Concierge: Tiffany Colon

Patient Name: Joan

Patient Age: 88

Admissions Date: 7/10/2023

Admitted from: St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center

Discharge Date: 10/03/2023

Length of Stay: 3 months

Reason for Stay: Pneumonitis

How did this patient hear about The Hamlet? Social Worker at St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center


Details of experience:   

On 6/30/2023, Joan was admitted to St. Catherine of Siena Medical Center with an admitting diagnosis of Pneumonitis. Pneumonitis is general lung inflammation that can affect how well you breathe and cause other bodily symptoms. After being diagnosed with pneumonitis and shortness of breath, Joan had to be observed lying in an elevated position. She became very weak and suffered from acute respiratory distress. She came to our community for Rehabilitation to recover from this episode.

Upon arrival, Joan was greeted by Hamlet’s interdisciplinary team, which includes Nursing, Concierge, Social Work, Recreation, and Rehabilitation. Donna Cifuni, Physical Therapist, and David Belli, Occupational Therapist, evaluated Joan.   She required rehabilitation services to strengthen and increase functional activity tolerance, functional transfer/ bed mobility, and dynamic balance. Upon evaluation, Joan was totally dependent on all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Joan worked extremely hard with our rehabilitation team to recover and get her strength back. Joan had a long road to recovery, but after three months she went from being totally dependent on all ADLs to Moderate Assist (MOD (A)) and Minimal Assist (MIN (A)). Joan is currently walking 20 feet, and she is still focused on becoming more independent. During this tough time of recovery, Joan had 1:1 sessions of Integrative Therapy Session to help with her anxiety.

Joan has achieved every goal handed to her in these last three months of rehabilitation services. She worked extremely hard to work past the struggles she came across. Joan has worked with our social worker and her sister about her discharge and transition to Whisper Woods Assisted Living.

Joan was extremely grateful to the entire team at The Hamlet. The team at The Hamlet wishes Joan much success in her continued healthcare journey.