Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (Q2 2022)

Director Concierge: Tiffany Colon
Patient Age: 74
Admissions Date: 4/22/2022
Admitted from: St. Charles Hospital
Discharge Date: 5/19/2022
Length of Stay: 27 Days Reason for Stay: Cervical Spine Stenosis
How did this patient hear about The Hamlet? Social Worker at St Charles Hospital


Details of Experience:

On 4/8/2022, Ira was admitted to St Charles Hospital with admitting diagnosis of Cervical Spine Stenosis. Cervical Spine Stenosis is narrowing the spinal canal and/or the spinal nerve root passages in your neck. This left Ira with muscle weakness, difficulty walking, and needing assistance with personal care. He came to our community for rehabilitation to get stronger and as independent as possible to be able to return home.

Upon arrival, Ira was greeted by Hamlet’s interdisciplinary team, including Nursing, Concierge, Social Work, Recreation, and Rehabilitation. Ira was evaluated by Lindsay, Physical Therapist, along with Rebecca, Occupational Therapist. He required rehabilitation services to strengthen and increase functional activity tolerance, transfer/mobility, and dynamic balance. Upon evaluation, Ira was determined to require minimal assistance with all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Ira worked extremely hard with our rehabilitation team. His baseline goals were met after four weeks, where he progressed from total dependence to modified independence with a walker. He exhibited improved fine motor coordination skills to facilitate his ability to manage fastenings while dressing with stand-by assistance to perform ADLs with increased independence and safety with Occupational Therapy. With perseverance, he increased his ability to safely ambulate on distance-level surfaces using a rolling walker from 100 feet to 300 feet. His long-term goals were set, including an ambulation distance of 350 feet and a set-up assist.

Ira achieved his goals after four weeks of rehabilitation services. He was discharged with a distance level of 350 feet using a rolling walker, safely performing bed mobility tasks and functional transfers with modified independence. He performed upper body and lower body dressing, bathing, and personal hygiene. Social Worker assisted with Ira’s discharge back home with his wife. Ira was extremely grateful to the entire team at The Hamlet, with the limitations due to Covid, he felt like the rehabilitation team used all the technics and never stopped trying to help him reach his goals.

The team at The Hamlet wishes Lawrence much success in his continued health care journey.

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Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center unveils multi-million dollar renovation

The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 100 Southern Blvd., Nesconset recently unveiled their newly-renovated healing center to the community with a ribbon-cutting event that included a tour of the renovated lobby and dining areas. 

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Hamlet Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center Unveils Multi-Million Dollar Renovation
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Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (Q1 2022)

Concierge: Tiffany Colon
Patient Name: Monks, Lawrence
Patient Age: 74
Admissions Date: 1/10/2022
Admitted from: Stony Brook Hospital
Discharge Date: 3/3/2022
Length of Stay: 52 Days
Reason for Stay: Cerebral Infarction
How did this patient hear about The Hamlet? Social Worker at Stony Brook Hospital


Details of Experience:

On 1/10/2022, Lawrence was admitted to Stony Brook Hospital with an admitting diagnosis of Cerebral Infarction following Hemiplegia and Hemiparesis, affecting the dominant right side, which has caused weakness. This left Lawrence with difficulty walking. He came to our community for rehabilitation to gain strength to get back home with his loving wife. The social worker at Stony Brook Hospital recommended our community, and his daughter and wife heard good things.

Upon arrival, Lawrence was greeted by Hamlet’s interdisciplinary team, including Nursing, Concierge, Social Work, Recreation, and Rehabilitation. Lawrence was evaluated by Monica, Physical Therapist, and Melissa, Occupational Therapist. He required rehabilitation services to increase functional activity tolerance, functional transfer/mobility, improve dynamic balance, and increase coordination. Upon evaluation, Lawrence was total dependence on all Activities of Daily Living (ADLs).

Lawrence worked extremely hard with our rehabilitation team. His baseline goals were met after six weeks, where he progressed from total dependence to moderate assistance. He performed self-feeding tasks, completed personal hygiene and grooming tasks while sitting in front of a mirror, executed upper body dressing, and increased his ability to propel himself in a wheelchair with Occupational Therapy safely. He increased his ambulation distance from 5 feet to 75 feet with perseverance. His long-term goals were set, including an ambulation distance of 100 feet and contact guard assist.

Lawrence achieved his goals after six weeks of rehabilitation services. He was discharged with a distance level of 100 feet, self-propelled in a wheelchair 150 feet supervised, performed self-feeding tasks independently, upper body dressing independently with set-up, and personal hygiene. Our Social Worker assisted with Lawrence discharging back home with his wife. Lawrence was extremely grateful to the entire team at The Hamlet for creating a supportive and uplifting environment for him.

The team at The Hamlet wishes Lawrence much success in his continued health care journey.

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Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (October 2021)

Concierge: Dimitry Schwartz
Patient’s Age:
75 years old
Initial Admission Date:
9/25/2021
Admitted From:
St. Catherine Medical Center
Therapy Discharge Date:
10/29/21
Reason for Stay:
Abscess at the L3-L4 location of the spine, which caused lower extremity weakness and difficulty ambulating, chronic kidney disease, diabetes, hypertension.


Details of Experience:

Mr. Davis experienced weakness in his lower extremities and consequently had difficulty walking. He then went to the hospital to get help with his condition. It was discovered that he developed a cyst or abscess on his spine, which required surgery. A laminectomy was performed. After the surgery, it was recommended that Mr. Davis continue his rehabilitation process at a sub-acute center. Mr. Davis and the hospital discharge team chose to transfer to the Hamlet for his short-term rehabilitation.

When Mr. Davis arrived at The Hamlet, he was welcomed by the wonderful interdisciplinary team of nurses, therapists, social workers, and others. He began his therapy with urgency to get better and improve. Upon admission, Mr. Davis was fully dependent on many therapy activities, including rolling from bedside to side, getting up out of bed, and toileting. He required much assistance with standing up, performing self-grooming tasks, and hygiene. Mr. Davis also required assistance with transferring into a car and ambulation. His ability to walk was limited to five feet or less.

Mr. Davis mentioned that he enjoyed working with our wonderful therapy staff and mentioned a few people in particular who took good care of him. In his review on google, he commented that “physical therapy was consistently good at balancing encouragement with urgency to continue to work hard.” At the end of Mr. Davis’s stay, he progressed well enough to no longer be dependent on assistance with walking, grooming, activities of daily living, and he was able to ambulate unlimited distances compared to just five feet when he first started rehab.

One never knows where life will take them…sometimes, you develop an issue with your spine, need surgery, and then need help to recover. We are extremely honored that Mr. Davis chose The Hamlet to recover and regain his strength.

Thank you for choosing us on your recovery path.

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Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (September 2021)

Concierge: Dimitry Schwartz
Patient’s Age:
68-years-old
Initial Admission Date:
8/2/2021
Admitted From:
Stony Brook Hospital
Therapy Discharge Date:
9/3/2021
Reason for Stay:
Metabolic encephalopathy secondary to urinary tract infection.


Details of Experience:

Gulzer Begum was brought to the ER by her family for weakness and inability to stand from a sitting position. The medical team at Stony Brook hospital ran a number of tests and diagnosed that Gulzer was experiencing metabolic encephalopathy, a chemical imbalance in the brain. The culprit of this illness was a urinary tract infection, which was treated. After Gulzer was stabilized in the hospital, she was left with weakness, inability to ambulate or perform activities of daily living. The case management team recommended that Gulzer participates in short-term rehab. The Begum family did some research and decided to come to the Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for therapy.

Gulzar was to receive physical and occupational therapy six times per week as part of the intense therapy to get her back to optimal health. Upon arrival at the rehab center, Mrs. Begum was greeted by reception, the nursing department, and admissions. She was escorted to her lovely room, and her family (son and husband) was provided with extensive information about their mom’s treatment plan. Upon admission, Mrs. Begum was very limited in mobility; she required total assistance moving around in bed, moving from sitting to standing, inability to ambulate, total dependence for transferring herself in and out of a car. She required moderate assistance setting up her meals, maximum assistance with performing self-grooming and hygiene tasks, and self-dressing, total dependence for bathing, toileting. Overall it can be said that she had a lot of rehabs to do and improve.

During Mrs. Begum’s stay, she was often visited by her family to receive encouragement during therapy. This was most beneficial and encouraged by the Hamlet interdisciplinary team to optimize results. After a month of treatment, Gulzer progressed nicely before her discharge.

Her therapy results include improved mobility getting in and out of bed, minimum assistance needed getting up out of bed – a big improvement from total dependence prior—the ability to ambulate independently up to 30 feet, an improvement from zero when she first was admitted. Gulzer also drastically improved activities of daily living; she was too self-grooming, bathing, and feeding independently. Toileting still required minimum assistance, but still an improvement from total dependence on help. The Begum family was pleased with her results and planned to continue even further progress at home.

The Hamlet team is thrilled to be a part of your recovery journey Gulzer; we wish you all the best!

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No kidding: Chill 105-year-old shares secret to a long life

This time the milestone birthday came with a gift from the party celebrant herself: sage advice.

Staff members at a New York nursing home recently celebrated a century-plus of life for one of their favorite residents. 

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Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (August 2021)

Concierge: Dimitry Schwartz
Patient’s Age:
40-years-old
Initial Admission Date:
4/23/2021
Admitted From:
Stony Brook Hospital
Therapy Discharge Date:
9/06/2021
Reason for Stay:
Chronic Respiratory Failure, Severe Morbid Obesity, Hypertension, Diabetes. 


Details of Experience:
Derry was living with his brother before being hospitalized. He began to experience continuous shortness of breath at home and decided to check himself into Stony Brook ER. He was quickly assessed, and it was determined that his situation was rather difficult. Derry was placed into an induced coma for a month and required over three months of acute care. When Derry was ready to be discharged from the hospital, he needed additional subacute care. He discussed his options with case management and decided on the Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

Derry was greeted on arrival by Hamlet’s amazing interdisciplinary team, including the nursing team, social work, reception, and others. Derry’s positive attitude was infectious. Derry was determined to improve. He arrived with a lot of medical complexities, including a tracheostomy collar (a mechanism to provide optimal oxygen airflow). He also had left-side weakness and an inability to walk. Derry’s medical case was also compounded by his weight status, as he was morbidly obese. Needless to say, Derry and Hamlet had work to do.

The dietary, nursing, and rehab team got to work at a fast pace on Derry’s medical, nutritional and rehabilitative therapy. Hamlet’s dietitian began to work with Derry on weight management strategies and personalized therapeutic diets that would promote weight loss. Derry was provided nutrition education and guidance on how to keep his weight down when he left the community. The rehab focused on many aspects of improvement for Derry, including improved bed mobility, transferring out of various places, including beds, cars, etc., all while maintaining optimal oxygen levels. Ambulation on uneven and even surfaces. Something to note of significant improvement in ambulation. Derry’s ability to ambulate on admission was 0 feet. After the conclusion of rehab therapy, Derry was able to ambulate over 200 feet independently. That is amazing!

Derry’s progress and improvements were his daily drivers. His round-the-clock positive attitude contributed greatly to his improvement. Derry is stronger, lighter, and has had a few new friends since he came to the Hamlet. He is excited about his future and is looking forward to resuming his life of independence and better health

The Hamlet team is thrilled with all of your success Derry, and I hope you only continue to grow, improve and be healthy!

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Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (July 2021)

Director Concierge/Assistant Administrator: Dimitry Schwartz
Patient’s Age: 69-years-old
Initial Admission Date: 6/7/2021
Admitted From: Long Island Community Hospital
Discharge Date: 7/20/2021
Reason for Stay: COVID-19 Rehab, End-stage renal disease secondary from complications of COVID, Hypertension. 


Details of Experience:
Adrienne was diagnosed with COVID19 in November of 2020. Unfortunately, her health declined quickly, which led to her hospitalization. She was placed on a ventilator and received artificial nutrition and hydration via percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG tube). Adrienne’s case is an example of how severe COVID19 can be. She has been placed on dialysis, as well, as COVID damaged her kidneys. Despite all of these challenges, Adrienne maintained a positive spirit and was determined to recover. After she was ready to receive subacute care, Adrienne chose Hamlet Rehab because of all the positive reviews she had heard.

Upon arrival, he was greeted by Hamlet’s fantastic interdisciplinary team, including nursing, reception, and other team members. Adrienne was weak and required extensive rehabilitation to help her regain the ability to ambulate safely, perform bed mobility, getting up, overall coordination, and range of motion. Adrienne was always having difficulty performing activities of daily living such as self-bathing, grooming, toileting, and dressing. The fantastic Rehabilitation team at Hamlet was up to the challenge. The physical and occupational therapists worked extensively with Adrienne. In 6 weeks, the team was able to achieve outstanding results. Adrienne was able to regain her independence with daily activities, as well as walking. Adrienne also mentioned that it was the ability to connect with her husband daily that got her through many tough days. The hamlet team ensured that Adrienne could see her husband through personal and virtual visits as many times as possible. 

The Hamlet team recently connected with Adrienne. She was happy to say that she is continuing to improve and maintain a positive perspective. Our team was thrilled and honored to help you, Adrienne!

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Case Study: The Hamlet Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center at Nesconset (May 2021)

Director Concierge/Assistant Administrator: Dimitry Schwartz
Patient’s Age: 45-years-old
Initial Admission Date: 4/9/21
Admitted From: St. Francis Hospital
Discharge Date: 5/14/2021
Reason for Stay: Cervicalgia, history of spinal disc herniations, generalized weakness, falls at home


Details of Experience:
George’s issues began when he was playing college basketball. He had experienced a lumbar disc herniation, which required surgical intervention. Shortly after that, the disc below required surgery, as well. Since then, he has had problems with his lower back and experienced more herniations that led to cervical spine surgery.  About three weeks before his hospitalization, he fell while walking down the stairs and fell on his back. Since then, he has had progressive weakness and numbness on this right side. That is when he decided to check himself into St. Francis Hospital. The medical team at the hospital recommended that George would benefit from short-term rehabilitation. On April 9, George came to the Hamlet for physical and occupational therapeutic rehabilitation.  

Upon arrival, he was greeted by Hamlet’s fantastic interdisciplinary team, including social work, nursing, and reception.  George has shared that he had years of back problems, including spinal fusion surgeries and spinal disc herniations that caused lower body weakness. He had been troubled by these issues for over 20 years.  The Hamlet rehab team wasted no time and got to work with George.  Occupational therapy set goals to improve upper and lower body mobility when bathing, improve mobility when providing self-hygiene and grooming, improve lower body dressing, improve toilet transfers.  All of these functions were significantly improved from the need for moderate assistance to standby assistance.  Physical therapy had also set very exciting goals.  They improved Mr. Cahill’s ambulation abilities, bed mobility, functional transfers, stabilized gait patterns.  Overall, George improved significantly and was excited to return home with improved independence. During his leisure time, when he was not doing rehab, he enjoyed chatting with the staff, watching TV, sports betting on his phone, and watching his favorite shows. 

Hamlet would like to thank George for choosing the rehabilitation journey with us.  We wish you health and happiness.

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