Case Study: The Grove at Valhalla Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (April 2016)

Patients Age: 76
Admission Date: 1/26/16
Admitted From: WMC
Discharge Date: 4/29/16
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3 months
Reason for Stay: Knee replacement

Details of Experience:
Resident arrived in somber spirits. She was on vacation visiting family in the Westchester area, and fell. Not only did she need to have a knee replacement procedure, and ruined her vacation, but now she required a long stay at a sub-acute rehab center and needed to learn how to walk again.
Needless to say Team Grove was up for the challenge!

The rehab team introduced themselves, got her on program, and got to work. Within 2 weeks, her therapists had a good handle on her particular case and mapped out a strong plan of action to get her on her feet and walking with minimal assistance again. The resident did her part by working hard day in and day out- both in PT and OT. Although in pain, she was treated with respect and love, creating a strong bond with not only her therapists, nurse and CNA’s, but with other therapists and Grove staff as well! She made quite a name for herself on our Short term sub-acute unit, becoming a “big sister” like figure to other residents, and always looking out for them. She liked to focus on the residents who had no real family coming to see them- making them feel loved and appreciated.

We safely discharged this resident on April 29th 2016 back home, and could not be prouder of our Rehab team for their performance. We would like to take a moment to thank the resident herself though, and thank her for being so sweet, caring and considerate to the other residents on the unit, as well as her roommate, who had anxiety issues and was helped immensely by this resident’s presence.