Yoga with Sarah!

Join us twice a month (Mondays, from 2:30-3:30pm) for our community yoga class, hosted by Sarah! The residents of Cortlandt Healthcare love this interactive, calming and fun exercise program. For more information, please call 914.739.9150.

Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (August 2016)

Patients Age: 89
Admission Date: 7/9/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 8/2/2016
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3.5 weeks
Reason for Stay: Joint replacement rehab
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare?

Details of Experience:

Mrs. M was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare after being hospitalized due to a fall at home. The fall resulted in a high hip fracture which had to be surgically repaired, and a right rib fracture. In addition to the fracture, Mrs. M had urinary retention and a chest tube placed. Upon admission, Mrs. M was assessed by nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy. Mrs. M presented with decreased strength, endurance and a overall decline in functional mobility with all activities of daily living.

After three and a half weeks of a customized skilled physical and occupational therapy plan of care/program, as well as skilled nursing care to address her medical issues, Mrs. M was discharged to home at an independent level of functional mobility with all activities of daily living.

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (July 2016)

Patients Age: 56
Admission Date: 5/31/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 7/22/2016
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 7 weeks
Reason for Stay: Pulmonary embolism
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare?

Details of Experience:

Mrs. C was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare after being hospitalized for a pulmonary embolism. Upon admission and assessment by our interdisciplinary team, Mrs. C presented with a decrease in overall strength, even swallowing, functional mobility, and endurance and requires increase need for assistance from others with activities of daily living.
Mrs. C was placed on PT, OT and speech therapy. After receiving four weeks of skilled speech therapy and 7 weeks of skilled physical therapy and occupational therapy, Mrs. C will be discharged home at an independent level of functional mobility and assistance of a straight cane.

In addition to receiving skilled therapy services Mrs. C participated in Cortlandt Healthcare’s pulmonary program. Mrs. C received continued education from our interdisciplinary team regarding her pulmonary status as well specialized answers from our in house pulmonary therapists. Mrs. C also worked continuously with our exercise psychologist and Physical therapists to reduce her need for oxygen. Mrs. C was slowly weaned off the oxygen with careful monitoring during exercise performances of functional tasks. We are happy to say she will be discharged with no oxygen. With Mrs. C’s hard work and her dedication of our interdisciplinary team to Mrs. C’s plan of care, she has been a true success story.

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (June 2016)

Patients Age: 78
Admission Date: 04/06/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 6/19/2016
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 10 weeks
Reason for Stay: Right femur fracture
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare?

Details of Experience:

Ms. Loch was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare with a diagnosis on right femur fracture. She was Non weight bearing on the right leg for over 7 weeks and had to wear a Bledsoe brace. She did not have the ability to move in bed, toilet, transfer ambulate or dress without Max assist upon admission.

Physical therapy and Occupational therapy worked closely together with her and just as close with the staff on the 3rd floor. Each week the patient progressed so that she was able to complete all the above with minimal assistance.

Ms Loch discharged to home with a Rolling walker with no assistance on 6/19/2016. She was able to complete 16 stairs with 2 rails, walk outside on uneven surfaces and manage her activities of daily living for a safe discharge to home and the community.

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (May 2016)

Patients Age: 83
Admission Date: 04/14/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 05/05/2016
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3 weeks
Reason for Stay: Total left hip replacement.
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare?

Details of Experience:

Mrs. C was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on 4/4/2016 following surgery for a left total hip replacement. In addition to her left hip being replaced Mrs. C suffered from spinal Stenosis which caused severe back pain.

Mrs. C was evaluated by both Physical and Occupational Therapy and placed on a 6x week program with both disciplines. Upon evaluation Mrs. C required assistance of 1 person for her activities of daily living (i.e. walking, dressing, bathing, stair climbing, etc…). And due to her lower back pain her progress with Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy was limited. A pain management protocol had to be developed for Mrs. C in order for her to increase her overall functional mobility. A pharmacological plan was developed along with a core stability program for increased and electrical stimulation to also help reduce her pain.

After weeks of skilled therapy and nursing care Mrs. C was able to walk with a straight cane, climb stairs, get in and out of a car, dress and bathe herself with adaptive equipment, plan and cook a meal, all pain free.

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (April 2016)

Patients Age: 81
Admission Date: 02/01/2016
Admitted From: Acute care hospital
Discharge Date: 05/02/2016
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3 months
Reason for Stay: Pneumonia, COPD and Urinary Tract Infection
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare?

Details of Experience:

J.Halvorsen was admitted to Cortlandt Healthcare on 2/1/2016 with Diagnosis of Pneumonia, COPD and Urinary Tract Infection. She was then discharged to the hospital on 2/17 and returned on 2/25. She was admitted with CO2 retention. Mrs. Halvorsen was at an independent level prior to her admission and lived alone with her husband. Pt had been on 02 for 2 years prior to this admission and was able to manage her own 02 and all activities of daily living. Pt was admitted at a Mod A level with all which means she needed help with everything. Since February Mrs Halvorsen has progressed in all areas and will discharge to home with her husband. This success is due to many people in her family. Mrs Halvorsen receives Pt from Karen Chase and Ot from San Ambrey. She is also seen 3x a week by our exercise physiologist Matt Hahn and our respiratory therapist Sue. Mrs Halvorsen’s family has made themselves very educated in their mother’s care and are present at the facility on a daily basis. A full home evaluation was done by Occupational Therapist Sean Ambrey on April 13th with the family to assure the family of a safe discharge to home.

Recommendations were made and all changes have been done. Mrs. Halvorsen will discharge home within the next 2 weeks with her husband using a Rolling walker, m 2 liters of 02, a shower chair, safety bars on the shower and a shower seat. She will be discharged at a stand by assist level. Family is aware of all Patients needs.

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (March 2016)

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.

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Cortlandt Healthcare hosted fantastic “Paint and Pinot” Evening!

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!

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Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (February 2016)

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.

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