Case Study: Cortlandt Healthcare (September 2017)

Patients Age: 83
Admission Date: 8/16/17
Admitted From: Hudson Valley Hospital Center
Discharge Date: 9/14/17
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:

D. Holloman came to Cortlandt admitted from Hudson Valley Hospital Center with a diagnosis of an abscess 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, D. Holloman was living alone and needed help gaining her strength back during her recovery. During her stay, D. Holloman received therapy six times a week and made great progress.

Upon admission, D. Holloman had difficulty walking and arrived walking a total of 60 feet. At the time of graduation and her discharge home, she was up to 350 feet! Throughout the weeks D. Holloman is 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.

D. Holloman’s physical and occupational therapy worked hand-in-hand to ensure she was aware of all the safety precautions in order to enhance the highest quality of life for her. They also worked on improving the ability and knowledge to safely return home to her private residence.

D. Holloman successful discharged home, but before doing so she expressed her experience of her journey to us. D. Holloman shared that during this time it was a learning experience and the rehabilitation was excellent and the staff were wonderful. She 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, it was so nice.”