Case Study: Riverside Premier Rehabilitation & Healing Center (December 2017)

Details of Experience:

Patients Age: 72
Admission Date: 10/16/2017
Admitted From: Mount Sinai Hospital
Discharge Date: 1/2/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 58 days
Reason for Stay: Short Term Rehab
How did this patient hear about the Riverside? Hospital Social Worker.

Details of Experience:

Mr. Stone was admitted to the Riverside Premier Rehabilitation and Healing Center from Mount
Sinai Hospital on October 1, 2017. Prior to being in the hospital, Mr. Stone lived a health conscious lifestyle, going to the gym 6 out of 7 days a week, and kept a healthy diet. Emergency Medical Services, and FDNY were called by Mr. Stone, and found him lying on the floor unable to move his limbs. He was not sure what events lead to him being on the floor or how multiple bone fractures occurred. The doctors at Mount Sinai Hospital diagnosed Mr. Stone with a possible seizure disorder.

His extremities were damaged during the seizure resulting in a fractured right wrist, left humerus fracture, acute minimally displaced, transversely oriented, impacted, transverse traumatic fracture of the distal radius, as well a traumatic fracture of humeral head. After being seen by doctors they advised Mr. Stone to stay at a rehabilitation center to continue therapy. A hospital Social Worker approached Mr. Stone with a list of rehabilitation centers. After much debate, and inquiries he chose the Riverside Rehabilitation Center.

Upon arrival. Mr. Stone was greeted with open arms by the staff members on his floor. Each department sent representatives to greet Mr. Stone, answering his questions, and concerns. Concierge greeted him with a welcome booklet, and welcome gift. The Concierge representative assured him that any questions would be handled efficiently answered.

Mr. Stone’s path to recovery started after meeting his team of Occupational Therapists, and Physical Therapist. Goals for OT were to address deficits in strength, balance, endurance, coordination, ADL participation, and safe functional mobility. Goals for PT were to increase functional activity tolerance, improve dynamic balance, promote safety awareness, enhance rehab potential, facilitate (I) with all functional mobility and increase independence with gait. As time passed from his admission to The Riverside, Mr.Stone was feeling more motivated. He was no longer having difficulty transferring from the bed to wheelchair. His balance significantly improved to the point he was confident to not use a wheelchair and use a walker. As of 58 days being at the Riverside Rehabilitation Center, Mr.Stone has become so confident that he no longer uses a walker. He credits every staff member for their love and support.