Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (June 2020)

Patient’s Name: Victoria
Patient’s Age: 61-years-old
Admission Date: 05/19/2020
Admitted From: St. Catherine’s of Sienna Hospital
Discharge Date: 06/23/2020
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 37 days
Reason for Stay: COVID-19, viral pneumonia, asthma, chronic pulmonary embolism and acute respiratory failure

Details of Experience:
Victoria was admitted to St. Catherine’s of Sienna Hospital with a diagnosis of COVID-19, viral pneumonia, asthma, chronic pulmonary embolism, and acute respiratory failure on March 29. On April 1st, she was placed on a ventilator and was put into an induced coma for 28 days.

Her husband shared, “The hardest part for me was not being able to be there for my wife.” He said he was worried that she wasn’t going to come home.

After being hospitalized for 52 days, Victoria arrived at The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset, where her therapists, Jerry and Karen, worked with her six times a week for 45 minutes sessions. Victoria was totally dependent for bed rolling, side to side transfers, and total care. After two weeks, she was walking 50 feet with the assistance of one person and transferring assistance with one person. At discharge, she was totally independent in bed mobility, supervision for transfers with no physical help, ambulation of 200 feet with no physical help with the Rollator walker, and no rest breaks. She walked up and down four steps with minimal assistance.

Our Director of Concierge Services met with Victoria nearing her discharge to see how her overall stay was at The Hamlet. She shared that the therapy was great and she liked that her therapists challenged her. She stated that the nurses were just wonderful, and the aides were always friendly and helpful.

Victoria shared, “I have been away from my family for so long, I can’t believe I am finally going home.” Victoria has inspired the staff at The Hamlet to never give up, even when the odds are stacked against you.