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

Patients Age: 86
Admission Date: 2/22/17
Discharge To: South Nassau Communities Hospital
Discharge Date: 5/18/17
Length of Stay: 85 Days
Reason for Stay: Patient diagnosed with cellulitis and generalized muscle weakness.
How did this patient hear about the Grand Pavilion? They initially heard about the Grand Pavilion through a list they received from the Social Worker in South Nassau Communities Hospital. The family did their research and came to a decision.

Details of Experience:

Mr. Al Ogurek was admitted to the Grand Pavilion from South Nassau Communities Hospital on February 18, 2017. Mr. Ogurek had experienced multiple falls at home and had was diagnosed with cellulitis in his right leg as well as generalized muscle weakness. Upon arrival to the Grand Pavilion, Mr. Ogurek and his family were greeted by our amazing nursing team! The following morning when the family met with Mark, Director of Concierge Services, they only had pleasant things to say about their first impressions. In the words of Mr. Ogurek’s daughter, “We felt as if we were in a promotional video; everything was set up so nicely. You had the card and gift bag, and we truly felt that everyone was here to take care of us.” Al was known as a very friendly and kind gentleman. Unfortunately, he had lost his wife in the past year and was struggling with the reality of not having her by his side; he was still fighting to remain positive and become stronger. Al arrived with the entrusted goal to begin walking once again and also to have the ability to return home safely to his private residency.

Mr. Ogurek was experiencing a decrease in strength, an increased risk of falls, impaired functional mobility, reduced balance and required an increased need for caregiver assistance. For his activities of daily living, he required max assistance and for functional transfers with the assistance of two people. The goal of occupational therapy was to increase functional activity tolerance, improve motor control and tone in his upper extremities and enhance Mr. Ogurek’s quality of life by improving his ability to perform activities of daily living safely. It was the goal of physical therapy to enhance fall recovery abilities, facilitate increased independence with ambulation/stair negotiation, to increase lower extremities range of motion, thus minimizing falls and decreasing complaints of pain.

Al loved to participate in our music and arts therapeutic programs and would often participate with his daughter at his side. Al would report that the music and art therapy aided in his swift rehabilitation by giving him the opportunity to creatively express his emotions and enhance his daily experience.

Mr. Ogurek made continuous progress during his time in skilled rehabilitation sessions. Al initially required max assistance of two persons to complete all functional transfers and was unable to participate in ambulation tasks. On a daily basis, Al participated in therapeutic exercises to facilitate increased upper and lower extremity muscle strength, therapeutic activities in order to enhance ability to complete functional transfers and self-care tasks to facilitate a decreased need for caregiver assistance with daily activities of living. By the end of Al’s stay at The Grand Pavilion he was participating in a floor ambulation of approximately 50-75ft on a daily basis!

Al progressed with both PT and OT to the point where he was able to safely return to his prior living environment! The whole team at Grand Pavilion was delighted to provide him with a safe transition back home. When we met with Al the day he was scheduled to return home he was full of emotion and appreciation for all the amazing care that he received, and although he had become very comfortable with the Grand Pavilion culture, he was looking forward to taking the next step forward. The Grand Pavilion team was honored to have a hand in giving Mr. Ogurek the best experience possible.

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The Grand Pavilion’s Motown Madness Celebration

The Grand Pavilion was excited to host their community motown madness celebration for the wonderful seniors in the local community! There were live musical performances featured, a photo booth, and surprise guests! A huge thank you to all who made this event such a beautiful success and to all of the seniors who joined us for this special event!

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

Patients Age: 82
Discharge Date: 3/24/17
Discharge To: Home Home with assistance of home care.
Reason for Stay: Experienced a mechanical fall, generalized weakness and impaired dynamic standing balance.
How did this patient hear about the Grand Pavilion? Former patient

Details of Experience:

Mr. Thomas Cox was admitted to the Grand Pavilion on 2/27/2017. He arrived to The Grand Pavilion from Nassau Hospital as he experienced a mechanical fall causing him to have an open cranial wound. Thomas had been with us in the past, making us the first choice for rehabilitation services. Due to generalized weakness and impaired dynamic standing balance Mr. Cox was at an increased risk of falling.

Upon arrival, Mr. Cox recognized all of his past caregivers and even asked about his previous occupational therapist, Roger. As a resident at The Grand Pavilion, Thomas was an easy going, upbeat gentleman. He was always very pleasant and cooperative with all of his caregivers. When asked of his social worker, Sarah, to describe Thomas in one word she replied, “cheerful!” He really knew how to enjoy every moment.

Mr. Cox arrived with one simple goal in mind: to reduce the risk of falling and return back home as functional as he was prior to his hospitalization. Both Roger, his occupational therapist, and Jude, his physical therapist, worked around the clock toward the common goal to ensure a decreased risk of falls and safe discharge home.

Evident by his ability to safely navigate stairs and ambulate with a rolling walker, Mr. Cox was steadily decreasing his need for caregiver assistance. Mr. Cox participated in a Tinetti balance assessment on arrival to The Grand Pavilion, which indicated him as a high risk for falls. Throughout his progress in skilled rehab services and re-assessments of his balance, Mr. Cox reduced his risk for falls, and it was no longer considered a risk for him to be home. This was the most rewarding of all aspects of his treatment as it was his area of greatest concern.

Mr. Cox was discharged from the Grand Pavilion on 3/24/2017 to his home with the arrangement of home care. It was a proud moment for us all and we wish Mr. Cox nothing but continue great health and a joyful season ahead!

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

Patients Age: 80
Admission Date:
Discharge Date: 2/23/2017
Length of Stay:
Discharge To: Home
Reason for Stay: Experiencing acute kidney failure, she was noted to have increased weight gain and generalized weakness.
How did this patient hear about the Grand Pavilion? From the social workers at the North Shore University Hospital.

Details of Experience:

Miss. Loretta Napier was admitted to our community from North Shore University Hospital on 1/19/2017 due to generalized weakness. Miss. Napier was a prominent social worker in the past, leading by example on how to effectively interact and build relationships with several prominent professionals and politicians. It was an honor to get to know Miss. Napier as she was an extremely intelligent and caring person. She would often mention to the Grand Pavilion community about how amazing the staff were and how she wished she could contribute to the team in any way possible. Miss. Napier arrived to our community for short term care with the intentions to return home with home care services to ensure her safety.

Loretta noted that she lived alone in a co-op with roughly five steps. Upon admission, she could walk with the assistance of a rolling walker. Her goals moving forward were to begin with rehab intensively with the hope of enhancing her activities of daily living (ADL’s). Loretta was extremely cooperative and worked as a true team player with both physical and occupational therapy. Physical therapy focused on educating her on proper and safe transfers and ambulation while occupational therapy focused on more functional transfers and mobility. Miss. Napier has come a long way in a very short amount of time with her improved health. Our team is proud to share that she was recently discharged with home health support on 2/23/2017! Upon discharge, Loretta was accompanied by her very supportive daughter. We are pleased with her progress and subsequent achievement of her goals.

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