Case Study: The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation & Nursing (October 2017)

Patients Age: 83
Admission Date: 8/28/17
Discharge To: Grace Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center
Discharge Date: 11/8/2017
Length of Stay: 70 Days
Reason for Stay: Muscle weakness, unspecified fall, sepsis, anemia and gastric ulcer.
How did patient hear about the Grand Pavilion?: The patient’s son visited the community for a tour and was greeted by the Director of Admissions, Tamatha Purins. He was impressed by the first impression of the community and selected The Grand Pavilion community for his mother’s rehabilitation!

Details of Experience:

Ms. Jean Fochetta was admitted to The Grand Pavilion from The Grace Plaza Nursing and Rehab Center on August 28th 2017. Ms. Fochetta was hospitalized due to muscle weakness post a recent fall. Once admitted to the hospital, she was noted to also have a gastric ulcer, causing sepsis. Upon arrival to the Grand Pavilion, Ms. Fochetta and her family were greeted by both the Nursing Team and our Concierge, Mark, while also meeting with our Rehab Team, Dietician and Social Worker. The whole team were excited to get to know Ms. Fochetta. Jean was an outgoing and extremely friendly patient. After her recent fall and septic infection, Jean struggled with the loss of her independence; however, continued to remain optimistic that she would recover and return home!

Ms. Fochetta presented with impaired abilities to independently complete functional transfers, activities of daily living and even walk without assistance from others. Jean required multiple rest breaks when participating in therapy sessions as she was also noted to have impaired functional activity tolerance and endurance. Initially, Jean was only able to ambulate 5ft with maximum assistance from a therapist, with the use of a rolling walker. She required max assistance in order to transfer from one surface to another. This was a difficult obstacle for Jean as she was independent prior to her recent hospitalization. Jean also required assistance to maintain upright standing as her balance had greatly declined. The goals of both physical and occupational therapy were to enhance her functional independence, increase her ability to participate in and tolerate activities for an extended period of time as well as reduce the level of assistance required to ambulate.

Jean always had a smile on her face and a good word to share. She was known by all team members as someone who would always lend a listening ear. Our Concierge, Mark, developed a close professional relationship with Jean; she would genuinely always ask about Mark’s son and family. Jean would participate in all recreational activities as well as Wednesday Catholic services, she particularly loved the Thursday concerts!

Mr. Fochetta made continued progress during her time spent in skilled rehabilitation sessions. Jean initially required max assistance of one person in order to transfer from one surface to another. She was only able to ambulate five feet with maximum assistance from her physical therapist. Jean participated in therapeutic graded exercises, bicep and tricep curls, exercises with gymnastic ball, proprioceptive techniques while at the same time participating in strengthening activities and dynamic functional activities. By the end of Jeans’s stay at The Grand Pavilion she was participating in a floor ambulation of 100ft on a daily basis and all of her goals had been met!

Jean made excellent strides in her recovery, healing to her prior level of functioning as a result of participating in skilled PT and OT interventions. Jean was now able to ambulate distances of 100 feet with contact guard assistance. Evaluated and accepted, Jean was discharge to an assisted living community in the area. Leaving The Grand Pavilion for Jean was a bittersweet moment. Ms. Jean is extremely appreciative and emotional for all the care she received from the Grand Pavilion team, but at the same time, is sad to have to say goodbye. Jean will forever be part of The Grand Pavilion family, we will miss her tremendous presence in the community!

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Life-Long Learning Continues at GP!

Our first course of the Fall semester was a great success! The instructional course was a step-by-step DIY Autumn decor program using only items found in one’s home or backyard! Residents as well as members of the Rockville Centre community created extravagant Thanksgiving-themed centerpieces for their homes.

… And the best part of the program, everyone had a blast! You never know how creative you can be without even having to break the bank! #DIYatGP #TheCareRiteDifference

#RecreationRocks!

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Case Study: The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation & Nursing (September 2017)

Patients Age: 83
Admission Date: 5/9/17
Discharge To: St. Joseph’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 8/17/2017
Length of Stay: 100 Days
Reason for Stay: Bilateral malleolus fractures, syncope collapse and generalized muscle weakness.
How did patient hear about the Grand Pavilion?: Marketing Team

Details of Experience:

Ms. Margaret Burke was admitted to The Grand Pavilion from St. Joseph’s Hospital on May 9th, 2017. Ms. Burke had experienced a fall and had a diagnosis of bilateral malleolus fractures. Upon arrival to the Grand Pavilion, Ms. Burke and her family were greeted by the nursing, concierge, rehabilitation, dietary, and social work departments.

The interdisciplinary team at The Grand Pavilion were excited to get to know Ms. Burke on a personal level. Margaret was an extremely pleasant and enthusiastic person and although she arrived to the community in need of support for her fractured ankles, she was very optimistic that she would recover and return home. Margaret arrived with a strong agenda to retain the stamina in accomplishing her goal to begin walking again, allowing her to return home safely.

Ms. Burke was experiencing a decrease in strength, poor balance, difficulty performing bed mobility and transfers and her bilateral fractures were preventing her from completing standing activities as well as reducing her functional activity tolerance. For her activities of daily living, she required max assistance. For bed transfers she required a Hoyer lift with the assistance of two staff members. The goal of Occupational Therapy was to increase functional activity tolerance, increase safety awareness, facilitate sitting tolerance and posture control as well as working on developing compensatory strategies. It was the goal of Physical Therapy to enhance functional abilities, facilitate increased independence with ambulation/stair negotiation, to increase lower extremities range of motion, thus minimizing falls.

Margaret always had company from both her family and friends. Her room was full of life, but even with the endless company she would always make time to attend Catholic Services every Wednesday. She would also attend several musical programs offered by recreation, and even attended the “Motown Madness Community Event” hosted by The Grand Pavilion!

Mr. Burke made slow and steady progress during her time spent in skilled rehabilitation sessions. Margaret initially required max assistance of two persons to complete all functional transfers and was unable to participate in ambulation tasks. Margaret participated in therapeutic graded exercises, bicep and tricep curls, exercises with gymnastic ball, proprioceptive techniques while at the same time participating in strengthening activities and dynamic functional activities. By the end of Margaret’s stay at The Grand Pavilion, she was participating in a floor ambulation of 100 feet on a daily basis and all of her goals had been met.

Margaret progressed with both physical and occupational therapy to the point where she was able to safely return to her prior living environment. As Mark Groundland, Director of Concierge Services, met with Margaret upon discharge, she shared that she was extremely satisfied with her stay. When asked on a scale from one to ten how satisfied she was with her stay at The Grand Pavilion, she responded with an immediate “10!” She was full of emotion and appreciation for all the amazing care that she received and she was looking forward to taking the next step forward. The Grand Pavilion team was honored to support Ms. Burke with the best experience possible.

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Fall Festival 2017!

The Grand Pavilion would like to thank the community at-large for joining us during our community Fall festival! A fun-filled event, attendees of all ages spent the afternoon having a blast with Grand Pavilion staff, residents and families! We hope everyone enjoyed the pumpkin patch, raffle prizes, crafts, games, and food as much as we did!

All proceeds were donated to Mercy Medical Center to support the Mercy Hospital Cancer Fund!

Case Study: The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation & Nursing (August 2017)

Patients Age: 79
Admission Date: 8/2/17
Discharge To: Mercy Medical Center
Discharge Date: 8/29/2017
Length of Stay: 28 Days
Reason for Stay: Respiratory Failure

Details of Experience:

Mr. Frederic Steel was admitted to the Grand Pavilion from Mercy Medical Center on August 2, 2017. As soon as Fred walked through the door, our Director of Concierge Services was there to welcome him into the Grand Pavilion Community. Fred decided to come to the Grand Pavilion based off a pleasant experience he had a few years back at one of the center’s social events. Mr. Steel worked for many years on Saks Fifth Avenue as a salesperson and was also a puppeteer on the side!

Upon admission to the Grand Pavilion, Mr. Steel experienced acute respiratory failure, and due to his diagnosis, it was extremely important to monitor his oxygen and ensure that his saturation levels were appropriate and within functional ranges while receiving rehabilitation services. Fred was experiencing a decrease in his participation with self-care activities of daily living and it was the common goal of both physical and occupational therapy to regain his independence and return to Maple Pointe Assisted Living.

Throughout the first days of Fred’s stay, he showed tremendous interest in the Urban Zen Integrative Therapy Program, and he was immediately referred to Urban Zen Integrative Therapist, Laura, for one-to-one sessions. The Urban Zen Program offers private sessions as well as small group classes that incorporate gentle healing modalities, including that of essential oil therapy, Reiki and therapeutic yoga. Fred always found himself to be extremely calm after the sessions and immensely enjoyed the essential oils!

Mr. Steel made tremendous progress during his time spent in skilled rehabilitation. On a daily basis, he would train in ambulation, steer negotiation and navigate obstacles. Fred progressed with both physical and occupational therapy to the point where he was able to safely return back to Maple Pointe Assisted Living. The entire team was delighted to provide him with The Grand Pavilion experience and see him return home safely! Congratulations on your recovery, Fred!

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The Grand Pavilion Hosts Free Weekly Urban Zen Community Classes

The Grand Pavilion is excited to share their free weekly community class open to anyone who would like to enjoy an Urban Zen Integrative Therapy experience. Urban Zen, a program founded by Donna Karan, utilizes holistic and integrative modalities to support patients, families and staff.

For more information on the Urban Zen and CareRite Centers partnership, please click here!

#TheCareRiteDifference #UZIT

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Celebrating Art During Labor Day!

The Grand Pavilion was excited to celebrate the artistic talents of both residents and staff during the Labor Day holiday!

In part of the “Keeping Summer Alive” campaign, the team was thrilled to spend the day alongside the therapeutic recreation department and talented Art Director, Richard!

 

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Case Study: The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation & Nursing (July 2017)

Patients Age: 82
Admission Date: 6/14/17
Discharge To: Winthrop Hospital
Discharge Date: 7/17/2017
Length of Stay: 34 Days
Reason for Stay: Generalized weakness secondary to multiple diagnoses.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Evelyn Uhlig was admitted to The Grand Pavilion from Winthrop Hospital on July 5, 2017. Ms. Uhlig had a diagnosis of generalized weakness secondary to multiple diagnoses. Evelyn lived in the community, short distance from The Grand Pavilion, and had heard only nice things about the center’s reputation for rehabilitation and nursing. Upon admission, our Director of Concierge was present to welcome her into the community and she was delighted with the first impression she received. Evelyn worked very hard as a Hairdresser to support and raise her three children while being a single mother; her biggest pride is her family. Ms. Uhlig was of such a pleasant nature and had the most calming smile that truly enhanced our community.

Prior to being admitted to the hospital, Evelyn was living in a private residence, an apartment with an elevator and she was independent with her activities of daily living, but required a rolling walker to assist with mobility and would use a wheelchair when going outdoors. When she first arrived, she was experiencing a decrease in strength, a decrease in functional mobility and transfers, reduced functional activity tolerance and reduced static and dynamic balance resulting to need of assistance during activities of daily living. The goal of occupational therapy was to increase independence in her activities of daily living skills. It was the goal of physical therapy to enhance fall recovery abilities, facilitate increased independence with ambulation, to increase lower extremities range of motion, thus minimizing falls and increasing safety awareness. Physical and occupational therapy utilized compensatory techniques to facilitate proper carryover and implementation of rehab goals, which in return has helped Evelyn remember techniques during functional tasks.

Ms. Uhlig had made tremendous progress during her time spent in skilled therapy intervention. On a daily basis, Evelyn participated in therapeutic exercises and activities to facilitate increased ambulation and functional endurance with both upper and lower extremities. Every day she was quizzed with visual cues to facilitate compensatory techniques as well as exercising energy conservation techniques. Evelyn progressed with therapy to the point where she was able to safely return to her prior living environment. Ms. Uhlig was able to ambulate 150 – 175 feet with independence and the whole team was delighted to provide her with a safe transition back home!

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“Art For Life” At The Grand Pavilion!

The Grand Pavilion was excited to showcase their community “Art For Life” campaign, a therapeutic recreational program designed to allow members of the community to showcase their creative talents! Throughout the month of July, individuals will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite piece of art created by residents. The winner will be selected to represent The Grand Pavilion in the national CareRite Centers 2018 calendar!

Please visit the community and vote for yours today!

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Case Study: The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation & Nursing (June 2017)

Patients Age: 87
Admission Date: 5/12/17
Discharge To: Long Island Jewish Valley Stream Northwell Health
Discharge Date: 6/22/17
Length of Stay: 42 Days
Reason for Stay: Unspecified atrial fibrillation, hemiparesis following cerebral infarction affecting left non-dominant side and was experiencing generalized muscle weakness.

Details of Experience:

Mr. John Alexander was admitted to the Grand Pavilion from LIJ Northwell Hospital on May12, 2017. Mr. Alexander had a diagnosis of atrial fibrillation, hemiparesis following cerebral infarction affecting left non-dominant side and was experiencing generalized muscle weakness. John was a extremely laid back person, very family-oriented and would always speak of his beautiful grandchildren. He was a truck driver by trade and had the opportunity of traveling all over the country and particularly loved passing through Florida. Mr. Alexander was also always accompanied by his devoted wife and daughter, and although John was self-motivated when it came to getting stronger, they were always there encouraging him. John arrived with the goal of returning back home with his wife and to be independent again.

Mr. Alexander experienced a decrease in strength, endurance, impaired balance and decrease in functional activity tolerance. In regards to his activities of daily living, he required total dependence for toileting and dressing tasks, moderate assistances for self-feeding and hygiene/grooming tasks. The goal of occupational therapy was to increase independence in his daily living skills. It was the goal of physical therapy to enhance fall recovery abilities, facilitate increased independence with ambulation/stair negotiation, to increase lower extremity range of motion, thus minimizing falls and increasing safety awareness.

When Mark (our Director Of Concierge) sat alongside John to follow up on his experience here at The Grand Pavilion, he shared that he was extremely satisfied with the food and the care he received from the nursing team and was very appreciative of social work for keeping him in the loop in regards to his progress.

Mr. Alexander made tremendous progress during his time spent in skilled rehabilitation sessions. John initially required max assistance of two persons to complete all functional transfers and was unable to participate in ambulation tasks. On a daily basis, John participated in therapeutic exercises to facilitate increased ambulation and functional endurance with both upper and lower extremities. In the words of John when asked how his rehab services were coming along, “It’s going great! One amazing lady treats my hands and shoulders, and one lady takes care of my legs, ankles and knees.” By the end of John’s stay at The Grand Pavilion he was participating in floor ambulation of approximately 100 feet on a daily basis!

John progressed with both PT and OT to the point where he was able to safely return to his prior living environment. The whole team was delighted to provide him with a safe transition back home. John was up bright and early the day he was scheduled to return home and had a strong and independent look upon his face. We were so excited to see John come full circle and be able to return home safely. The Grand Pavilion team was honored to support Mr. Alexander in providing the best experience possible.

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