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.