Case Study: The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (September 2019)

Patient’s Age: 76-years-old
Admission Date: 07/19/19
Admitted From: New York Community hospital
Discharge Date: 09/09/19
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: Almost 2 months
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center? Social Services Department at Hospital.

Details of experience:
Miss. Lynn C. was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation on July 7, 2019. Prior to being admitted to The Chateau, she was admitted to New York Community Hospital, due to the fact that she could not walk. When she arrived at the hospital, they shared with her that her walking challenges might be a result of her two previous strokes and from the fact that she suffered from kidney disease and heart failure. They informed her that the best option would be to enroll in short term rehabilitation for added support. Miss C.’s sister was informed by the social worker about The Chateau at Brooklyn. After she arrived for a tour and selected The Chateau for care services, arrangements were made for her sister to be transferred to The Chateau.

When she arrived at The Chateau, she was really frightened by the whole process and how she would be able to take care of herself. She was doubting that she would be able to walk by herself again. However, shortly after she arrived and saw her beautiful room, as well as all the staff, visiting to greet her, she was relieved and felt a sense of support and comfort.

Throughout her stay, Lynn was pleased with our staff and how they took care of her. Before she was discharged, she spoke with the staff to let them know how grateful she was for everything that they did. “If not for the therapists, I would not have been able to walk again. My physical therapist, Dee Gonzalez, was amazing and my occupational therapist, Sophia Chan, was phenomenal.”

After a few weeks of participating in rigorous rehabilitation therapy, Lynn was able to transfer out of bed on her own, and slowly but surely, she was improving with her activities of daily living and performing self-care tasks independently. After graduating from her wheelchair, and toward her rollator, she was very excited to now be walking on her own.

On September 9, 2019, Lynn was discharged home! Upon discharge, she was happy to be able to walk on her own with her rollator; and she was also able to complete all of her activities of daily living, independently. The team at The Chateau is happy to have had the privilege to be a part of Miss. C.’s healing journey and we wish her nothing but the best at home along with her family.