Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (February 2018)

Patients Age: 58
Admission Date: 2/15/18
Admitted From: Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Discharge Date: 3/8/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 21 days
Reason for Stay: Knee surgery
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Family and friends have had success in the rehabilitation program.

Details of Experience:

Upon admission, Mrs. E. Tinsley had some expectations and excitement as she entered the Cortlandt rehabilitation program! Knowing the community from past friends and family, E. Tinsley was confident in choosing Cortlandt Healthcare to start her journey of recovery after her knee surgery. Mrs. E. Tinsley wanted to set goals for herself so she would be able to get herself back to living on her own in her home.

At the start of physical therapy and during the initial evaluation, E. Tinsley had a baseline of one assist and had a difficult time shifting weight due to the surgery. Goals were made by physical therapy and E. Tinsley to concur over the next few weeks. One goal was to safely balance and stand while performing self-care activities. At the beginning, E. Tinsley was unable to shift her weight or stand for an extended amount of time, but just two weeks after therapy, she was able to stand and balance 1-2 minutes without any support! Another goal that was made was being able to transfer safely out of bed from a lying position to feet flat on the floor. Initially, E. Tinsley had assistance of two people to safely complete the task; then just a week later, she was able to perform the task on her own with the assist of the bed rail! Lastly, E. Tinsley made a goal to ambulate 150 feet with her walker. At first, E. Tinsley’s ambulation was 15 feet with her walker and had one assist, but within two weeks, determination and motivation, E. Tinsley achieved her goal and ambulated 150 feet with her walker!

During her stay, E. Tinsley had to share her experience and the great progress she made. “Overall, my experience was excellent! I like it here, it has been so pleasant! The nurses and aides treated me very well and the therapy – I loved it! They are so good to me! Therapy helped me achieve all my goals and there was no slacking off – trust me I tried! Everything is so nice and it is a clean environment. It is so cheerful and the community makes you feel at ease; it is so beautiful!”