Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (May 2018)

Patients Age: 65
Admission Date: 5/10/2018
Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital – (Brooklyn Hospital Center)
Discharge Date: 5/18/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 8 Days
Reason of Stay: Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy

Mrs. Ramos was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center on May 10th, 2018, from an Acute Care Hospital for rehabilitation after surgery on her right leg, which involved stitches. The diagnosis includes presence of right artificial knee joint and anemia, which often causes difficulty in walking.

As soon as she was admitted she was greeted by the concierge team and was presented a welcome gift. Followed by the concierge evaluations, each member from the following departments; nursing, dietary, food service, social work, recreation, as well as rehabilitation came to welcome her and gave an initial evaluation. The team assured Mrs Ramos that a personalized plan of care would be created on her behalf to ensure a signature healing program that would provide her with the greatest opportunity for recovery.

During the next day, Mrs. Ramos began her physical therapy session. She was able to walk the distance of 50 feet baseline from the time of her first session. In addition to this accomplishment, Mrs. Ramos also enjoyed her time spent during occupational therapy.

In just a few days of being on therapy, she was able to safely perform bed mobility tasks with modified independence without usage of side rails and even had reduced risk for falls! Mrs. Ramos also was invited to participate in recreational programming during Nursing Home Week. She often attended musical concerts during her stay here.

Towards the conclusion of her being in therapy, she was able to walk a distance of 300 feet without great difficulty. Mrs. Ramos was discharged on 5/18/2018, where she had achieved the highest level of rehabilitation. She can now walk unlimited distances as she is back in the community. Great job, Mrs. Ramos on your full recovery! We are so proud of you!