Concierge: Moshe Wachs
Patient age: 80 years old
Admission Date: 6/22/2021
Admitted From: Greenwich Hospital
Discharge Date: 7/18/2021
Length of Stay: 26 Days
How did the patient hear about The Enclave at Rye? Recommended by his Doctor.|
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation following bilateral leg swelling.
Details of Experience:
Gerald was admitted to The Enclave at Rye Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on June 22, 2021, from Greenwich Hospital. The Enclave at Rye was recommended to Gerald by the hospital as the best place for Gerald to get back on his feet. Upon arrival, Gerald was welcomed by the concierge and was immediately evaluated by the interdisciplinary team, including nursing, rehabilitation, social services, concierge, and recreation departments.
Shortly after, the team created a personalized treatment plan, and Gerald would greatly benefit from physical and occupational therapy, as well as getting on a balanced diet. Robert, his physical therapist, and Andrea, occupational therapist, met with Gerald and performed their comprehensive evaluation. Gerald suffers from Parkinson’s disease, and one day at home, he began to feel weak, which ended him up in the hospital with bilateral leg swelling and general weakness. Upon evaluation, Gerald was no longer able to transfer out of bed alone, was unable to do his activities of daily living (ADL’s), including bathing, dressing, and toileting. He also presented with malnutrition and was only able to ambulate 20 feet.
Gioia, our dietician, worked diligently with Gerald ensuring that the proper diet for him was maintained, as nursing and Dr. Abbey made sure his medications were administered on time. As Gerald started regaining his strength, he participated in recreation and enjoyed watching some of his favorite game shows. Gerald would talk and joke around with the concierge, and he especially enjoyed it when his daughter came to visit.
Gerald worked himself hard in the gym. He would train with the omni-cycle, and then he built up to the new-step machine, which helped him with his endurance. The parallel bar was used for standing, and dumbbells were used for strengthening.
After just 3 weeks here, Gerald was able to transfer out of bed by himself, and he was able to toilet on his own and get dressed without assistance. When he came in, he was able to ambulate just 20 feet, and at discharge, he could ambulate over 350 feet! Gerald worked hard, and his work paid off! On July 18, Gerald was discharged back home feeling and looking great!
We wish Gerald success as he returns to life at home, and we are so proud of him for what he was able to accomplish!