Case Study: The Grove at Valhalla Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (March 2017)

Patients Age: 80
Admission Date: 1/19/17
Admitted From: WPH
Discharge Date: 3/28/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3 months
Reason for Stay: Respiratory Failure/Pulmonary Edema from Congestive Heart Failure

Details of Experience:

Sara was admitted on 1/19/17 to The Grove at Valhalla from White Plains Hospital. She had been admitted due to Respiratory Failure and Pulmonary Edema, which caused de-conditioning and an increased need for assistance in performing activities of daily living (ADL) ambulation and transfers.
On admission, Sara required maximum assistance to perform bed mobility, transfers, ADLs, and ambulation. Resident was extremely motivated to return back home and worked very hard in therapy every day to do so. All staff and residents on the sub-acute unit enjoyed Sara’s knowledge, wit and sparkle in her eye, as she quickly became a member of The Grove family.

As time progressed, Sara showed slow but steady progress. She was severely reconditioned upon arrival, and summoning the strength to do rigorous therapy daily is not an easy task! Thankfully, with the supportive team by her side, she was able to push herself harder than she ever pushed herself before.

With a combination of supportive nutritional guidance, company, relaxation and rehabilitation, Sara’s future is looking very bright! We are proud to share that Sara is now able to perform ADLs with distant supervision for safety, and will be discharged from The Grove with only her walker!

During one of her final rehabilitation sessions, Sara told her therapist, “I appreciated all the hard work each person at The Grove did to ensure my recovery and return home!”