Admission Date: 07/13/20
Admitted From: Greenwich Hospital
Discharge Date: 08/06/20
Length of Stay: 24 days
Reason for Stay: Short-Term Rehabilitation following Hospitalization due to Acute Kidney Injury

Details of experience:
Margarita Alvarez is someone with a remarkable story. She was hospitalized at Greenwich Hospital from an Acute Kidney Injury. She was told at the hospital, because of her injury, her life has been greatly affected and she only had a few weeks to live. But Margarita, although she was scared and depressed, did not give up hope. Margarita was admitted to The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on July 13, 2020 from Greenwich Hospital.  Shortly after her arrival, she was warmly greeted by members of the interdisciplinary team, including the nurses, therapists, and doctor.

Sheldon, her physical therapist, and Tim, her occupational therapist, met Margarita and performed initial evaluations as well as set preliminary goals. She presented with muscle weakness, unable to turn 360 degrees, or even balance her standing. She needed maximum assistance to stand and sit. All of this has severely impacted her ability to independently perform basic activities of daily living (ADL’s). Short term goals were established to help her regain strength while nursing carefully monitored any signs of symptoms, so that she could stay healthy and maximize her time in therapy.

After two weeks, Margarita was feeling completely different. She was improving with physical and occupational therapy at a rapid pace. Before she knew it, she was walking without any assistance. She was able to safely sit and stand independently. Her standing balance was steady, and she was able to turn 360 degrees with continuous steps. Everywhere she went, the smile on her face never faded. She was not only happy herself, but she made those that surrounded her cheerful as well.

On August 6, Margarita was discharged home. When her daughter came to pick her up, it was the first time she had seen her in many weeks due to the Coronavirus. When she finally saw her mom, she was crying out of pure joy. She was ecstatic on the appearance of her mother who was told that her end was near.  Margarita was very happy with her experience at The Enclave. A few days following discharge, she asked if she could come back and visit.

The team at The Enclave wish Margarita all the best on her continued journey.