Cardiovascular Rehabilitation Following COVID Hospitalization

Concierge Director: Rachel Loevner
Patient’s Name: Robin A.
Patient’s Age: 61 years old
Admission Date: 2/18/21
Discharge Date: 3/17/21
Discharged to: Home
Length of Stay: 27 days
Reason for Stay: Acute respiratory failure due to Covid 19
How did this patient hear about Water’s Edge: Hospital Referral

Details of Experience:
Robin A. was admitted to Water’s Edge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center at Port Jefferson on February 18th, 2021, following her battle with COVID-19, when she ended up in the hospital with pneumonia and acute respiratory failure. After spending a few weeks in the hospital, battling for her health, Robin lost strength in her muscles and began experiencing stiffness in her knees and shortness of breath, causing her to need oxygen occasionally. It was recommended for Robin to go to a subacute rehabilitation center to regain her independence.

Upon arrival, Robin was greeted by an admissions nurse and escorted to her room. During the following day, Robin met with many interdisciplinary teams and was evaluated by physical and occupational therapy. Together, they set goals for Robin to meet to return home safely and independently. Robin’s goal was to simply “be able to breathe again.” Danielle, Robin’s physical therapist, shared Robin demonstrates excellent rehab potential due to her previous level of function and motivation to return home.       

Robin worked hard every single day. She worked in lockstep with her physical therapist, Danielle, on dynamic functional activities to increase strength, strengthening activities, balance, and progressive resistance exercises to facilitate independence. Robin also worked aside her occupational therapist, Rebecca, on resistance exercises to enable freedom in self-care tasks. They worked together on gross motor coordination techniques and standing balance training – amongst many other things. Together with the team, she worked on energy conservation techniques and safety precautions to increase safety and decrease needed assistance. 

Ms. Robin started her stay at Water’s Edge needing a contact guard for assistance with nearly all her activities of daily living. After spending a few weeks with our team, she was on her way home at a level of complete independence, once again. Robin learned what it takes to safely and efficiently do her activities of daily life. When discharge day came, Robin was ready.

Team Water’s Edge wishes Robin a lifetime of health and happiness!