Case Study: The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing (November 2015)

Patients Age: 64
Admission Date: 10/2/15
Admitted From: Brooklyn Hospital
Discharge Date: 11/13/15
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 42 Days

Patient was admitted to The Phoenix Rehabilitation & Nursing Center after his stay in Brooklyn Hospital because he had a knee replacement. Upon his admission, I went to greet him with welcome gift as well as educated him with our facility. He told me right away that his birthday is coming up, it’s on October 8th. He wants to go home for a day to celebrate his birthday, really didn’t want to celebrate his special day in a nursing home, but I wasn’t sure if his condition is capable to leave the facility for a day, so I went to the Director of Nursing to discuss his condition.
After evaluation, we can’t let him leave the facility for a day; his condition is not stable enough.
We have our nursing supervisor to go over the condition with him, he was not that pleased but he understood that it’s the best for him.
I worked very closely with our Recreation team. On Oct 8th. We gave him a surprise party in the recreation room. I especially reserved the entire recreation room for him, and I secretly invited his family over to celebrate. Once he entered the room, you can see he’s almost tearing. What a great moment.
During his stay, he received PT and OT 5 times a week, Monday to Friday. He specially requested NO therapy for him on Saturday. His goal is to bend his knee to 90 degree. In the beginning he could only do around 20 degree.
With all the help from our therapy, he finally achieved his goal at the end, and he doesn’t need to sit on a wheelchair anymore, he discharged with a rollator.