Director of Concierge: Jordan Soban
Patient Age: 89 years
Admission Date: 12/13/2021
Admitted From: Mount Sinai – South Nassau
Discharge Date: 01/04/2022
Length of Stay: 22 days
Reason for Stay: Inability to walk after a fall and associated back pain
How did this patient hear about The Grand Pavilion? Hospital Social Worker
Details of Experience:
Ms. Helen Rosalie is a delightful 89-year-old woman who was first admitted to The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation and Nursing from Mount Sinai – South Nassau in mid-December. Ms. Rosalie was admitted to the hospital for a fall, and associated lower back pain prevented her from ambulating. Upon discharge from the hospital, Ms. Rosalie and her family selected The Grand Pavilion to continue treatment of her preexisting medical issues and get back to walking with minimal assistance.
Within 24 hours of arrival at The Grand Pavilion, Ms. Rosalie was greeted by staff members from nearly every department, including nursing, physicians, therapists, and dieticians. Helen quickly adjusted to life on the 2 West Unit and developed a friendship with her roommate Frances. Her physical therapist, Marvin, and her occupational therapist, Christine, worked together to develop a comprehensive therapy plan that would allow her to meet her goals. Ms. Rosalie arrived at The Grand Pavilion requiring minimum assistance with mobility-related tasks, trouble with balance, unable to ambulate on stairs, and the ability to walk only 20 feet at a time. She also required moderate levels of assistance with several Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).
During the first week of her stay, Helen made steady progress and was able to have regular visits with her family, which created a positive support system for her. Helen made significant progress in physical therapy, improving her balance and ability to do mobility-related tasks, and doubling her ambulation distance.
Helen continued to excel and brighten everyone throughout her second week at The Grand Pavilion with her positive attitude. She made significant progress in occupational therapy, requiring little to no assistance with her ADLs. She made significant improvements in physical therapy and was able to walk more than 150 feet, nearly 8x her baseline.
As of early January, as a result of her progress, the staff at The Grand Pavilion determined that Helen would be able to return to the community safely.
The team of the Grand Pavilion wishes Helen well in continuing on her journey towards better health.