Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (January 2017)

Patients Age: 72
Admission Date: 11/09/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 12/31/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 7.5 Weeks
Reason for Stay: Hospitalized for sepsis
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Acute Care Hospital

Details of Experience:

Mr. C. was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare after being hospitalized for sepsis. Mr. C. presented with an overall decrease in strength, which affected his functional mobility including that of: walking, dressing, bathing, grooming and eating.
Mr. C was evaluated by physical, occupational and speech therapy and found to be appropriate for all disciplines and their services.

Mr. C received physical and occupational therapy six days per week and speech therapy five days per week. Physical and occupational therapy addressed deficits of walking, stairs negotiation, car transfers and decreased ADL’S (Activity of Daily Living). Speech supported Mr. C’s deficits surrounding his difficulty with chewing and swallowing food safely.

After four weeks of skilled physical, occupational and speech therapy, Mr. C was discharged home at an independent level where he was able to walk using a rolling walker, dressing, bathing and eating!

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (December 2016)

Patients Age: 89
Admission Date: 11/23/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 12/24/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 4 Weeks
Reason for Stay: Fall, resulting in hip fracture
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Hospital Referral

Details of Experience:

Mrs. B was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on November 23, 2016 in result of an inpatient hospitalization due to a fall, which resulted in a fracture of her left hip. Mrs. B also presented with a history of Atrial fibrillation, a previous transient ischemic attack and diabetes.

Upon evaluation by the physical and occupational therapy teams, it was noted that Mrs. B required assistance of one person with her activities of daily living (i.e. getting in and out of bed, dressing, bathing, toileting) as well as significant decrease in overall strength and balance. Mrs. B was placed on program to achieve her prior level of functioning prior to her hospitalization. Her goal was to develop independence in her activities of daily living and activity within her community.

After just four, short weeks of skilled physical and occupational therapy and skilled nursing services, Mrs. B achieved her therapeutic goals and was medically approved to return home at an independent level with the use of a rolling walker. We wish her nothing but the best as she continues to set her goals high and achieve them one step at a time.

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (November 2016)

Patients Age: 70
Admission Date: 10/11/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 11/14/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 4 Weeks
Reason for Stay: Respiratory failure
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Hospital Referral

Details of Experience:

Mr. R was admitted on 10/11/2016 after being hospitalized for acute respiratory failure. In addition to his admitting diagnosis, Mr. R was diagnosed with diabetes, lung disease, consistent oxygen support, history of chronic back pain and strokes.

Upon admission, Mr. R presented with a decrease in strength and his overall functional mobility. Mr. R received skilled physical and occupational therapy services six times a week. Mr. R also took great pride in participating in our renowned pulmonary rehabilitation program. Within the pulmonary program, he received weekly education from highly-trained respiratory therapists as well as an exercise training program with our licensed exercise physiologist.

After a short four week stay of recovery, Mr. R met and exceeded all therapeutic goals, resulting in his discharge home at a Supervision/Modified Independence level for all functional mobility and activities of daily living. Congratulations, Mr. R. on your exceptional journey to recovery and ReNEWal!

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Hanukkah Celebration at Cortlandt

Cortlandt Healthcare recently celebrated the beginning of Hanukkah with Rabbi Cohen. Chris, the food service director, cooked up delicious latkes (with apple sauce and sour cream), blintzes, challah bread, and mini strudels with grape juice. Everyone had a wonderful evening!

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (October 2016)

Patients Age: 73
Admission Date: 7/28/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 10/7/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 10 weeks
Reason for Stay: Urinary tract infection
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare?

Details of Experience:

Mr. O was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on July 28, 2016 after being hospitalized for a urinary tract infection, paraplegia and chronic lower back pain due to spinal stenosis. Mr. O was evaluated by the physical and occupational therapy teams at Cortlandt, where it was noted that her was suffering from significant upper and lower body weakness and a severe decline in overall functional mobility. Mr. O was unable to walk, required the assistance of two nursing team members to ambulate to and from bed and was unable to dress or transfer to the restroom himself without assistance. Additionally, due to the urinary tract infection diagnosis, the clinical team was consistently monitoring vitals, oxygen saturation and urinary output.

Mr. O received 10 weeks of physical and occupational therapy services where the focus was on upper and lower body strengthening, balance and gait training as well as effective methods to increase functional mobility with his activities of daily living. Modalities were also utilized to assist Mr. O’s complaints of lower back pain. Upon discharge, Mr. O was able to transfer to and from bed, ambulate with a rolling walker, toilet himself and perform his activities of daily living without assistance. He was safely discharged home with his wife and continues to do very well. The team at Cortlandt wish you nothing but the best as you continue to strengthen and heal, Mr. O.

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The Red Hat Society Social

The Red Hat Society (RHS)  is an international social organization originally founded in 1998. Today, there are over 20,000 chapters in the United States.

Cortlandt Healthcare was excited to host a Red Hat Society Social on November 15th from 2:30-3:30pm. Residents decorated their own hats and were served empanadas, orange cranberry cake (that they made that morning) and delicious beverages.

Cooking Class Graduation

Cortlandt Healthcare was proud to host their cooking class 101 graduation ceremony! Graduation took place Nov. 10, 2016 at 2:30pm. The class instructor was Chris Kane, and assistants were Nancy Lynn and Luz Corona (Recreation Leaders). Congratulations to our graduates!

Cooking Class at Cortlandt Healthcare

Cortlandt recently hosted a community cooking class with Director of Food Services, Chris Kane. Everyone had a great time cooking together, making their own personal lasagnas! Join us for our next class!

 

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (September 2016)

Patients Age: 66
Admission Date: 8/18/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date:
Discharged To:
Length of Stay: 5 weeks
Reason for Stay: cervical spine laminectomy/discectomy

Details of Experience:

Mr. L was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare for short term rehabilitation resulting from a hospitalization for a cervical spine laminectomy/discectomy and fusion. Mr. L also suffered from pneumonia and an infection of his surgical site.

Mr. L presented with significant neurological weakness of his upper and lower extremities. His ability to swallow was also affected, which resulted in Mr. L having requiring a modified therapeutic diet of pureed foods and nectar thick liquids.

As stated previously, Mr. L presented with a significant functional decline with all mobility. He required a mechanical lift to transfer to and from bed. He was also unable to dress himself and required assistance with his meals.

Since admission, Mr. L has been receiving skilled physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and skilled nursing care seven times a week. Mr. L has made excellent progress with all functional mobility and continues to benefit from further skilled interventions to help him achieve his prior level of functional independence.

Mr. L no longer requires a mechanical lift to transfer to and from bed. He can also manage with the assistance of one support person. He is able to walk 50 feet using a rolling walker with minimal assist of two people. He no longer requires assistance with his meals and has been discharged from speech therapy with an upgrade to a regular diet and thin liquids. He will continue to receive skilled therapy with the expectation for him to continue to improve towards a higher level of functional independence!

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