Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (January 2018)

Patients Age: 82
Admission Date: 12/26/17
Admitted From: Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Discharge Date: 1/26/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 31 days
Reason for Stay: Sciatica and difficulty walking
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Patient’s daughter did research on the

Details of Experience:

Mrs. Ana R. came into Cortlandt Healthcare on a snowy December day. Admitted from Hudson Valley Hospital Center, we learned that Ana R. was in need for rehabilitation for her sciatica and difficulty walking. Ana R. came to the community with minimal ability to walk on her own, but her spirits were high and she was ready to get better again!

With therapy by her side, and family to support her, Ana R. made goals that she not only set, but achieved with pride so she could be on her journey home. Ana R. needed to be able to go up and down stairs, walk a certain distance, and be able to transfer safely and independently. The baseline for Ana R. upon admission was a maximum assistance of one to help ambulate. Just a little over two weeks, Ana R. was able to perform a safe transfer on her own.

The next goal that had to be met was walking over a certain distance. Ana R. had a baseline of being able to walk 40 feet with a rolling walker. In just two short weeks, and a lot of motivation, Ana R. was able to ambulate 200 feet with her rolling walker! After Ana R. was steady on her feet and gained her strength back in her legs, she was able to give the stairs a try. After a few attempts, and a week later, Ana R. was able to ascend and descend eight steps with both hands on the hand rails.

Throughout Ana R.’s experience she shared that, “there are such nice people around. Everybody is so friendly and happy! My physical therapy was very nice; excellent actually! I feel so happy!”