Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (December 2016)

Patients Age: 63
Admission Date: 12/15/16
Admitted From: Methodist Hospital
Discharge Date: 12/31/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 16 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about the Phoenix?

Details of Experience:

Ms. Slater was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after a post- inpatient hospitalization at The Methodist Hospital in result from a left knee replacement surgery.

She arrived to our community in a great deal of pain, which made it difficult for her therapeutic program away from her bedside. For the first two days of her journey, she refused to participate in therapy from the pain. After consistent and warm encouragement, she decided to begin her therapeutic programming and strive to regain her health. Once beginning her program, she fell in love!

Ms. Slater shared, “my therapist tells jokes to me and at the same time, she knows the perfect way to do the exercises with me. She made me very comfortable.”

The Phoenix team arranged for physical and occupational therapy six days a week. The rapport built between Ms. Slater and the team was magical!

Her progress exceeded all of our expectations. She graduated from our rehabilitation program after just two weeks where she rose from minimum assistance to a level of modified independence.

In addition to her her clinical and therapeutic participation, she also enjoyed a majority of the recreational programming at The Phoenix, which included bingo, karaoke, cooking club, and our spa days! We are thrilled with the achievements Ms. Slater achieved while with our community!

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Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (November 2016)

Patients Age: 61
Admission Date: 9/15/16
Admitted From: Methodist Hospital
Discharge Date: 11/23/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 70 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about the Phoenix?

Details of Experience:

Ms. Vazquez was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after an in-patient stay at The Methodist Hospital. She decided to return to The Phoenix for the second time for skilled nursing care and rehabilitative services. Her first stay with our community was a short one, as she shared that she was ready to return home. With additional therapy needed, she rejoined our team to achieve her goals of independence and self-pride.

Ms. Vazquez’s diagnosis was that of a deep vein thrombosis in her lower extremity. She was confident that she would heal to a point at which she could return home.

The therapy team developed a lofty goal of preparing for her 53 stair walkup at home. The 53 stair threshold was one of the more high-level goals set ever by the therapy team at The Phoenix, with the second most being 48. With only being able to walk 50 feet prior to her admission, the team had expressed aspirations of raising her tolerance level in ambulating to 150 feet.

Physical and occupation therapy was established for six days a week and consistent therapy support through friendly faces were always provided. Ms. Vazquez began to build a rapport with her team, which excelled her healing. With the support from her family visiting every day and the interdisciplinary team at The Phoenix, she finally reached her goals. Breaking the rehabilitation record for our community, she was able to ambulate 150 feet and the incredible stair-level goal in her return home. Congratulations, Ms. Vazquez on your achievements. We all wish you well!

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Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (October 2016)

Patients Age: 54
Admission Date: 8/24/16
Admitted From: Methodist Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/28/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 66 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about the Phoenix?

Details of Experience:

Ms. Staton was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center an inpatient hospitalization at The Methodist Hospital.

Ms. Staton presented with a diagnosis of gout in the right knee. She was in significant pain at the time of admission and was unable to tolerate any extensive movement in her knee, causing her to maintain a stable position of her knee at all times. Upon arrival, she required the assistance of a Hoyer lift to transfer, largely due to her inability to bear weight on her injured lower extremity.

A positive attribute that assisted Ms. Staton in her healing was her ability to maintain a positive outlook. She always motivates herself to work hard and expect the best in herself during her therapy. After two months of therapy, she reached significant independence by attaining the ability to transfer without any assistance. Nearing the end of her rehabilitative journey at The Phoenix, she walked 300 feet with only a rollator with light supervision.

Due to her home including a 12 step walkup, the team strived to ensure preparation was in place prior to discharge. Her motivated outlook carried her forward once again as she successfully managed the goal of 12 steps, and was successfully noted to be clinical fit to transfer home. We wish Ms. Staton nothing but the best from our team.

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Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (September 2016)

Patients Age: 68
Admission Date: 7/27/16
Admitted From: Bellevue Hospital
Discharge Date: 9/15/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 50 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation

Details of Experience:

Mr. Williams was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center in result of a recent toe amputation at The Bellevue Hospital.

When he arrived to the Phoenix community, he presented as very weak. He also was noted to have lost a great deal of weight during his early stages of healing following his surgery. After Mr. Williams’ surgery, he was unable to stand independently as his balance was significantly off.

Upon admission, Mr. Williams was placed on five day rotation for physical and occupational therapy. The goal of the rehabilitation team here at The Phoenix revolved around building ample strength in Mr. Williams’ lower extremities to later facilitate the potential to walk. His journey began with the support of a rolling walker where it was anticipated that he could be upgraded to a quad cane to continue providing support for his ambulation.

As Mr. Williams neared the end of his therapeutic journey here at The Phoenix, he began floor exercises alongside the guidance of our therapy team. After much success and progress gained with our team, Mr. Williams is now able to independently walk up an incredible five flights of stairs! He truly enjoyed his stay with our community as he continued to heal each and every day. He was especially an advocate of the in-house entertainment, which included karaoke and bingo night on Friday! The team here at The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing center wish you well Mr. Williams as you continue to heal and grow.

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Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (August 2016)

Patients Age: 65
Admission Date: 7/7/16
Admitted From: Brooklyn Hospital
Discharge Date: 8/8/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 31 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about the Phoenix?

Details of Experience:

Mr. Roberts was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after staying at Brooklyn Hospital. He had a stroke. Because of his condition, he couldn’t walk at the time.This is his second time in our facility. He had an amazing stay during his first time. After he arrived, our therapist went to evaluate him and gave him PT, OT 6 days a week.

He’s in 1 to 1 transfer, and our therapy worked on his left side slowly. Just trying to build up his strength. After a week, they all saw his big improvement on getting his strength back, so they upgraded him to practice on walker. Slowly and progressing. He already knew how professional our rehab department is from his first stay. From time to time, he did practice on street walking as well as the stairs exercise. They concentrated on his left leg and then he’s able to do the stairs exercise (6 steps).

Before he discharged, the therapist walked side by side with him with a Quad-Cane.

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Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (July 2016)

Patients Age: 55
Admission Date: 7/19/16
Admitted From: NYP-Cornell
Discharge Date: 7/29/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 10 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation

Details of Experience:

Mr. Favors was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after staying at NYP – Cornell.

Mr. Favors has had a history of strokes, but it was not a severe one. His left side had weakness and he was not balanced when he walked.

When I went to see him for my New Admin Evaluation, he said, “ I am still young, I am going to do whatever it takes to recover as soon as possible, so I can go home.” Because of this, he motivates himself to work extra with the rehab department.

He attended PT and OT 5 days a week. In the beginning, he practiced with a walker, and our therapist worked side by side to support him. He also special requested with the Director of Rehab that he would like to have double timing for his therapy.

They worked on his shortness of breath and then he was able to do the stairs exercise (4 flights up).

Before he discharged, the therapist walked side by side with him without any device, but they still recommended him with a rollator.

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The Phoenix/Amputee Walking School CEU at CBS Radio

The Phoenix Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, along with WCBS Radio, was proud to host on Wednesday, July 27th an Amputee Walking School CEU course for Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and Case Managers serving Manhattan and Brooklyn. The event was held in the world renowned Adorama Live Theatre at CBS’ Hudson Square Studios. Guests had the opportunity to meet Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler, Paralympic Gold Medalists and founders of the Amputee Walking School, before the start of the CEU course. For more information about The Phoenix and the unprecedented care provided in our community, please visit www.thephoenixrehab.com.

Watch this amazing event!

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Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (June 2016)

Patients Age: 84
Admission Date: 3/30/16
Admitted From: Brooklyn Hospital
Discharge Date: 6/17/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 79 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about the Phoenix?

Details of Experience:

Ms. Ingram was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after staying at Brooklyn Hospital.

Ms. Ingram has a history of falling many times in the past. By the time she arrived at our facility, she was refusing everything, because she was afraid that she was going to fall again. Our therapist had tried many times to motivate her, letting her know we are here to support her, helping her to feel better and will make her stronger. She finally decided to give it a try. That’s how she started her 5 days of PT and OT.

After the helped from our PT and OT, she finally overcome her fear of falling again. Our therapist helped her to rebuild her strength and then she started to practice on the walker and practice on the parallel bars. After she was comfortable with the walker, she then upgraded to the rollator. After she got used to the rollator, her therapist let her practice with a rollator on a regular street (just to ensure she’s ready when she goes home).

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Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (May 2016)

Patients Age: 56
Admission Date: 5/13/16
Admitted From: Brooklyn Hospital
Discharge Date: 5/25/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 12 Days
Reason for Stay: Rehab
How did this patient hear about the Phoenix?

Details of Experience:

Ms. Herbert was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after staying at Brooklyn Hospital for aftercare following joint replacement surgery.

Ms. Herbert has a positive mind; she knows why she’s here. She received PT and OT 7 days a week.

She told me once, “I know there is a price for everything, no pain no gain.” She works very hard with our rehab team and our therapy was amazed about what a hard working woman she is.

She also wants to thanks our dietitian department for watching out her food, because she knows she’s pre-diabetic, and we created a very healthy menu for her.

She stayed here a little less than 2 weeks, and she graduated with a walker to go home.

Before she leaves, she told me that she feels surprised and satisfied for me visiting her daily with a big smile, bringing her hot towels and snacks.

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Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (March 2016)

Patients Age: 74
Admission Date: 3/7/16
Admitted From: Beth Israel Medical Center
Discharge Date: 2/11/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 21 Days
Reason for Stay: Rehab
How did this patient hear about the Phoenix?

Details of Experience:

Mr. Clio was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after staying at Beth Israel Medical Center.

He was a circus performer for many years until he has been suffering from BLE weakness, pain and numbness.
After the evaluation, he will receive PT and OT 5 days a week. In the beginning, he couldn’t stand for more than a minute because of the pain.
We put him on the machine to exercise his legs slowly. We used hot pads on his legs as well as gave his legs massage every day.

Mr. Clio has a positive mind; he knows what the reason is to be here. He learned how to walk on his own with a walker. He learned how to transfer by himself and dressed by himself.

One of the big achievements he reached in our facility was the stairs exercise. From couldn’t stand for more than a minute to walked two flights up. Also, he had increased tolerance for activities.

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