Case Study II: The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation & Nursing (August 2021)

Director Of Concierge: Jordan Soban
Date of Admission: August 2nd, 2021
Admitted from: NYU Langone
Date of Discharge: August 20th, 2021
Reason for Admission: Motor Vehicle Accident Injuries

Details of Experience:
On August 2nd, 2021, Ms. Ronda Lynch arrived at The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation and Nursing in Rockville Centre from NYU Langone – Long Island inpatient hospital. Ms. Lynch had been a passenger on an “Able Ride” bus when the bus hit a large pothole that caused her to become airborne for a moment. Upon landing, Ms. Lynch immediately noticed pervasive numbness below the waist. She was hospitalized for this numbness, during which it was discovered that she had sustained a compression fracture to the L1 vertebrae. After regaining feeling in her lower extremities, Ms. Lynch was informed that she would require inpatient rehabilitation to assist in regaining functional mobility and the ability to participate in activities of daily living (ADLs). After careful consideration by both Ms. Lynch and her son, The Grand Pavilion for Rehabilitation and Nursing was selected to provide the care that Ms. Lynch would require to get back on her feet.

Within 24 hours of arrival at The Grand Pavilion, Ms. Lynch was greeted by a wide array of staff members from various departments, including nursing, physicians, therapists, and dieticians. When speaking with the Director of Concierge Services, Jordan Sobon, Ms. Lynch disclosed that she was eager to begin the therapy process to return home and resume her daily life. Her physical therapist, Michael, and her occupational therapist, Christine, developed a list of goals for her stay here. Ms. Lynch arrived at the Grand Pavilion as a minimum assist with bed mobility, limited ambulation, and a maximum assist with many activities of daily living (ADLs).

Within one week of Ms. Lynch’s stay, she graduated from a minimum assist with bed mobility. She transferred to a caution guard assist, making significant progress in regaining her functional mobility. Upon admission, Ms. Lynch was only able to walk 150 feet with minimum assistance. After one week of working with her physical therapist, she was able to walk 200 feet with only a caution guard assist. Within one week, Ms. Lynch made significant improvements on the occupational therapy side, no longer requiring the maximum amount of assistance with her ADLs, such as bathing and dressing.

During her second week at the Grand Pavilion, Ms. Lynch continued to make significant physical and occupational therapy progress. She now required only minimum or no assistance with daily tasks, such as bathing or dressing, and safely completed bed mobility tasks with only supervision. Ms. Lynch was able to walk independently, more than double the distance than when she arrived at The Grand Pavilion. Given her significant progress, the team at The Grand Pavilion determined that she would now be able to return home safely.

On August 20th, just shy of three weeks at The Grand Pavilion, Ms. Lynch happily returned home. The social work department at The Grand Pavilion arranged for Ms. Lynch to receive follow-up support services from Royal Home Care to aid in her transition back home.

The team at The Grand Pavilion is thrilled that Ms. Lynch made such significant progress during her stay here and wishes her a happy and healthy remainder of 2021.