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!
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.
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!
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!
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!”
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.
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 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!
Throughout the month of July, Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center is thrilled to celebrate “Art For Life”, a campaign designed to allow residents, staff, families and members of the community to express and showcase their artistic talents! Visitors are given the opportunity to cast their vote for their favorite piece of art as the winning resident will be selected to represent Chatham Hills in the national CareRite Centers 2018 calendar!
Stop by and view our gallery today!
Patients Name: Ms. Mary Flood
Patients Age: 92
Admission Date: 04/24/2017
Admitted From: Morristown Medical Center
Discharge Date: 5/27/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 33 Days
Reason for Stay: Diverticulitis of Intestine, COPD, Hypertension, muscle weakness
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Previous stay and from the community.
Details of Experience:
Ms. Mary Flood is a 92-year-old female with a positive outlook and happy demeanor. She was presented to the emergency room at Morristown Medical Center with abdominal pain. Subsequently, Mary had a CAT Scan showing Diverticulitis in the Sigmoid Colon with Micro Perforation. Next, Mary was admitted and straight away demonstrated Peritonitis, which resulted in Mary undergoing Laparoscopic Sigmoid Resection with End Colostomy. Mary was also diagnosed with COPD, Hypertension and Muscle Weakness.
Prior to discharge from the hospital, Mary was offered another rehabilitation facility for physical therapy; however, Mary insisted on being admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center as she had a previous positive experience at Chatham Hills.
Mary was admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center on 04/24/2017.
The personal tailored physical therapy plan of treatment for Mary was quite remarkable. They graciously assisted Mary overcome her pain and her subsequent hesitation. She worked hard on balance, transfer, exercise and gait training. She also worked with occupational therapy to regain her ability to complete self-care tasks. Mary had gone from a baseline walking 100 feet with CGA level surfaces all the way to 350 feet independently with the rolling walker!
As Marry shared, “I’m so happy that I am here at Chatham Hills! They treat their patients well; they have the best therapists! I couldn’t walk and now I could walk! I am doing very good with them and I recommend them to everybody! I love them! Even their directors and everyone! The doctor at the hospital didn’t think I can do it, but I did! I made it!
Mary’s Success Story:
Despite Mary’s complex medical history, Chatham’s Physical Therapy team lived up to Mary’s challenge. Mary was able to now walk more than 300 feet independently using a rolling walker. This enabled her to return home, family and to her son Bobby!