Patient’s Age: 94-years-old
Admission Date: 12/06/2019
Admitted From: Stony Brook University Hospital
Discharge Date: 01/16/2020
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 42 Days
Reason for Stay: Sepsis, fracture of left femur, urinary tract infection, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and difficulty in walking.
Details of Experience:
Ann is a 94-year-old female who had sepsis and a urinary tract infection and fell out of her wheelchair at home. She was taken to Stony Brook University Hospital for a fracture of her left femur, sepsis, urinary tract infection, gastrointestinal hemorrhage and difficulty in walking.
Ann was welcomed to The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset, and shortly after admission was greeted by her nurses, aides and highly-trained occupational and physical therapists who evaluated her. At that time it was determined that Ann would need to work on compensatory strategies, positioning maneuvers, proper body mechanics, safety sequencing and safe transfer techniques to decrease fall risks. Ann was unable to ambulate or climb any steps and would need maximum assistance with all activities of daily living.
Ann required skilled physical and occupational therapy services in order to return to her prior level of function. She participated in therapy six days a week consistently practicing self-care training, functional activities, and education on energy conservation techniques. Ann made great progress toward her short and long term goals. After less than four weeks, Ann was able to ambulate 50 feet and ascend/descend 4 steps.
A therapist at The Hamlet, who knew Ann from another rehabilitation center where she was a patient for approximately four months, told his co-workers she never walked while she was there. At The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Ann had really made amazing progress and was elated to finally walk again.
Our Director of Concierge Services met with Ann nearing her discharge to see how her overall stay was at The Hamlet. She shared, “I would recommend this place to anybody. I am walking and standing after several years of being in my wheelchair. I hate to go home, but I am happy to go home. I have no complaints. I am very satisfied. Don’t change a thing.”
Team Hamlet was inspired by Ann’s positive outlook and her will to walk again. Congratulations to getting back home with your son and resuming your regular routine.