Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (April 2020)

Patient Age: 77 years old
Admission Date: 03/08/2020
Admitted From: Hospital for Special Surgery
Discharged Date: 04/28/2020
Discharged to: Home
Length of Stay: 51 days
Reason for Stay: Left ankle replacement
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? A neighbor who is a Physical Therapist recommended Cortlandt Healthcare

Details of Experience:
In early 2020, Bryan had a lot of pain and difficulty walking while doing daily activities and chores around the house. Following many years of working in a moving company and doing the heavy lifting, he needed an ankle replacement. He had ankle replacement surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery and he remained in the hospital for 3 days for recovery. During his research for rehabilitation options his neighbor, a Physical Therapist, recommended he go to Cortlandt Healthcare.

Upon arriving at Cortlandt Healthcare, Bryan was welcomed by a friendly nursing and concierge staff. While he lived independently at home, he knew it would take work to return to that point. When asked his own self-goal, he said, “When I finish my rehab, I want to be able to ride my bike around the campground and snorkel!” Once settled into the community, Bryan was assessed by the Cortlandt’s rehabilitation team, to create a personalized treatment plan.

He had minimal bed mobility and was non-weight bearing on his left leg. Because of this, he was unable to walk. Working regularly with therapists Ricky and Mike, Bryan began putting weight on his ankle again after only a few days, in a difficult journey he compared to his time serving in the Air Force. During his time at Cortlandt, Bryan enjoyed reading books and watching TV while not in therapy. He also liked to look out of his window on nice days and enjoyed the food while he was staying with us!

Bryan was walking around on his own wearing only a boot until the beginning of May. After he no longer needed the boot, he was 100% weight-bearing and returned to functional independence.

If needed, Bryan would choose to come back to Cortlandt Healthcare because of his positive experience. “My ‘vacation’ at Cortlandt Healthcare has been very positive. The staff has been excellent and helpful and I can’t wait to get home!” Bryan will forever be a part of the Cortlandt Healthcare family and wish him all the best.