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

Patients Age: 82
Admission Date: 7/6/2017
Admitted From: Mt. Sinai Kings Highway
Discharge Date: 9/28/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 2 ½ Months
Reason for Stay: Sepsis
How did this patient hear about The Chateau? Friends are current patients.

Details of Experience:

Mrs. Marjorie Feldheim was admitted to The Chateau at Brooklyn Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on July 7th, 2017, subsequent to an inpatient stay at Mt. Sinai Hospital Kings Highway Division. Prior to admitting to the hospital, Marjorie was independent and living on her own, but after developing sepsis and spending a great deal of time in the hospital, she lost her ability to independently ambulate. She was uncertain of her potential of returning home due to her current state-of-health. Marjorie agreed with her son and clinical team that it would be in her best interest to seek out therapy at a neighboring rehabilitation center. Marjorie selected The Chateau as close friends of hers were present at the center as short term rehabilitation patients.

Upon arrival, she was greeted by the amazing team of professionals at The Chateau, who introduced and shared their department and how they would each support her recovery journey. Marjorie shared that she was excited to hear about the wide-range of therapeutic activities offered by the recreation department, as well as an eagerness to look forward to each meal. Marjories’ main goal and primary focus for being a patient at The Chateau was the therapy and healing.

Marjorie met Melvin, her physical therapist, and Janice, her occupational therapist, who explained different techniques they would introduce to assist her in meeting her goals. Melvin and Janice asked Marjorie what her personal goals were since discovering she lived alone prior to her hospitalization. With an inspirational outlook, Marjorie shared that she would return to her health and in due time would be able to to do all the things she loved prior to falling ill. Although it seemed difficult to imagine such strides during this time, the team at The Chateau were overly impressed with Marjorie’s positive outlook on healing and were equally motivated to support her in her journey.

In just a few short days, Marjorie began to notice small improvements in her ability to complete tasks on her own. She began to feel stronger and more confident to take another step forward and push herself a little harder in order to get back to being independent. When asked about her experience with working with the therapy team, Marjorie shared “I am so happy with the environment in the gym; all of the staff are superb. The therapists constantly kept my goals in front of me and always pushed me to do better than I did the day before. They are also very kind, even when I couldn’t walk, they never made me feel incompetent, they just motivated me until I reached my goals.” After only a short time with being on an intense rehabilitation program, Marjorie was able to transfer out of bed by herself and walk up to 100 feet with the assistance of only a walker! She was incredible pleased with herself, giving her the confidence to begin planning her discharge back home.

On September 29th, Mrs. Feldheim discharged from The Chateau back to her home. She was excited to be able to spend the Jewish Holidays at home with her family. The Chateau team wished her nothing but the best and are honored for the opportunity to have assisted an incredible woman achieve her goals.