Patients Age: 66-years-old
Admission Date: 9/1/2021
Admitted from: Phelps Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/1/2021
Length of stay: 1 month
How did this patient hear about The Grove at Valhalla: The patient heard about The Grove through Phelps Hospital
Reason for stay: The patient was admitted due to a tibial fracture following a fall. The primary reason for the patient’s stay was rehabilitation.

Details of Experience:
At just 66 years old, Karen did not see herself being admitted to a subacute rehabilitation center. Unfortunately, an unexpected fall in her home left her with a fractured tibia and the inability to walk. Upon admission, it became clear to all of our staff here at The Grove that Karen was a fighter and determined to walk out of our doors and get back home as soon as possible.

Karen was alone in her room one day when she suffered an unfortunate fall resulting in a tibial fracture. She spent some time in Phelps hospital before being referred and admitted to our community to receive rehabilitation. Right away, Karen began her physical and occupational therapy, slowly bearing weight on her leg and progressing towards her goal of walking. Karen worked closely with physical therapists Patsy and Caterina and was soon out of bed and walking independently with a walker. Within exactly a month, Karen was safely discharged home. She came into our community unable to walk, but with the help of each of our team members, she was able to walk out of our doors in no time at all, just as she had hoped.

Upon her discharge, Karen shared that she was very grateful for the nursing staff, who kept her medically cared for at all times. She could not speak highly enough of our wonderful nurse Ava, CNA’S Rubertine and Idelia, and Nurse Practitioner Amoy. Karen also expressed gratitude for our amazing social work team, specifically Tonia, who helped her prepare for a safe and speedy discharge home, secure with all necessary home services. Last but not least, Karen emphasized just how fantastic our rehabilitation team is both on a professional and personal level.

Karen was an absolute joy to have as a patient here at The Grove. Her quick wit and sharp sense of humor brightened our days and kept her motivated towards reaching her goals. As a mother to two children and grandmother to a 10-year-old grandson, Karen had a busy life to get back to. Her unfortunate tibia fracture caused her to put a pause on her busy life, but our team helped get her back on her feet and back to her family.