Patients Age: 48 Admission Date: 3/13/2015 Admitted From: Westchester Medical Center Discharge Date: Discharged To: Length of Stay: so far 1 week Reason for Stay: car accident How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Down the road from her daughter
Details of Experience:
C.Deagan is a patient here at Cortlandt Healthcare. I sit down with Mrs. Deagan and we start talking: Mrs. Deagan starts telling me that she has gone through 5 car accidents since 1988 and required 9 major surgeries all over her body. Driving to and from numerous hospitals, followed by crazy amounts of physical therapy but just never found the right therapy. So I ask Mrs. Deagan what made you decide to come to Cortlandt Healthcare? Mrs. Deagan replies by saying I don’t know what made me decide by choosing Cortlandt Healthcare, but it was the best thing that ever happened to me.
The minute I walked out of the elevator the smiles on the faces of the nurses, just made me think I can do this. Next morning I walked into therapy with the help of the Nurses and rehab and it was amazing. The Rehab is pushing me, and that’s making me push even harder and I feel so much better and accomplished. I picked this place because my daughter lives right down the road, and it turned out to be the best choice of my life. The OT’S and PT’S are so good to me here. Every day as I am going around doing routine checks Mrs. Deagen always stops and says to me, I’m doing so much better because the nurses and Therapists are so good to me.
Cortlandt Healthcare was excited to host their community “Paint and Pinot” evening for local community social workers on Thursday, April 7th. Everyone in attendance enjoyed delicious food, great conversation, and had the opportunity to create their own masterpiece!
Patients Age: 79 Admission Date: 11/30/2015 Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital- HVHC Discharge Date: End of the Month Discharged To: Independent Living Length of Stay: 90 Days Reason for Stay: Congestive Heart Failure, recent fall at home, Gout, Urinary Tract Infection How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Wife is here
Details of Experience:
The patient was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on November 30th, 2015 with a Diagnosis of Congestive Heart Failure, recent fall at home, Gout, Urinary Tract Infection. Upon admission he was given a wheelchair as he was also a fall risk. The patient was not a stranger to our facility as His wife was a patient on the 3rd floor and receiving skilled Pt and OT services. He would drive himself to the facility daily and walk into the nursing home with a Rolling walker with no assistance.
Since November 30, 2015 the patient has been receiving skilled Pt and OT 6 times a week to work in areas of Lower and Upper body strength, Ambulation with a RW with increased distances each week and decreased amount of assistance, He has completed 3-5 stairs with one and tow rails and practiced his balance in all standing activities with increased Independence weekly. Occupational therapy has worked with him on his toileting, grooming and dressing and increased his advancement towards Independence weekly.
Physical and Occupational therapy had goals for the patient to discharge back to his home at a Independent level. Due to family circumstance the Patient has decided to discharge to an assisted living facility.
As of this date 2/8/2016 the patient is ambulating in the facility Independently with a RW and is able to complete all his grooming and toileting on his home . He is able to walk to the Nurses desk and visit his wife in her room or sit with her in the café to enjoy their meals together.
Presently the therapy staff is working along with the social work department and the patient ‘s family to generate a safe discharge to an assisted living facility. He will receive 3 meals a day and have transportation to Cortlandt healthcare so that he can visit his wife daily.
Cortlandt Healthcare hosted a successful ‘on the road’ Heart Health Seminar at the Cortlandt Senior Center on Wednesday, March 23rd. There was a fantastic turn out! The discussion was led by Dr. Craig Hametz.
Patients Age: 74 Admission Date: 11/11/15 Admitted From: Acute care Hospital Discharge Date: 1/1/16 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 52 Days Reason for Stay: Broken Hip How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare?Mother was here
Details of Experience:
The patient was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on 11/11/15 after being hospitalized for a fall, which resulted in a comminuted fracture of his right hip. The patient required surgery to his hip, which involved placement of hardware to secure the fracture. Upon discharge from the hospital the patient was given orders that he could only put weight through his toes on the right side.
Due to his injury the patient was limited with his ability to ambulate, move between surfaces safely and perform his overall activities of daily living. Upon admission to Cortlandt Healthcare the patient was placed on PT and OT services. Therapy taught him how to safely perform functional mobility and maintain his toe touch weight bearing status. The patient was also taught how to manage dressing and bathing with appropriate adaptive equipment. After almost a month the patient was given permission to weight bear through his right leg. This allowed the patient to progress to independence with ambulation, stair negotiation, transfers and overall functional mobility. The patient was discharged 1/1/16.
Patients Age: 64 Admission Date: 10/29/15 Admitted From: Acute care Hospital-HVHC Discharge Date: 11/24/15 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 13 Days Reason for Stay: Hip Replacement How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare?Google for insurance
Details of Experience:
The patient was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on October 30, 2015 after being hospitalized for a right total hip replacement. Upon evaluation of physical and occupational thearpy it was assessed that the patient was limited with her overall upper and lower body strength, right lower extremity range of motion and required extensive assist with all of her functional activities. The patient was also limited by significant pain in the right hip. With all the data gathered, all disciplines (PT/OT and nursing) developed an interdisciplinary care plan with goals/ interventions that would help reduce the pain and return her back home at her prior level of function. After two weeks of skilled physical and occupational therapy and skilled nursing the patient was pain free and independent with all her activities of daily living.
Physician Services: Patient Stated, “Overall for most part fantastic.”
Concierge Services: Patient Stated “Been a pleasure, above and beyond with all my complaining you still came back every time with a smile, and I have seen all the grief you get and you always have a smile on.”
Patients Age: 79 Admission Date: 9/16/15 Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital – Northern Westchester Hospital Discharge Date: 11/24/15 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 69 Days Reason for Stay: Hospitalized for aspiration Pneumonia How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Dr. Stadlin
The patient was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on September 16, 2015 after being hospitalized for aspiration pneumonia. Patient has a complicated medical history which includes a history of cancer to the head and neck. Due to this cancer the patient has a feeding tube to help maintain his nutritional status, because his swallowing abilities were compromised due to the cancer.
The patient was assessed by Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy and found to be a candidate for all three disciplines. The Patient was severely deconditioned from a functional standpoint and even now had to use oxygen, which he did not have prior to being hospitalized. So, the patient was placed on all three therapies. Receiving Physical and Occupational Therapy 7 x week and Speech therapy 5 x week. In addition, nursing and dietary all developed interdisciplinary care plans with the hopes of returning the patient to home at his prior level of function.
As the patient’s functional capabilities improved and he stabilized medically, the patient became a great candidate for our cardiopulmonary program. He was seen by our exercise physiologists 3 x week, in addition to his regular exercise regime. As a result of the cardiopulmonary program, nursing monitoring oxygen saturations on just room air, the patient was able to return home no longer dependent on the oxygen.
After two months of rehabilitation, the patient was discharged to home being able to perform all activities of daily living at an independent level with professional recommendations for safety with regards to mobility and swallowing to prevent aspirating incidents in the future.
Patients Age: 75 Admission Date: 2/1/14 Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital Discharge Date: Discharged To: Length of Stay: Reason for Stay: Coronary artery disease, Cognitive loss, history of falls, Hypertension
Mr. M. Sanchez is a 75-year-old man. He is currently a long term resident at Cortlandt Healthcare. He has been a long term resident since February 2014. Mr. Sanchez’s medical diagnosis includes Coronary artery disease, Cognitive loss, history of falls, Hypertension. Mr. Sanchez is a resident on the second floor and has been in a wheelchair for more then a year.
Currently PT had just finished with MR. Sanchez 7 weeks on skilled PT and 5 weeks on skilled OT and has been working towards a personal goal to ambulate in the facility with a rolling walker, to be able to dress and toilet himself. Mr. Sanchez’s son is very involved in his father care and well-being and has had several interactions with the treating physical and occupational therapists.
The staff on the second floor has also been very involved in Mr. Sanchez’s treatment plan of care. They have been educated and are able to follow through with his ambulation, toileting and dressing education. They have been encouraging him to attempt to do more for himself and have had good results.
This Monday November 9th, Mr. Sanchez will be given a rolling walker and his wheelchair will be taken away. Mr. Sanchez will be able to ambulate in and around the facility independently. Although he will still need minimal assistance for toileting and lower body dressing, he and his family are very pleased that he will be able to walk around on his own.
On October 9th, the Cortlandt Healthcare Rehabilitation Team wore pins and pink ribbons to show support for Breast Cancer Awareness! We are proud to be a member of the CareRite Centers network that supports Breast Cancer Awareness and Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
Cortlandt Healthcare Takes Heart Health on the Road!
On August 28, 2015 Cortlandt Healthcare’s cardiologist, Dr. Hametz, presented an informational seminar on Cardiac well-being at Jefferson Village. It was a fantastic educational event, and an extremely successful turn out. We are proud to give back to the community!