Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (November 2017)

Patients Age: 84
Admission Date: 9/19/17
Admitted From: Bronx VA Hospital
Discharge Date: 11/21/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 63 days
Reason for Stay: Chest pain and muscle weakness
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Thomas T. knew about Cortlandt Healthcare as he was a patient previously in 2013.

Details of Experience:

During Thomas T.’s stay at Cortlandt Healthcare, he was very determined to regain his strength and eventually be discharged home. Thomas T. came to therapy with a right and left knee brace and chest pain. His baseline in therapy was fair and required a one person assist, but had some difficulty shifting his weight. In the beginning, Thomas T. was only able to walk a total of five feet and was not able to use the stairs.

After receiving physical therapy six days a week for a few weeks, Thomas T. was able to gain momentum and muscle in his legs. He progressed from walking five feet to 100 feet just four weeks later, and he was also now able to walk 150 feet by November 20th!

Once Thomas T. was able to get up and walk, the next goal were the stairs. Thomas T. had to set a goal to overcome multiple stairs in order to qualify for a safe and approved discharge home. During his eighth week, Thomas T. was able to walk up and down a total of 16 stairs! Lastly, Thomas T. completed his goal of a car transfer safely and independently the same week!

Outside of therapy, Thomas T. enjoyed playing bingo and meals in the day room with the other patients. During his initial, weekly, and monthly concierge evaluations, Thomas T. described the nursing staff as, “excellent, they are all very good and they always do what I ask!” Thomas T. describes his physically therapy experience as, “they are excellent and always on top of my exercises. They are fantastic and such professionals!” Overall, Thomas T. rated his experience a 10 out of 10 for satisfaction!