Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (October 2017)

Patients Name: Ms. Evelyn
Patients Age: 85
Admission Date: 9/20/17
Admitted From: Acute Care Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/19/17
Discharged To: Assisted Living Facility
Length of Stay: 29 days
Reason for Stay: Syncope
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? She lives in the area.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Evelyn was presented to the emergency room at Morristown Medical Hospital on August 26, 2017. She was at mass and had suffered an episode of syncope that lead to falling, striking her head and losing consciousness. While in the hospital, Ms. Evelyn had gone through multiple tests and CT scans. She remained in the hospital’s ICU for a week prior to being transferred to acute rehab.

After her successful stay at Morristown Medical and acute rehab, Ms. Evelyn was notified that she would need extensive subacute rehabilitation to support the ability to be independent before returning back to living independently. Ms. Evelyn has lived in the area for a long time and has always known about Chatham Hills. She thought it was a great place to go to be close to home.

Ms. Evelyn was greeted by professionals at Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center who anticipated her arrival. Within the first twenty four hours of her stay, she was evaluated by the clinical team, the administrative staff, both her physical and occupational therapists who were going to be working with her and many other valued members of the Chatham Hills team. Ms. Evelyn was evaluated by her therapists to determine the care that she was going to need during her healing journey.

Upon arrival to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center, Ms. Evelyn required contact guard assist with all activities of daily living. She was able to walk and ambulate on level surfaces 100 feet with an appropriate team member to assist her. She was not able to ambulate up any stairs when first arriving to Chatham Hills. While attending therapy six days a week, she was beginning to get back to where she started. She was making consistent progress toward reaching her goal of returning back to life prior to her fall. Upon nearing her anticipated discharge date home, Ms. Evelyn is now able to walk 325 feet and can maintain standing balances without support. She also had a goal to safely ascend and descend seven stairs, which she exceeded by being able to do 12 stairs! In just a little less than one month’s time, she has a projected discharge date for October 19, 2017. She has a very supportive family who has since moved her into an accommodating Assisted Living Facility.

Ms. Evelyn was independent prior to her collapse. Her wish when she came to Chatham Hills was to be able to go back home and back to her life. Team Chatham Hills is very pleased and excited to congratulate Ms. Evelyn for the incredible success she achieved while under our care. We wish her nothing but the best!

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (September 2017)

Patients Name: Marian M.
Patients Age: 86
Admission Date: 7/24/2017
Admitted From: Morristown Memorial Hospital
Discharge Date: 9/29/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 67 Days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation for fracture of right pubis, difficulty in walking.
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Physician referral.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Marian was presented to the emergency room at Morristown Medical Hospital on July 19, 2017 with a fractured pubis. She shared that she hit her right hip on her bedpost while getting into bed and experienced severe pain. After being admitted to the hospital, Ms. Marian did not undergo any surgical operations. She spent most of her first night resting on her right side. She was also not allowed to use her right leg until physician clearance.

After her successful experience at Morristown Medical Center, Ms. Marian was notified that she would need extensive inpatient rehabilitation to support the ability to be independent before returning home. Marian’s primary care doctor and doctor from the hospital had recommended she admit to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center. Marian’s daughter researched our community and knew it was the place she wanted her mother to be treated. She was admitted to Chatham Hills on July 24, 2017.

Ms. Marian was greeted by professionals at Chatham Hills who anticipated her arrival. Within the first 24 hours of her stay, she was evaluated by the clinical team, the administrative staff, both her physical and occupational therapists who were going to be working with her, and many other valued members of the Chatham Hills team. Marian was evaluated by her therapists to determine the care that Marian was going to need.

Upon arrival to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center, Ms. Marian was NWB-(Non Weight Bearing) on her right side. While on program, Ms. Marian made consistent progress toward reaching her goals and is continuing to keep perfecting her techniques. Her goal was to be able to go back to being totally independent in all aspects of daily living like she was prior to her accident. After achieving continued progress participating in therapy six days a week and nearing her anticipated discharge date home, Marian is now able to walk 175 feet and able to climb 10 steps. In just a little over two month’s time, she has a projected discharge date for September 29, 2017. She is now planning on returning home. She has a very supportive family who is making appropriate accommodations to make the environment safer. As Marian gratefully shared, “My time in therapy was good. It was a process you go through. Every day I got stronger. Of course I have improved, the therapists are really good.”

Ms. Marian was independent prior to her accident. Her wish when she arrived to Chatham Hills was to return back home and get back to that point. We are very happy to congratulate Marian on getting to this point and being able to return back to her home!

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Chatham Hills Resident Receives Honorary Send-off

Retired firefighter and current resident at Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center, Bernie Conlan, received a true fireman’s send-off as former and current Chatham Township Firefighters and volunteers arrived in the fire engines to surprise him! It was an enjoyable opportunity for Bernie to reminisce and reflect with fellow fireman, along with family and friends as he embarks on the next chapter of his life at the New Jersey Fireman Home!

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Chatham Hills Receives Prestigious National Recognition

Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center was proud to accept the nomination for the Employer Support Freedom Award for 2017!

The prestigious honor is in recognition for greatly supporting the National Guard and Reserve Member Employees. The Chatham Hills Subacute community takes great pride in recognizing all Veterans as well as those currently serving the United States Armed Forces.

Chatham Hills Salutes you! A humble thank you to all for your service.

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (August 2017)

Patients Name: Josephine P.
Patients Age: 88
Admission Date: 7/5/2017
Admitted From: Morristown Memorial Hospital
Discharge Date: 9/6/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 63 Days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation for comminuted fracture of right femur, difficulty in walking.
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Hospital referral, researching the website, case studies and online reviews.

Details of Experience:

Ms. Josephine was presented to the emergency room at Morristown Memorial Hospital with a broken leg. After being admitted to the hospital, she required immediate emergency surgery. The surgery revealed that she had a shattered femur. A rod and pins were surgically placed into her right leg to support her bone structure and facilitate healing.

Prior to discharge from the hospital, Ms. Josephine and her family were provided with a list of subacute facilities to potentially admit to. Her son completed research on the listed facilities. He searched the Chatham Hills community website and enjoyed the photos and list of services and amenities provided at the center. He also enjoyed reading through the testimonials and case studies. He also read the Google reviews about how wonderful the therapy services where at Chatham Hills.

Ms. Josephine was admitted to Chatham Hills on July 5, 2017. She needed maximum assistance for all ADL’s-(Activities of Daily Living). When she arrived, she was unable to ambulate and required increased assistance for functional mobility. Her strength and stamina had weakened and she had depleted range of motion in her leg. Throughout her stay at Chatham Hills, therapists worked with Josephine on therapeutic resistance exercises, she worked on weights and UE-(upper extremity) exercises and progressed from sitting to standing. They also trained her in correct hand/foot placement during gait training with emphasis on negotiating obstacles, increasing safety and performance within the facility, and increasing safety while getting to/from the restroom. They also worked with Josephine on transfer training to increase safe and functional independence.

Upon arrival, Ms. Josephine was not able to walk at all. After participating in therapy six days a week, Josephine is now able to ambulate about 300 feet with a rolling walker. In just about two month’s time, she has a projected discharge date in the first week of September. She is planning to move back home with her sister. She has a very supportive family who is making appropriate accommodations to make the environment safer. As Josephine shared, “Therapy was very good. All therapists were very attentive, focused on my goals of going home. They were all pleasant. They have very positive personalities and they all cared about me. They all knew me by name very quickly, I really felt like I belonged. Despite the severity of my injury, I was still able to get back to walking. I had very little range of motion and now I got back to where I first started. I feel very confident about going back home. They are very efficient with what I need to get back home.”

Ms. Josephine was independent prior to her accident. Her wish when she first arrived to Chatham Hills was to be able to get back to that point. With hard work and determination, we are happy to congratulate her on getting to this point and being able to return home!

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Chatham Hills and “Lady Luck” Visit the Casino!

Residents of Chatham Hills were treated to a fun afternoon at the casino! The Chatham Hills community had a wonderful time playing fun games and testing their luck at the craps and blackjack table and slot machines!

The “We Keep-’em” trip was a great success!

#RecreationRocks

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Summer Carnival-Style BBQ

Chatham Hills was thrilled to kickoff their carnival-style Summer barbecue, welcoming residents, families and staff to a delicious lunch and live entertainment! As part of the community’s Summer-themed series, the Chatham Hills Subacute community thanks all those in attendance.

“It’s a beautiful day at Chatham Hills!”

Chatham Hills Surprises Patient With Grandson Visit From Overseas

As a community that takes great pride in supporting our Serviceman and Women of the past, present, and future, Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center was honored to welcome the grandson and active member of duty of a current patient into their home to surprise their loved one. It was an incredible day at Chatham Hills and we are so proud to support our military.

#TheCareRiteDifference

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2017 “Art For Life” Winners Announced!

The Chatham Hills team is pleased to announce this year’s “Art For Life” winners:

First Place: Vivian Sebastian “Blue Blizzard” 

Second Place: Helen Buteux “Northern Lights” 

Third Place: James Bilotta “Bilotta’s Butterflies” 

Throughout the month of July, Chatham Hills celebrated “Art For Life”, a platform designed for residents, staff and families to express and share their creative talents. Congratulations to all who took part in this year’s celebration! #RecreationRocks

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The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra Visits Chatham Hills

The Chatham Hills Subacute community was honored to host The New Jersey Intergenerational Orchestra during their “Art For Life” reception gala! The orchestra perfectly complimented an elegant evening of classical and modern art created by the residents of Chatham Hills. Be sure to cast your vote for your favorite piece of art today!

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