Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (November 2018)

Patients Age: 83-years-old
Admission Date: 10/16/18
Admitted From: Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Discharged Date: 11/14/18
Discharged to: Home
Length of Stay: 29 days
Reason for Stay: Abscess of liver
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Through the social worker at Hudson Valley Hospital

Details of Experience:
Delores H. arrived to Cortlandt Healthcare after a stay at Hudson Valley Hospital Center with a diagnosis of an abscessed liver, muscle weakness, paraplegia, and essential hypertension, which caused her to have a PICC line in place and a JP drain. At the age of 83-years-old, Delores H. was living alone and needed help gaining her strength back during her recovery. During her stay, Delores H. received therapy six times a week and made great progress.

Upon entering our community, Delores H. had difficulty walking and came in walking a total of 60 feet. At the time of graduation and her discharge home, she was up to 350 feet! Throughout the weeks, Delores H. was able to maintain good balance while standing up without any support and eventually continued on and graduated at the highest practical level for her therapy.

Delores H.’s physical and occupational therapy teams worked hand and hand to ensure she knew all the safety precautions in order to enhance the best quality of life for her.

Delores H. had a successful discharge home, but before doing so she expressed her experience at Cortlandt. Delores H. shared that during this time it was a learning experience, all while the complete staff was wonderful. Delores H. also shared her experience by saying, “my whole experience was overall very good. I learned a lot and physical therapy was excellent. I got along with everyone and everyone (staff and patients) treated me like a mother and a friend and it was so nice.”

We are proud of Delores H’s recovery to return back home. We wish her the best of luck and to keep up the great work!