Director Concierge: Jordan Sobon
Patient age: 69 years old
Admission Date: 07/29/2021, readmission 09/06/2021
Admitted From: NYU Langone – Long Island
Discharge Date: 10/22/2021
Length of Stay: 85 days
Reason for Stay: Shortness of breath, sepsis, chronic back pain, swelling of legs
How did this patient hear about The Grand Pavilion? Hospital Social Worker
Details of Experience:
Michael Scotto is a vibrant 69-year-old man who was first admitted to The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation and Nursing at the end of July from NYU Langone – Long Island. Mr. Scotto was admitted to the hospital for shortness of breath and swelling in his lower extremities. While in the hospital, Mr. Scotto also developed sepsis. Michael and his family selected The Grand Pavilion to continue treating his medical issues and get back to walking with minimal assistance upon discharge from the hospital.
Within 24 hours of arrival at The Grand Pavilion, Mr. Scotto was greeted by a wide array of staff members from various departments, including nursing, physicians, therapists, and dieticians. His physical therapist, Michael, and his occupational therapist, Rebecca, worked together to develop a comprehensive therapy plan that would allow him to meet his goals. Mr. Scotto arrived at The Grand Pavilion requiring moderate assistance with mobility-related tasks, trouble with balance, and the ability to walk only 20 feet at a time. He also required significant assistance with most Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
During the first month of his stay, Mr. Scotto made steady progress, though he expressed frustration that he missed time and events. The staff at The Grand Pavilion was able to make arrangements for him to attend his daughter’s wedding at the end of August, which greatly improved his mood. Unfortunately, at the beginning of September, Mr. Scotto was readmitted to the hospital for a blood transfusion. Thankfully, he returned to The Grand Pavilion a few days later to resume his therapy.
After his readmission to The Grand Pavilion, Mr. Scotto demonstrated a renewed determination to work hard to get home. He made significant progress with occupational therapy, no longer requiring any assistance with his ADLs. He made significant improvements in his balance and was able to walk more than 200 feet and walk up a series of steps. At the end of October, as a result of his significant progress, the staff at The Grand Pavilion determined that Mr. Scotto would be able to return home safely.
Mr. Scotto stated upon discharge that while he was excited to be going home to his wife, he would miss his roommate Robert, with whom he developed a close friendship. The social work department at The Grand Pavilion arranged for Mr. Scotto to receive follow-up support services from NYU Langone Home Care to aid in his transition back home.
The staff at The Grand Pavilion will miss the positivity and humor that Mr. Scotto brought to the community but are thrilled that he made such significant progress during his stay here and wishes him a happy and healthy remainder of 2021.