Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (Feb 2015)

Patients Age: 55
Admission Date: 11/29/14
Admitted From: HVHC
Discharge Date: 2/21/15
Discharged To: home
Length of Stay: 56 days

We had a resident that was admitted to CHC on 11/29/14 status post hospitalization for Ascites, pneumonia, seizure and a past medical history of HTN, CAD and pancreatitis. Upon admission this resident required supplemental oxygen, had periods of confusion, overall edema and required extensive assist for all functional mobility. This resident was evaluated by PT and OT and was placed on a restorative program with both disciplines six times per week. The progression was slow but with support from our interdisciplinary team this resident was able to achieve her goals! After approximately two months at CHC this resident was discharged to home! She was independent with all upright activities using a rolling walker and was able to perform all of her activities of daily living as well!!

Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (Jan 2015)

Patients Age: 84
Admission Date: 10/8/14
Admitted From: Montefiore Med Center
Discharge Date: 1/15/15
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 98 days
Reason for Stay: Failed Revascularization

We had a resident that was admitted October,8, 2014, after being hospitalized with left lower extremity ischemia with a failed revascularization. The failed revascularization resulted in left above knee amputation. The resident was independent with all her activities of daily living and ambulated independently with a straight cane. Upon admission to Cortlandt Healthcare this resident was non-ambulatory and a maximum assist with transfers with all of her activities of daily living. After three months of intense nursing care, physical and occupational therapy and a new left lower extremity prosthesis, this resident was able to ambulate with a rolling walker, negotiate nine steps with two handrails with supervision and perform all activities of daily living with modified independence!!!

Virtual Vacation: Off to Russia!

On January 20th, everyone at Cortlandt Healthcare was invited to go on a special vacation! We all took a virtual vacation to Russia. Through technology we saw all the famous tourist attractions such as the Kremlin, St. Basil’s Cathedral, Catherine palace and Red Square. The residents learned about the history of Russia and how to prepare a traditional Russian dessert all while Russian music played!