Patient Name: Albert B.
Admission Date: 04/29/20
Admitted From: Yale New Haven Hospital
Discharge Date: 05/20/20
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3 Weeks
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation after Hospitalization from COVID-19
How did this patient hear about The Enclave? Yale New Haven Hospital

Details of Experience:
Albert was admitted to The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on April 29, 2020, from Yale New Haven Hospital, following an inpatient stay due to contraction of COVID-19. Shortly after his arrival, he was warmly and carefully greeted by specific members of the interdisciplinary team, including the nurses, therapists, and doctors.

Salazar, his physical therapist, and Mylene, his occupational therapist, met Albert and performed their initial evaluations as well as preliminary goals. He presented with muscle weakness, unable to sit straight, stand up, or stand straight. He was completely immobile. Due to the infliction of the virus, he was completely dependent when using the bathroom, getting dressed, using the stairs, and bathing. All of this has severely impacted his ability to independently perform basic activities of daily living (ADL’s). Short term goals were established to help him regain strength while nursing carefully monitored any signs or symptoms so that he could stay healthy and maximize his time in therapy.

When Albert first arrived at The Enclave, he shared he was distraught. The virus had been a tremendous setback, and it seemed like it was going to take a long time for him to get back to his normal life. But after two weeks, Albert showed great improvement. He was satisfied with the care he received and he realized that he was improving in therapy much faster than he expected.

After three weeks, Albert shared he felt like a new man; physically and emotionally. He became independent for all of his ADLs, and his smile came back again. He said that everyone took such good care of him, and the therapy has been “so much fun and enthusiastic”. When asked if he can rate his overall stay from 1-10, he said that it should be a “14”.

On the day that Albert was discharged, the staff created a beautiful sendoff for Albert leaving the building. The team experienced joy, as Albert and his wife waltzed their way into their car, returning home with renewed hope and strength. The team at the Enclave was honored to be a part of Albert’s recovery journey and wishes him the best.