Patients Age: 61
Admission Date: 12/24/2015
Admitted From: Hospital for Special Surgery
Discharge Date: TBD
Discharged To: TBD
Length of Stay: Ten months
Reason for Stay: Spinal Surgery
How did this patient hear about The Chateau? From social worker at hospital
Details of Experience:
Mr. C has been with us for the better part of a year now in which he first arrived to our community in a state of poor health. Mr. C was unable to walk or adequately care for himself, which was to be expected in result of his spinal injury and surgical procedure. Mr. C’s ailment began acutely and may have potentially been treatable without surgery, but due to unforeseen circumstances, he was unable to seek treatment for a lengthy period of time. Before he was able to seek treatment, Mr. C’s mother fell ill twice and ultimately passed. His injury continued to worsen unabated until he had no choice but to seek treatment through surgery.
Mr. C arrived to our community on a cold winter day with a daunting path before him. He had to relearn how to walk again and care for himself with severely limited mobility. Not only was he unable to walk, he also experienced severe nerve pain. With the help and guidance of the physical therapy team, Mr. C was able to start taking steps and regain use of his legs. The pain in his feet began to lessen and for the first time in a long time he was optimistic about the future.
Though he has suffered some setbacks while he was here due to his kidneys, he has made a significant amount of progress. His enthusiasm continues to be ushered due to the fact that he is able to see his home from the physical therapy gym. If he is ever feeling disheartened, he simply has to look out the window and see what he is working toward.