Concierge: Bylovena Simon
Patient age: 73
Admission Date: 05/19/2023
Admitted From: New York Presbyterian Lawrence Hospital
Discharge Date: 07/28/2023
Length of Stay: 70 Days
How did the patient hear about The Enclave at Rye: The patient was referred by a physician at NYP Lawrence Hospital
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation following a right above knee amputation
Details of Experience:
Mr. Malave was admitted to The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on May 19th, 2023. He was referred to The Enclave by a medical doctor at NYP Lawrence hospital ER for physical therapy evaluation and treatment.
Upon arrival, the concierge warmly welcomed Mr. Malave. He was evaluated by the interdisciplinary team, including nursing, rehabilitation, social services, concierge, and recreation departments immediately upon arrival. While at the hospital, Mr. Malave and his family were introduced to Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler, gold metal recipients at the Paraolympics and the heart and soul of CareRite’s Comprehensive Amputee Rehabilitation Program.
Victor (occupational therapist) and Lauren (physical therapist) met with Mr. Malave and performed their evaluation. Mr. Malave was completely dependent on activities of daily living (ADL’s), transfers, and ambulation. He would benefit tremendously for PT and OT. The Enclave’s wound care physician and Dr. Abbey made sure to stay on top of Mr. Malave’s wounds; helping the healing process along the way until he was ready to get his prosthesis.
Two weeks into Mr. Malave’s stay, a care plan meeting was held discussing his progress and the plan ahead.
When Mr. Malave is not at a doctor’s appointment, he likes to spend his time watching television and spend time with his family when they visit. The patient generally kept to himself during his time at the Enclave, but our recreation staff managed to have him engage in some of our activities.
After a few weeks, Mr. Malave’s staples were removed. He was measured and fitted for his prosthesis, and they were ordered. After the prosthesis arrived, Mr. Malave restarted his physical therapy for prosthetic training and officially started walking on July 6th, 2023. He required a lot of assistance during ADLs using his prosthesis, but with the assistance of Todd and Dennis, Lauren and Victor; Mr. Malave was able to accomplish his goal.
After 70 days here, Mr. Malave returned home. We all were very happy with his progress and ecstatic for his discharge. On July 27th, 2023, we all gathered in the lobby with posters and music to escort our conquering hero to his car.
We all wished Mr. Malave the best of luck as he walked out of the facility with no assistance from our rehab team.