Cardiovascular Orthopedic Rehabilitation Recovering from COVID and Pneumonia

Director of Concierge: Yaakov Goldstein
Patients Age: 78 years old
Admission Date: 4/8/21
Admitted From: Coney Island Hospital
Discharge Date: 7/2/21
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 12 Weeks
Reason for Stay: Was very weak
How did this patient hear about The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center? social Worker at Coney Island Hospital recommendation

Details of experience:
Mrs. Ann Marie Triolo was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation Center on June 2nd, 2021. She came from Mount Sinai hospital, where she stayed for a few weeks. Prior to going to the hospital, Mrs. Triolo lived with her husband and took care of most of the day-to-day needs. She is someone who enjoys being independent, cooking, and making jokes. Unfortunately, one day while she was home, Mrs. Triolo fell and broke her tibia in her right leg. Following surgery to repair the tibia, Mrs. Triolo was put in a boot and suggested going to a rehabilitation center. She knew she needed the help and only wanted to go to the best facility. After the social worker in the hospital gave Mrs. Triolo a list of some facilities, she did her research and knew The Chateau was the place to be.

When Mrs. Triolo came to our community, she was greeted by the concierge with a welcome bag. Right away, she felt that she was in a five-star hotel. With the lobby being very clean and the staff friendly, Mrs. Triolo knew she had made the right decision. After settling into her room, each department introduced themselves and explained how they would help her through the recovery process. Whether it was the dietitian, housekeeping, or rehab team, each department plays a major role in assisting a resident recover. The following day, the physical and occupation therapists came to do their evaluations. With Mrs. Triolo unable to put any weight on her leg, they knew it would be a challenge.

The therapist began the rehab by focusing on regaining the strength in the upper part of her leg. They stuck with this routine until the doctors gave the approval for Mrs. Triolo to put weight on her leg. After almost eight weeks of not being able to stand on her leg, Mrs. Triolo was ready and determined to walk. She knew it was not easy but was ready for the challenge. Day after day, she was in the gym, working on her leg strength and walking a little at a time. After about two weeks of intensive therapy, Mrs. Triolo felt she was ready to go home. As much as she wanted to go home and be with her husband, she was sad to leave the staff at The Chateau. She became very close with many of the nursing staff and therapists.

Once the doctors and rehabilitation team agreed Mrs. Triolo was ready to go home, a discharge date of September 11th, 2021, was set. Before leaving the facility, Mrs. Triolo made it a point of emphasis to thank each and every one of the staff who helped her through her recovery.

The Chateau wishes her the best and is honored to have helped another incredible woman make her wishes come true of being able to walk and be home with her husband.