Case Study: The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (August 2017)

Patients Age: 59
Admission Date: 8/1/17
Admitted From: Westchester Medical Center
Discharge Date: 8/25/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 24 days
Reason for Stay: Total Left Hip Replacement
How did Patient hear about The Enclave at Rye? Hospital

Details of Experience:

Valerie was admitted to The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on August 1, 2017 from Westchester Medical Center after undergoing elective total left hip arthroplasty due to her history of osteoarthritis. The interdisciplinary team, including the nurses, social worker, and doctor warmly welcomed Valerie into her new environment, making her feel at ease and comfortable.

Upon admission, Valerie was assessed as requiring extensive assist of two for bed mobility and transfers, extensive assist of one for mobility on the unit, and extensive assist of one for dressing and hygiene. Additionally, Valerie was a 10/10 on the pain scale, requiring strict pain management. Marlene, her physical therapist, and Marissa, her occupational therapist, coordinated with the nursing staff to initiate a pain management regimen to allow Valerie to maximize her time spent in therapy.

The warm family-like atmosphere at The Enclave contributed to a comforting environment, where Valerie felt secure in the hands of the staff and made immediate progress. She regained her upper-body and lower-body muscle strength, allowing her the ability to increase her functional mobility. After only ten days, she could perform personal hygiene under supervision and could safely ambulate one hundred feet under supervision, using a rolling walker. As her pain intensity decreased over time, Valerie’s progress steadily increased, allowing her to become more comfortable and advance in therapy.

Valerie was discharged back home on August 25th, 2017, a different person compared with when she arrived. Her pain intensity decreased to 3/10, transfers and mobility could be performed independently and she could safely climb 15 stairs with stand by assist and walk 350 feet with a rolling walker! She could also perform ADL’s, such as dressing and personal hygiene independently. The Enclave team was thrilled to be able to see Valerie return home functioning as she had before her elective surgery and we wish her continued good health!