Case Study: The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (April 2018)

Patients Age: 62
Admission Date: 4/16/18
Admitted From: Another Nursing Facility
Discharge Date: TBd
Discharged To: N/A
Length of Stay: N/A
Reason for Stay: Chronic Heart Disease
How did this patient hear about The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center? Family members were here.

Ms. Linda Williams was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in April of 2018. Prior to arriving at The Chateau, Linda was a resident at another rehab center in New Jersey trying to recover from heart complications, which made her unable to walk. She was very unhappy with the care she was receiving in that facility; and after speaking with her siblings who live in New York and have been residents at The Chateau, she decided to transfer herself to The Chateau in order to continue her road to recovery in a positive environment.

Upon arrival at The Chateau, Linda was excited to see a complete turnaround in her care and therapy treatments. She came to The Chateau unable to get out of bed or walk, and she had major difficulties taking care of her activities of daily living. She started working with her therapist, Eugene, to be able to get back to her independent self. After spending some time in therapy, she was seeing remarkable progress in her ability to walk and her ability to take care of herself. After only a few weeks she was already walking with a walker and able to get out of bed without assistance. She was also able to dress herself and take care of her ADLs on her own.

Aside from the therapy, Linda has been so happy with her entire experience at The Chateau. She took a few minutes to sit down with the staff and expressed her gratitude to everyone. Linda said, “The Chateau is a superior state-of-the-art facility. All of the staff members are compassionate, caring and go above and beyond to take care of their patient. The therapy department helped motivate me and got me walking and eating without the need of assistance. I loved the fact that my physical therapist was a doctor in his country before coming to America; it made him so much more knowledgeable. There is a great management team that helps keep the staff motivated and constantly on their toes. All in all, I am so happy to have made the decision to come to The Chateau because if I was still in the facility in New Jersey I doubt I would be able to do all the things that I am doing now.”

The staff at The Chateau is very excited in anticipation for Linda’s discharge home and are working together with her to make sure everything goes smoothly. Everyone at The Chateau will miss Linda’s smile in the lobby, but we are happy knowing that the work that the staff did with her has helped her achieve her goal of going back to her independent life.

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Case Study: The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (March 2018)

Patients Age: 50
Admission Date: 1/12/18
Admitted From: NY Community Hospital
Discharge Date: 3/22/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 2 ½ months
Reason for Stay: Fractured Ankle
How did this patient hear about The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center? Here before

Mr. Ralph T. was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation Center after taking a fall at home and breaking his ankle. It was a bad break and the doctors recommended that he have surgery to give him a better chance of fully recovering. Prior to falling, Ralph was living at home with his brother and was able to take care of all his needs independently. He was hoping to get back to his old self and was told that a few weeks in rehabilitation would help. Since he was previously a resident at The Chateau, he decided to come back here and work together with the staff that he knew and loved to start walking again.

Ralph was admitted to The Chateau on a Friday afternoon and was happy to be greeted by the friendly staff members. While being evaluated by the therapists, Ralph was unable to put any weight on his ankle and couldn’t walk. He was also unable to take care of any of his activities of daily living such as getting dressed without assistance. The therapists explained to Ralph that if he followed their rigorous plan for therapy, he would be able to leave fully independent. Ralph became concerned about walking up the many stairs he had in his home. It became our goal to erase this concern.

Within a few weeks Ralph was able to start seeing major improvements in his condition. Although he was still unable to walk on his own just yet, he was now able to take care of his ADLs on his own thanks to his Occupational Therapist Genie, and started to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Working together with his Physical Therapist, Dee, Ralph gained the encouragement he needed to keep pushing himself a little further each day. As soon as the Orthopedic Surgeon took off the cast, Ralph and Dee went into overdrive to be able to start walking on his own. As each day progressed, he started seeing more and more improvement and was getting very excited to be able to go back home to his family. By the time Ralph was going home he was independent, he was able to walk on his own and had no problem managing steps which made him very happy.

Prior to being discharged Ralph sat down with the Director of Concierge Services to express his gratitude for all that was done for him while he was at The Chateau.

“This has not been my first stay at a rehab center, but it has definitely been my most positive experience. When I came in here I was very down and sad, I had broken my ankle and was scared that my life would never be the same. From the minute I was brought in the staff made me so comfortable, they took care of all my needs and did it with sensitivity. My therapists were amazing and the nursing staff on the floors went above and beyond to make sure my every need was taken care of. The recreation team is great and was able to keep me involved in activities so that I shouldn’t be bored. I was especially surprised to have a Super Bowl party with some of my friends here, which really made me feel like I was at home. I will be forever grateful to all of the amazing men and women of The Chateau”.

On March 23, Ralph was discharged back home to be able to spend time with his wonderful family. The staff at The Chateau were amazed to see how well he had done while on therapy, and how far he had come from not being able to walk when he came in and then now being able to walk out the front door as if nothing had ever happened. Everyone wished Ralph the best and told him that he must come back to visit every once in a while to bring back his warm smile to our community, a promise which we hope he will fulfill.

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Case Study: The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (February 2018)

Patients Age: 58-years-old
Admission Date: 1/22/18
Admitted From: Maimonides Medical Center
Discharge Date: TBD
Discharged To: TBD
Length of Stay: TBD
Reason for Stay: Hip Replacement
How did this patient hear about The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation & Nursing Center? Online

Ms. Jessica Eastmond-Rodriguez was admitted to The Chateau in November of 2017 after experiencing a fall at home and a resulting admission to the hospital. Although a young woman, she was experiencing many orthopedic challenges and subsequent pain. When she arrived at The Chateau she was unable to walk and needed assistance with all of her activities of daily living, causing a lot of frustration. She wanted very much to push and continue walking, but every time she attempted to go to therapy, the pain was too much to handle.

After a lengthy discussion with her doctor and therapists at The Chateau, Jessica decided that it best to undergo a knee and hip replacement. The clinicians here at The Chateau recommended that these two procedures would minimize pain and provide her with a great opportunity for successful therapy. She decided to have her hip replacement done first; however, she needed to work with the therapists at The Chateau to build up muscle strength for her new hip. After spending a few weeks working with the therapists and fighting through the pain, the doctors felt she was ready for the hip replacement. Prior to going out for her surgery the staff informed her that as soon as she’s ready to come back from the hospital they were looking forward to helping her continue her progress.

Thankfully, the surgery went well and within a few days Jessica was back at The Chateau and ready to continue on her road to recovery. Within the first few days of returning she was already seeing major improvement and a major decrease in her pain. She was excited to go to the gym every day and get comfortable walking on her new hip. Afterwards, the next step was to undergo a knee replacement.

After scheduling an appointment with her orthopedic surgeon, Jessica went to the hospital for her knee replacement and was back at The Chateau for her final set of rehabilitation services. It is currently one week since that procedure was done, and she is coming along very well. The recovery process will take a few more weeks after which Jessica is hoping to move down to Florida to be with her daughter. Jessica is very happy to be at this point in her progress and thankful for all that has been done for her at The Chateau. She mentioned how all the staff have been great to her and were always willing to go above and beyond to make sure she was comfortable. She was especially appreciative for her therapists, Parita, Marie and Lyuenda for gently and patiently helping her through every step of the process.

We at The Chateau are happy to have been able to help Jessica on her extensive and intricate journey of healing, and are thrilled that she will be going home in a condition that she will be independent and pain free. We wish her nothing but the best and continued success for all her future endeavors.

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Annette Young, Professional of the Quarter!

We are proud to share that Annette Young, Licensed Practical Nurse of The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, has been chosen as the third 2017-2018 Professional of the Quarter!

Annette Young has been working as an LPN for fourteen years, but she originally began her career in accounting before transitioning to healthcare. She shared, “I was tired of crunching numbers. I love to help people, I’m a people person. It’s a joy to take care of patients.”

Young is looked at as a major resource in the community, and is happy to be a part of The Chateau team. She shared, “I’m a motivator, for staff and patients. I tell my patients that you’re here to get better, and go home. It’s most rewarding to see someone come in sick and leave better; it makes my day.”

One of her team members shared, “Ms. Young truly exemplifies what it means to be a sincere, caring nurse. Her expertise is extraordinary, and she always patiently explains and cares for her residents as if they were her own family members.”

When she learned of her nomination for Professional of the Year, Young was in shock, stating, “It was so awesome, I was blind-sided! It gives a sense that you’re doing something well, and you’re appreciated. We all work together; The Chateau is tight-knit, and feels like family.”

Young is the third of four professional of the quarters, who will then be in the running for the 2018 CareRite Centers Professional of the Year.

Annette Young, you are #TheCareRiteDifference!

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Case Study: The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (January 2018)

Patients Age: 56
Admission Date: 10/27/17
Admitted From: Maimonides Medical Center
Discharge Date: 1/14/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 2 ½ Months
Reason for Stay: Motor Vehicle Accident
How did this patient hear about The Chateau? Google Search

Details of Experience:

Ms. Sheila Chong was admitted to The Chateau Rehabilitation and Nursing Center after a stay in Maimonides Medical Center. She was originally admitted to the hospital after being hit by a truck while riding her bike on the way to work. Sheila required multiple procedures to return back to the independent woman that she was prior to the accident. After the successful surgeries, she needed extensive therapy to regain her strength and relearn how to walk again. After self research, and tours through her friends, she decided to come to The Chateau, a decision that she is very happy that she made.

Upon admission from the hospital, Sheila was in a lot of pain and was non-weight bearing in her legs. She was able to take care of her upper body ADLs; however, she was having issues managing others. When she met with her therapists, Mahir and Gene, they patiently explained to her the process in which they would help her build lower body strength before helping her out of the wheelchair and onto a walker.

Although this seemed like a daunting task at first, Sheila was very motivated to keep fighting and get back on her feet, which is what she did. First she started walking with a walker then she graduated to a cane and finally to being totally independent!

Prior to discharging from The Chateau back to her home, Sheila sat down with the staff to express her gratitude and appreciation for all that they have done to help her reach her goals. “The staff at The Chateau have been really amazing and caring throughout my entire stay. I wasn’t sure what to expect coming to a rehab facility after the accident, but the experience has far exceeded my expectations. The therapists did an amazing job helping me walk again, all while keeping a smile on their face and motivating me to push myself a little further each day. The nurses on the floor have all been kind and patient helping me with any concerns I had and making sure my every need was met. I loved the fact that even though I was not in my house I was able to feel at home at The Chateau. I can’t wait to come back and visit all the friends that I have made throughout my stay.”

On January 14, 2018 Sheila was discharged to the community and happy to be getting back to life and her job. We at The Chateau are very happy to see another successful patient going home. And although we will miss her as part of our family, we are satisfied knowing that she has reached her goals and is able to be independent again. All her friends wished her luck as they waved her off, while hoping that she comes back to visit sooner rather than later!

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The Chateau at Brooklyn Welcomes Area Healthcare Professionals

The Chateau at Brooklyn was proud to welcome local healthcare professionals for an elegant evening of makeovers and education! The event was highlighted by a former patient of The Chateau who shared his success story of undergoing an amputation and relearning processes to enhance his life with the support of the Team at The Chateau.

A humble thank you to those who were in attendance. For more on our signature amputee rehabilitation program, please click here!

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Beloved Resident Turns 103 Years Young

The Chateau at Brooklyn community is thrilled and honored to further share with the community that Mary Todisco has recently turned 103 years young! As a resident of The Chateau at Brooklyn, Mary shared her secret to longevity, “I watch my weight — no sugar, honey,” she said. “If (life’s) not good today, forget about it. Tomorrow, it will be better. Look at it that way. Let it go by. Keep that mind going.”

To read more on Mary’s incredible story, please click here!

Photo Credit: (DEBBIE EGAN-CHIN/NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

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Case Study: The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (December 2017)

Patients Age: 72
Admission Date: 11/14/17
Admitted From: Mt. Sinai Brooklyn
Discharge Date: 12/21/17
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 5 Weeks
Reason for Stay: Pelvic Fracture
How did this patient hear about The Chateau? Family member

Details of Experience:

Ms. Myrna De Peaza arrived at The Chateau at Brooklyn on November 14, 2017 from Mt. Sinai Hospital Kings Highway Division. Prior to being admitted to the hospital, Myrna experienced a fall at home and broke her pelvis. She underwent surgery and was hopeful to make a full recovery; however, seeing as she was unable to put any weight on her hips, she was not capable of going home to live independently as she would have liked to. After discussions with her friends, it was decided that the best option was for Myrna to go to a rehab center and get therapy to help her start walking again, while having the help she would need until she was able to do that. Her family members recommended coming to The Chateau since they were familiar with community from when they had other family members here.

When Myrna arrived at The Chateau she was anxious to start walking again, she was however a little nervous thinking about how much time it would take for that to happen. The therapists explained the process in which they would first try to get her strong enough to get out of bed, while building the muscle strength to be able to put weight on her legs. The nursing staff did a great job helping her with her activities of daily living and reassured her that in due time she would be able to do everything by herself. After a few weeks on therapy Myrna progressed first to be able to get into a wheelchair and then out of the chair and on to a walker. She was thrilled to be seeing improvement with her physical status and was looking forward to be going home in time for the holidays. Although she arrived unable to get out of bed she was slowly seeing improvement in her abilities to get around and even started taking a few steps, this made her very happy.

Myrna continued on this amazing road to recovery until she was able to walk 150 ft. with a walker. This gave her the encouragement that she needed to see that she would be able to go home without worrying about having another accident. Prior to her discharge, Myrna sat down with staff to express her gratitude for all that they have done to help her. “My stay at The Chateau was great. I would like to give a special thanks to my physical and occupational therapists, Tracy and Luanda, who got me back on my feet. The nursing staff on the 2nd floor Ms. Wanda, Ms. Wendy and Mr. Martin, you are all amazing, thank you for making my stay a happy one I will miss you guys. My CNAs Ms. Perrine and Ms. June are the best,
and to Mr. Jacob the Concierge, it was a pleasure having met you. Your smiling face always made me feel better. I must say that I will recommend the Chateau to anyone in need of rehabilitation.”

On December 21st, Myrna was discharged to the community just in time for the holidays. She was very happy to be walking again and to be spending the holidays with friends. She looks forward to traveling during the winter to visit her family in Trinidad. The staff at The Chateau had mixed emotions seeing her off, they were happy for her that she was able to be living independently again, but they were sad seeing a good friend leave. We wish Myrna only good things in the future and hope she comes back to visit us sometime.

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Case Study: The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (November 2017)

Patients Age: 79
Admission Date: 11/17/17
Admitted From: Maimonides Medical Center
Discharge Date: 11/29/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 2 Weeks
Reason for Stay: Post-Fall
How did this patient hear about The Chateau? The patient’s wife was a previous patient at the community

Details of Experience:

Mr. Herbert “Herbie” L. was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on November 17th from Maimonides Medical Center. Herbie admitted to the hospital after experiencing a fall at home and subsequently breaking his wrist. Prior to going to the hospital, he was living at home with his wife and taking care of his activities of daily living without any assistance. In addition to the broken wrist, Herbie was also experiencing difficulty walking. Going home from the hospital with a cast would have been very hard for Herbie, so he decided to first visit a rehab center where he would be able to learn how to take care of himself and strengthen his legs a little along the way.

Since his wife had previously been an overly satisfied patient of The Chateau, and that he lives locally, the decision was made for him to come to The Chateau as well. When he arrived at The Chateau he was warmly welcomed by all the disciplines, who each explained their roles, and how they would be helping him in his healing process. At first he was unable to walk without assistance and needed help getting out of his chair. He was also incapable of using his hand properly, which made him feel a little down. Spending time up in the gym helped Herbie both physically and mentally. His therapist, Brandon, showed him the proper technique to stand up out of his chair, and gave him the power to believe in himself, by seeing that if he focused on it he has the power to succeed. After spending a couple of weeks in therapy, he is now able to return home with the ability to walk with a cane and can perform his activities of daily living with minimum assistance.

On Wednesday, November 29th, Herbert was happy to return home to his family in time for the upcoming holiday season. He was thrilled to share with all the staff how much gratitude he had to them, and the help he received while rehabilitating at The Chateau. The staff all wished him well and a happy holiday season, and hopes that he continues to enjoy the time he spends with his friends and family.

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