Concierge Director: Yaakov Goldstein

Patients Age: 77

Admission Date: 9/1/22

Admitted From: Kings County Hospital Center

Discharge Date: 12/3/22

Discharged To: Home

Length of Stay: 2 Months

Reason for Stay: Broken right femur

How did this patient hear about The Chateau? The social workers in the hospital

 Details of Experience:

After an unfortunate fall, Mr. Medford Sobers went to Kings County Hospital Center. He was in a lot of pain, so the doctors ran some tests and x-rays. What they found was a broken right femur. This news made Mr. Sobers break down and start crying. He felt like this was the end and that he would never walk again. The doctors and social workers in the hospital comforted him and assured him that this did not mean he would not walk again. They told him it would be very beneficial for him to go to a rehabilitation center to get better. The social workers had suggested The Chateau because of their incredible therapy program. Mr. Sobers looked into the reviews and was excited about what he read.

On September 1st, 2022, Mr. Sobers was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. He came in with mixed emotions. He was feeling sad about what had happened to him but also excited for his new beginning. As soon as he came in the building, Mr. Sobers knew he made the right decision. Being greeted with a warm smile from the receptionist and administration team really set the tone for his stay. He was brought to his room and immediately was impressed by how clean the room was. On the first day, Mr. Sobers met the people that became some of his best friends, the physical and occupational therapists. They came in, introduced themselves, and did their evaluations. Mr. Sobers said there was an instant connection between him and the rehab team. He felt very comfortable and knew he was going to get better. Following the rehab evaluation, the dietary and recreation team came and explained how they were going to help him get better too.

The very next day, Mr. Sobers was brought to the rehabilitation gym and ready to work. He realized it was not going to be easy but was eager to get better, so he knew it would take time. Every day, he pushed himself, working on getting stronger in every way. He wanted his arms to get stronger because he knew it would help him walk. Mr. Sobers would always say that each muscle in a person’s body needs to be strong and work together for the person to be better. With this in his mind, every day, he kept pushing himself to do better than the day before. After only three weeks, Mr. Sobers was given a walker to use under supervision. He was already very happy with this progress but knew he needed to do more. 

Over the next few weeks, he put in the time and effort to be able to be walking around the floor without supervision and, at times, was only using a cane. However, while he was walking the floors better, he knew he needed to be able to do stairs as he has ten of them in his apartment. He spoke with his therapists and came up with a plan of care. They came up with a goal of two weeks so Mr. Sobers can see the light at the end of the tunnel. Each day he would do another step than the day before and accomplished his goal. At this time, he knew he was ready to go home. 

After a discussion with the doctors, physical and occupational therapists, and the social workers, December 3rd, 2022, was given as the discharge date for Mr. Sobers. He was thrilled with this and was so happy with everything he has accomplished. He could not believe how far he has come. On the day he was supposed to leave, Mr. Sobers broke down crying. He was sad to be leaving the people who had essentially saved his life. He said that without the incredible team of The Chateau, he does not think he would have ever walked again. He made sure to thank each person who had helped him by name who had helped him get through this journey.

We at The Chateau wish him the best and are honored to be able to have helped another incredible man accomplish his goal.