Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (Q3 2022)

Director Concierge: Tiffany Colon
Patient Name: Alice Z.
Patient Age: 80
Admissions Date: 6/9/2022
Admitted from: St. Catherine’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 9/15/2022
Length of Stay: 98 Days
Reason for Stay: Acute Respiratory Failure with Hypoxia
How did this patient hear about The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? 
Social Worker at St Catherine’s Hospital

Details of Experience:

On June 9th, 2022, Alyce was admitted to St Catherine’s Hospital with an admitting diagnosis of acute respiratory failure with hypoxia. Acute respiratory failure results from acute or chronic impairment of gas exchange between the lungs and the blood, causing hypoxia. This left Alyce needing to be on O2 (oxygen), unable to stand and ambulate. She came to our community for rehabilitation to restore her strength and function and be as independent as possible to be able to return home.

Upon arrival, Alyce was greeted by the Hamlet’s interdisciplinary team, which includes Nursing, Concierge, Social Work, Recreation, and Rehabilitation. Alyce was evaluated by Monica Morales, Physical Therapist, and Rebecca Standoff, Occupational Therapist.

She required rehabilitation services to strengthen and increase functional activity tolerance, functional transfer/mobility, and improve dynamic balance. Upon evaluation, Alyce was totally dependent on all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Alyce worked extremely hard with our rehabilitation team. Her baseline goals were met after three months, where she progressed from total dependence to set-up with rollator. She was able to exhibit improved fine motor coordination skills to facilitate her ability to manage fastenings while dressing, with stand-by assistance to perform ADLs with increased independence and safety with Occupational Therapy. With perseverance, she increased her ability to safely ambulate on distance-level surfaces using a rollator from 0 feet to 75 feet. Her long-term goals included an ambulation distance of 75 feet and set-up assist.

Alyce achieved her goals after three months of rehabilitation services. She was discharged with a distance level of 75 feet using a rollator and safely performed bed mobility tasks and functional transfers with modified independence. She performed upper-body and lower-body dressing, bathing, and personal hygiene.  Social Worker assisted with Alyce’s discharge back home with her daughter. Alyce was extremely grateful to the entire team at The Hamlet.

The team at The Hamlet wishes Alyce much success in her continued healthcare journey.