her goal to return to her former independence before going home to continue helping others as an active nurse.

As she progressed through her journey, Marie stated that she was very happy with how the nurses and staff were treating her. In her own words, “All of the staff has been exceptionally nice in the way they have treated me, and I feel like I am in a 5-star hotel!” With Marie’s hard work and confidence, paired with the dedication of her treatment team, Marie made great strides of progress towards independence.

By May 11th, 2020, Marie was ready to return home. Her husband greeted her as she walked on her own out of the community, surrounded by supportive staff, signs, balloons, and other congratulatory celebrations. Meeting him with open arms after crushing COVID-19, Marie was a motivational sight to be seen! The Chateau team states shared they were moved by her courage and confidence and wish her and her husband all the best.