Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (October 2017)

Patients Age: 72
Admission Date: 7/11/17
Admitted From: Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Discharge Date: 10/17/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: Three months and six days
Reason for Stay: PT for bronchopneumonia and muscle weakness
How did this patient hear about Cortlandt Healthcare? Hudson Valley Hospital

Details of Experience:

L. Sanabria arrived to Cortlandt Healthcare at the age of 72 seeking physical therapy for his recent diagnosis of bronchopneumonia and muscle weakness. During treatment, L. Sanabria required physical therapy six times a week for at least four weeks. The initial goals that were anticipated were to safely ambulate 75 feet using a rolling walker, then increase steps to 150 feet, and with assistance, go up and down seven steps. Over the next couple of weeks, therapy worked hand and hand with L. Sanabria to increase his gait and overall balance and strength. On August 1st L. Sanabria was able to ambulate 250 feet with a rolling walker! One month later, on September 1st, L. Sanabria was reevaluated and able to ambulate 400 feet with a rolling walker! He not only met his goal, but exceeded it and his expectations.

The next goal L. Sanabria had to meet and overcome were the stairs. A goal was set of seven steps; by August 28th he was able to achieve the seven steps while holding the sides of the handrails. When speaking to L. Sanabria he explains his time here was “a big experience.” L. Sanabria continued to share, “physical therapy went very well. My therapist, Bob; he is my buddy. He did beautifully and he helped me out so much. Nursing has been very good and they always helped me out.” Overall, L. Sanabria shared that “everything went perfect and I am very happy!” We wish him nothing but the best as he continues to heal and strive for greatness!