Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (Q1 2022)

Concierge Director: Dominic Marello
Patient’s Age: 60
Admission Date: 01/14/22
Admitted From: Westchester Medical Center
Discharge Date: 02/18/22
Discharged To: Home
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation
How Did the Patient Here About Cortlandt Healthcare? Referred by Hospital


Details of Experience:
Eileen was admitted to Westchester Medical Center after being officially diagnosed with Guillain-Barr√© syndrome. GBS is a rare, autoimmune disorder in which a person’s immune system damages the nerves, causing muscle weakness and sometimes paralysis. At Westchester Medical Center, Eileen underwent surgery on her back/spine. Doing thorough research, Eileen and her partner Mike decided to choose Cortlandt Healthcare for recovery due to Cortlandt’s incredible rehabilitation program. Eileen’s main goal during her stay here was to maintain independence once again and be home with her family.

Upon arrival, Eileen was assessed by our interdisciplinary team, which includes nursing, Concierge, recreation, and dietary. Eileen was immediately greeted by Dominic, Concierge, who was able to help make Eileen’s experience more comfortable and easy. Dominic was an outlet to make sure Eileen received everything she needed during her stay, including food options, making sure her medication was given at specific times, making sure recreation gave her independent activities and avid participation in group activities as well and providing weekly evaluations to make sure her needs are met. Eileen was assessed by rehab and was given short and long-term goals to monitor her progress during her rehabilitation process. These short and long-term goals include bed mobility, balance, toileting, and stair assessment.

During Eileen’s stay, she received Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy. Eileen progressed from maximum assist to minimum assist with all bed mobility tasks and moderate to minimum functional transfer tasks. Working hard with Occupational Therapy, Eileen went from poor to fair in standing balance and total dependence to stand by assist for toileting tasks. Eileen ascended and descended from 0 to 6 stairs total and ambulated 40 feet with moderate assistance to 60 feet with minimum assistance. After three weeks, Eileen required maximum assistance for minimum aid on most activities. Throughout her journey at Cortlandt Healthcare, Eileen made consistent efforts to achieve all short-term and long-term goals during her stay. Throughout her journey at Cortlandt Healthcare, Eileen made consistent efforts to achieve all short-term and long-term goals during her stay.

Eileen was discharged to her home on February 18 after 35 days of rehabilitation. Right before her departure, Eileen was able to host and teach a yoga art class for the residents at Cortlandt. She showcased her talents with the Cortlandt community, and it was a great experience for everyone.

The team at Cortlandt wished Eileen nothing but the best and continued success on her journey!