Patients Age: 83 Admission Date: 8/16/17 Admitted From: Hudson Valley Hospital Center Discharge Date: 9/14/17 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 29 Days Reason for Stay: Abscess of liver How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Through the social worker at Hudson Valley Hospital
Details of Experience:
D. Holloman came to Cortlandt admitted from Hudson Valley Hospital Center with a diagnosis of an abscess liver, muscle weakness, paraplegia, and essential hypertension, which caused her to have a PICC line in place and a JP drain. At the age of 83-years-old, D. Holloman was living alone and needed help gaining her strength back during her recovery. During her stay, D. Holloman received therapy six times a week and made great progress.
Upon admission, D. Holloman had difficulty walking and arrived walking a total of 60 feet. At the time of graduation and her discharge home, she was up to 350 feet! Throughout the weeks D. Holloman is able to maintain good balance while standing up without any support and eventually continued on and graduated at the highest practical level for her therapy.
D. Holloman’s physical and occupational therapy worked hand-in-hand to ensure she was aware of all the safety precautions in order to enhance the highest quality of life for her. They also worked on improving the ability and knowledge to safely return home to her private residence.
D. Holloman successful discharged home, but before doing so she expressed her experience of her journey to us. D. Holloman shared that during this time it was a learning experience and the rehabilitation was excellent and the staff were wonderful. She also shared her experience by saying, “my whole experience was overall very good. I learned a lot and physical therapy was excellent. I got along with everyone and everyone (staff and patients) treated me like a mother and a friend, it was so nice.”
The Cortlandt Healthcare community was excited to host an end-of-the-Summer Labor Day BBQ for staff, residents and families on September 5th!
As another Summer season came to an end, Cortlandt celebrated the Labor Day holiday with delicious barbecue and festive music. Those in attendance enjoyed a scrumptious spread of fresh hamburgers, “all-American” hotdogs and barbecue chicken, a crowd favorite, wonderful potato salad and coleslaw, succulent watermelon and sugar-free cupcakes!
Thank you to those who joined us. Fall, here we come!
Cortlandt Healthcare was excited to host their festive Summer Luau Barbecue in celebration of the exciting season at the community! Residents, staff and families were treated to delicious sweet & sour pork and chicken teriyaki with fresh garden and fruit salads! A scrumptious pineapple upside down cake was also served!
Entertainment provided by the fabulous Sue Larsen made us all feel as if we were enjoying the day in Hawaii!’
Howard Cohen, talented cellist within the community, paid a special visit to Cortlandt Healthcare this week! Cohen was kind enough to perform for our residents and staff while also providing a quick lesson. We had a blast! Check out his performance!
The Cortlandt Healthcare community is thrilled to announce that Lorraine Parker is this year’s “Art For Life” winner!
Throughout the month of July, Cortlandt Healthcare celebrated “Art For Life”, a platform designed for residents, staff and families to express and share their creative talents. Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s celebration!
A special congratulations to Lorraine Parker for being this year’s winner and representing Cortlandt Healthcare in the national CareRite Centers 2018 calendar!
Patients Age: 70 Admission Date: March 5, 2017 Admitted From: Discharge Date: May 8th, 2017 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: Reason for Stay: Two-part displaced left humeral fracture with delayed healing. How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Hospital referral
Details of Experience:
Nancy Paskin was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on March 5, 2017 with a diagnosis of a two-part displaced left humeral fracture with delayed healing. Ms. Paskin is a 70-year-old female who lived alone prior to her fall. She also was diagnosed with additional co-morbidities including obesity, hypertension, hyperlipidemia, bilateral lower extremity cellulitis and bilateral knee arthritis. Her left humeral pain upon admission was a 7/10 and her knee pain was a 6/10 with any upright standing or walking. She shared that she fell while walking in a restaurant on a wet floor. Prior to her falling, Nancy was independent in all aspects of daily living including driving.
Nancy received physical and occupational therapy six days per week and concentrated on decreasing the pain in her knees and left shoulder, increasing her lower body strength, and increasing her dynamic standing balance core strength. Nancy was introduced to adaptive equipment assistance with one-handed techniques to help with all dressing and toileting tasks by her occupational therapist. This presented a challenge as Nancy was non-weight bearing on her left arm and was unable to use it for any care activities. Physical therapy worked alongside Nancy on her knee pain by applying both heat and ice packs daily prior to her therapy session and occupational therapy applied heat and ice to her left shoulder.
After several appointments with her orthopedist, Nancy’s weight bearing status was lifted and she was able to work towards a discharge plan. The largest obstacles were the ability to get into her house, completing three stairs with two rails and also getting into her car. Nancy participated in step-ups in the parallel bars before attempting the stairs and was successful upon discharge. Nancy’s family also brought her own car to Cortlandt so that the patient could complete a car transfer with her own car. Occupational therapy began with pendulum exercises and advanced to full weight bearing activities with her left arm prior to discharge.
Nursing interventions included pain management daily prior to therapy session, management of her lower extremity cellulitis and assistance with her activities of daily living on the unit.
Nancy successfully discharged to her home on May 8th, 2017, further continuing therapy and home care at home. Nancy has contacted us since her discharge and shared with us that she is doing great! Congratulations, Nancy!
Patients Age: 68 Admission Date: 2/24/2017 Admitted From: Acute care hospital Discharge Date: 3/09/2017 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 2 weeks Reason for Stay: Right hip Replacement How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Hospital referral
Details of Experience:
Mr. T was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on 2/24/17 after being hospitalized for a right hip replacement.
Upon admission, Mr. T was evaluated by physical and occupational therapy to begin his personalized plan of care. Mr. T presented with a decrease in strength, reduced balance, decreased ability to ambulate safely, transfer to and from bed and required assistance with dressing and bathing. Mr. T received physical and occupational therapy 7x week to address all of his deficits and return him to his prior level of functioning in preparation for a safe discharge home.
Mr. T also received post-surgical skilled nursing care (vitals, pain management, and wound care for the surgical site).
After 24 days of restorative rehab and skilled nursing care, Mr. T was discharged home at an independent level of functional mobility with the use of a rolling walker. He was able to manage his activities of daily living at home and continued his rehab on an outpatient basis.