Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (September 2018)

Patients Name: Ruth M.
Patients Age: 90-years-old
Admission Date: 9/12/18
Admitted From: Morristown Medical Center
Length of Stay: TBD
Reason for Stay: Hyponatremia, Generalized muscle weakness
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Primary care doctor referral

Ruth was admitted to Morristown Medical Center on August 30, 2018, due to having trouble breathing and not being able to speak or walk. She had multiple tests done throughout her stay. Nearing her discharge from the hospital, Ruth was notified that she would need extensive subacute rehabilitation to support the ability to be independent before returning back home. Her and her daughter, Reggie, remembered how much they loved the care at Chatham Hills prior so they knew this was the place to go.

Ruth was admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center on September 12, 2018. She was greeted by our team of professionals 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. Ruth was evaluated by her therapists to determine the care she was going to need.

Upon arrival to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center, Ruth required skilled occupational therapy (OT) services to maximize her independence with her activities of daily living (ADL’s). She needed assistance with dressing, transferring and walking. Attending therapy 6 days a week, Ruth was performing progressive resistance exercises, gait training, dynamic balance activities while standing, and practicing her everyday activities with supervision. A few days into her therapy, Ruth suffered a respiratory infection which resulted in a setback. Her amazing therapists, Archie and Sue, were very patient with her during this time to help her get motivated again.

Prior to coming to Chatham Hills, Ruth was involved in various activities at her independent living facility. She attended mindful body and soul classes, dinners, movie nights and exercise classes. She wanted to get stronger again to be able to return to doing her favorite things.

Ruth worked hard every day in therapy. Nearing her discharge date, she is now able to ambulate 350 feet with a rollator! She can climb 12 steps and is able to perform all her activities of daily living independently! Ruth’s daughter, Reggie, states, “I think everyone here helped her get back to where she was before. She feels very safe and comfortable with everyone here which is why we came back a second time. Everyone has been so good to her. She really likes the staff here because they are caring and she doesn’t feel like just another patient, the staff makes her feel like a person. We appreciate what people are doing for her and that’s the most beautiful thing I can say about Chatham Hills.”

Team Chatham Hills is thrilled to congratulate Ruth on her progress and continued success going home! Our Director of Concierge services met with Ruth who stated, “I think they are very good in therapy here, they make me feel good. I think everyone does the best they can at Chatham Hills. The concierge is so sweet and Dr. Prager is very nice and always smiling.” Congratulations, Ruth!

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (August 2018)

Patients Age: 69-years-old
Admission Date: 8/1/18
Discharge Date: TBD
Discharged To: Home
Reason for Stay: Pelvis fracture
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Concierge Referral

Details of Experience:

It was a normal July day when Christine had a doctor’s appointment. While getting up to return home, she slipped and fell. She was transferred to Overlook Emergency Room. Christine had suffered an acute computed pelvis fracture. Being completely independent prior to her fall, Christine was terrified of what was going to happen next. After being hospitalized for six days, she was advised that she was going to need further rehabilitation if she wanted to walk again. Christine and our Director of Concierge Services have known each other for years from the New Providence Senior Center. Christine knew Chatham Hills was the place she wanted to go to be with someone she knows well.

When Christine was admitted to Chatham Hills, she had a goal to decrease her pain and to get back on her feet, walking, as soon as possible. Christine was greeted by our highly-trained therapists, Leslie and Gabi. During her initial assessment, she was not able to ambulate, had severe pain, she was unable to weight shift and needed maximum assistance with all activities of daily living (ADL’s). She also suffered from pain, which limited her from functional activities.

Christine required skilled occupational therapy and physical therapy services to gain independence with her ADL’s. She participated in therapy six days a week, consistently practicing balance, dressing techniques, strength training and participated in neuromuscular re-education. On August 2nd, 2018, Christine was unable to ambulate and unable to ascend/descend levels, required maximum assistance with transfers, bed mobility, and grooming and dressing.

“Always end the day with a positive thought. No matter how hard things were, tomorrow’s a fresh opportunity to make it better.” –Anonymous.
Christine identifies with this quote because of the positive attitude she brought with her to therapy every day. She demonstrated excellent rehab potential due to being very positive, having strong family support and the motivation to return to her prior level of function.

Working hard every day, she is now able to ambulate over 225 feet, ascent/descend 12 steps with supervision of one team member and is able to perform her activities of daily living with set up assistance!

As Christine stated, “The most impressive thing about Chatham Hills is the physical therapy. They work so hard and they really inspire the patients to get better. That’s been a great plus for me. Everyone else has been so friendly. Starting with the Concierge Director, Kathleen, she was so welcoming and friendly; she even gave me a balloon when I came in. Chatham Hills is not only a friendly environment, but also an environment that you can heal in. I appreciated the fact that no one forced me to do anything, my privacy was respected, and I was happy doing what I was doing. I’m a very active adult and I’m glad I’m going to be again because of the care I got here. I know I’m going to get back to my normal life.”

Christine is the former president for four years at the New Providence Senior Center, she is also in a group of women singers named ‘The Larks’. She started a knitting club at the New Providence Library, as well as attending tai chi and yoga classes. It is safe to say that Christine is very involved in the community. While she liked to be independent at Chatham Hills, she was still very pleasant and friendly to everyone around her.

The team at Chatham Hills is gratified to congratulate Christine on her tremendous progress and continued success at home!

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (July 2018)

Patient’s Age: 71
Admission Date: 7/17/18
Admitted From: Morristown Medical Center
Discharged to: Will be Home
Length of Stay: TBD
Reason for Stay: Right femur fracture
How did patient hear about Chatham Hills? Hospital referral and location.

Details of experience:

It was Friday the 13th when Judy returned from her vacation in Alaska and was out and about in the town to pick up a few things from the store. While walking out of the back entrance of a novelty store, she tripped and took a hard fall on a handicap ramp. When she fell, she stated, “I knew I had done some type of damage to myself.”

Judy was rushed to the trauma unit of the emergency room at Morristown Medical Center. She suffered from a right femur fracture and needed to be operated on immediately. After a successful operation, she had to be monitored for four days. She was unable to walk and was told she needed further therapy at a subacute rehabilitation. After given a list of places she could go and recalling that she had volunteered here 20 years ago, she thought Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center was the perfect fit for her.

Upon admission to Chatham Hills, Judy was greeted by various highly-trained staff members. Judy was very impressed with the delightful and positive staff. She was evaluated by our incredible therapy team to determine how much therapy she was going to need. During her evaluation, she demonstrated excellent rehab potential as evidenced by her positivity and willingness to participate fully in therapy.

Judy’s goal upon entering our therapy gym for the first time was, “to learn how to move around, what exercises I can do to get better, and how to compensate so that I can go home soon.” Participating in therapy six days a week, Judy was quickly improving. There was just one slight setback: pain during functional activities. She was at constant risk for increased pain and dependency on caregivers as well as decreased participation with functional tasks. Working side-by-side with her favorite therapists, Judy knew she had to keep going.

On July 18th, 2018, she could only walk 15 feet with contact guard assistance. She also presented with impaired balance and increased need for assistance in order to perform ADL’s (activities of daily living) safely and independently. Judy has been working hard every day at progressive resistance exercises, stair negotiation training, strengthening activities to increase her functional task performance, etc. Judy is now able to ambulate 150 feet, ascend/descend 4 steps and stand during ADL’s without support and without loss of balance!

During her stay at Chatham Hills, Judy not only participated in therapy but also attended different activities. She enjoyed relaxing during dinner and movie nights, art and craft classes and reading independently. She also had a great roommate with whom she became friends.

Our Director of Concierge Services visited Judy daily to see how her stay was going. She was very satisfied with how she was improving. Judy stated to her, “When I had my accident, I felt like I wasn’t in my world anymore, but then I got to meet everyone. I have to say therapy has been outstanding. I had a goal to be able to, within eight days, walk independently. The physical therapy staff did everything they could to get me to walk again. Although I’m not totally independent yet, I am able to walk with a walker after just eight days. Their programs and smiles gave me that extra special something to continue improving. My therapist, Jeff (physical therapist) and Michelle (occupational therapist), were great with me right away. The nurses were exceptionally kind, especially the day nurses. My nurses Lori and Lou and my aide, Jennifer, were always positive, smiling and more than willing to listen to what I had to say. The management staff here is also all good-looking! They are always dressed nicely and everyone’s always happy. I also had a great roommate here, we even exchanged phone numbers!”

Nearing her discharge date, Team Chatham Hills is thrilled to congratulate Judy on her tremendous progress and consistent growth to return back home to her husband!

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (June 2018)

Patient’s Age: 91
Admission Date: 6/11/18
Discharged Date: TBD
Discharged to: Home with son
Length of Stay: TBD
Reason for Stay: Shortness of breath, Pneumonia
How did patient hear about Chatham Hills?: Morristown Medical Center and Google Reviews

Details of experience:

Carmella was admitted to Chatham Hills on June 11th, 2018, from Morristown Medical Center. She was originally admitted to Morristown Medical for abnormal heart rhythms and was diagnosed with pneumonia. Previous to this hospital admission, she had a history of coronary artery disease, received an aortic valve replacement and sudden cardiac arrest asystole. Throughout her many hospital stays, Carmella had some complications which lead to having a permanent pacemaker implanted. She had an episode where she was able to speak, but her words did not make sense to other. She was informed that she would need to come to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center for further rehabilitation.

Upon evaluation by her therapists, Carmella required maximum assistance with all her ADLs (activities of daily living). She was unable to lift her left arm above her shoulder, could not walk upstairs, could only walk 15 feet with a rolling walker and overall had decreased strength. Carmella required skilled therapy services to assess her safety, independence and to increase her functional activity tolerance. Throughout her stay, Carmella trained her body on the Nu-Step bicycle to increase her endurance. She also practiced standing for longer periods of time in order to perform her self-care tasks. She suffered from shortness of breath during her time in therapy, which is what our highly-trained therapists wanted to focus on. She was exhibiting constant shortness of breath with activities and needed frequent rest periods as well as assistance for transfers, however, was showing signs of improvement. Carmella’s endurance has significantly improved, she does not feel as out of breath or “winded”, as she put it, as she used to.

One of Carmella’s main goals was to ambulate 75 feet using a wide-based quad cane. When she was admitted to Chatham Hills, she was only able to ambulate 15 feet with Contact Guard Assist. Within her two-week mark, Carmella is successfully walking about 60 feet with a rolling walker! Not only is she able to walk further, she is also able to stand for longer periods of time as well. Aside from getting further into her walking progress, she is also significantly improving on her dressing. In just two weeks’ time, she went from being totally dependent to being able to get herself washed up and dressed! As one of her therapists, Michelle, stated, “I am very pleased that Carmella has had fewer complaints about feeling short of breath. I’m so proud of her every day on her improvement inside and outside of the gym.”

With a discharge date in the near future, we are all so proud of her progress. Carmella stated,

“Before I came to Chatham Hills, I wasn’t able to walk or stand up, I laid in bed for over a week. My goal coming in here was to get therapy to be able to walk again. I was independent and walked with a cane. I would like to get back to the point I was, maybe even better than I was. I think the therapy department here is great, they work really hard and are great with the patients. They are very patient, and they really want you to improve. Being 91, there are certain things that can’t be done, but I’m going to try to get to my goals. I love shopping and can’t wait to do that again. My favorite thing I did here was sit by my window with a beautiful view and watch the birds. I don’t know how the crew here does what they do, but it really is something. Everyone here is top notch.”

Team Chatham Hills is so happy to congratulate Carmella on her constant success and can’t wait to send her back home to her son!

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (May 2018)

Patient’s Age: 85
Admission Date: 3/15/18
Admitted From: Overlook Medical Center
Discharged to: Home
Length of Stay: 58 Days
Reason for Stay: Acute respiratory failure and bilateral rib fracture.
How did patient hear about Chatham Hills?: Chatham Hills Website.

Details of experience:

Stacey Charter once said, “Life is all about timing… The unreachable becomes reachable, the unavailable becomes available, the unattainable… attainable. Have the patience, wait it out it’s all about timing.” Helen’s story put meaning to this quote. Admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center on March 15, 2018, she knew it was going to take time. Every patient that comes in has needs that are addressed in a well-coordinated personal plan of care. Here at Chatham Hills, our goal is to get our patients back home leading the life they love.

Helen was innocently driving in her car one day when she suddenly experienced a blackout. In just a few short moments, her car crashed into a pole with her seatbelt restraining her. She was presented to Overlook Medical Center with multiple rib fractures, fracture of the right ankle and acute respiratory failure. Helen was then given an external fixator to stabilize her ankle fracture. She was also found to have an absence of enough oxygen in her blood to sustain bodily functions.

After almost a month in the hospital, Helen was told she needed further treatment at a subacute rehabilitation. Her son did some research and came across the Chatham Hills website. After scanning through pictures and the services we provide here along with receiving a scheduled tour of our community, he knew this was the place he wanted his mom to go. Upon admission, Helen was greeted by our highly-trained nursing and administrative staff. After she was evaluated by our also highly-trained therapy team, she demonstrated excellent rehab potential with motivation to participate and succeed.

Helen’s goal entering our therapy gym for the first time was, “to get back to how I was before the accident, to be back to normal.” She was informed that she would need therapy six days a week to facilitate independently with all functional mobility, increase functional activity tolerance, and to increase her overall strength. She was also informed that she would need a bone stimulator for her right lower leg for 20 minutes a day for her bone healing process.

Our therapy team at Chatham Hills is not only hard-working, but they are also encouraging. They never gave up on Helen, no matter how long it took her to get to her prior level of function. Working consistently in therapy, Helen started to improve more and more. She was initially not able to bear any weight on her legs, not able to go up one stair, not able to walk, and consistently needing oxygen for her respiratory failure. She was halfway to her goal after the completion of her first month at Chatham Hills. Almost another month later, she was able to perform bed mobility tasks, able to ambulate over 25 feet with a rolling walker with her oxygen less than 90%, ascending/descending 8 steps, along with completing the rest of her ADL’s- (Activities of Daily Living). She worked closely with her therapists, Candace and Sara, on self-care training, training to manage her wheelchair, learning strategies to safely maneuver around obstacles while walking and other performance tasks.

It took hard work and dedication, but team Chatham Hills is so excited to congratulate Helen on being able to return home walking! As Helen states, “I thought the therapy was excellent especially one of my therapists, Candace. She helped me so much and I just love her. The staff is very caring here. Kathleen, the Concierge Director, did a great job too; she is so warm and caring. I really thought everything was really nice, I enjoyed my stay very much and I’m going home fine now.”

Helen was such a joy to have and will be missed by our whole staff!

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (April 2018)

Patient’s Age: 68
Admission Date: 4/6/18
Discharge Date: 4/28/18
Discharged to: Home
Length of Stay: 22 Days
Reason for Stay: Atrial fibrillation and fall
How did patient hear about Chatham Hills?: Family members were previous patients.

Details of experience:

Toward the end of March 2018, Lynn started to not feel well. While getting herself out of bed one night, she fell and slid onto the floor. She was taken to Overlook Hospital, where she was found in rapid atrial fibrillation along with being treated for a newly found infection. She suffered from a stroke, which left her unable to speak and unable to remember things that had just happened. She also suffered from a change in mental status with her aphasia and dysphasia. Lynn was scared of what was going to happen.

During her stay at Overlook Hospital, she completely resolved her symptoms spontaneously! Thankful that she did not need any extensive procedures, she was advised that she would need further rehabilitation. Lynn recalled that her family members have been previous patients at Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center, and she knew that was the place she wanted to go. Lynn was admitted to Chatham Hills on April 6, 2018. She was very apprehensive because she didn’t know what to expect. Upon admission, Lynn was smoothly set up in her room with her roommate whom she became friends with.

Lynn’s original goal when arriving to Chatham Hills was to be able to walk and return home with her husband, Dan, and their dog, Lucy. Lynn was independent and was taking care of herself and her family before being admitted. She was evaluated by her therapists, Sue and Leslie. Lynn was only able to walk 10 feet with assistance and could not walk up any steps and needed maximum assistance with herself care management. Lynn demonstrated excellent rehab potential with her motivation to participate and her motivation to return to her prior level of function.

Lynn practiced different therapeutic exercises and neuromuscular re-education. Her occupational therapists, Sue and Michelle, practiced dressing with her in her room as well as working out her whole body. While in physical therapy with Leslie and Archie, she exercised her arms and legs to strengthen her for walking. As Lynn’s discharge date was drawing near, she consistently progressed in both physical and occupational therapy.

Aside from attending therapy six days a week, Lynn also participated in various activities, which lead to her making friends for her time here. Her and her husband, Dan, attended our monthly birthday party where they took pleasure in listening to our entertainer, Clifford Seay. She also enjoyed the diverse selection of church services that we provide here at Chatham Hills.

After only three weeks in therapy, Lynn achieved her goals! She is now able to walk over 150 feet with a rolling walker as well as ascending/descending eight steps. As Lynn stated, “Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center is one of the best rehabs I’ve ever been to or seen. They make you feel comfortable. During my stay here, I felt like I’ve gotten a lot from being here as far as my rehab. I had a really great roommate too. I went to all the activities that I could. The more I got out and did the activities, the better I felt. My nurse Shirley and my aide Annette definitely made my stay here more comfortable and enjoyable. Kathleen, the Concierge Director, was great. She is always in a cheerful mood and always smiling, which is really nice. My doctor, Dr. Li, was pretty good, too. I think everyone in your rehab team really helps you get through and that’s what I’m happy about.”

Team Chatham Hills is thrilled to congratulate Lynn on her successful stay and continued success at home! We wish her nothing but the best now and in her future.

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (March 2018)

Patient’s Age: 82-years-old
Admission Date: 3/3/18
Admitted From: Morristown Medical Center
Discharge Date: 3/28/18
Discharged to: Home
Length of Stay: 25 Days
Reason for Stay: Sepsis, generalized muscle weakness, difficulty in walking
How did patient hear about Chatham Hills?: “Chatham Hills was recommended to me from a previous patient who I do yoga with, she had great things to say about it.”

Details of experience:

Gerda’s story all started in October of 2016 when her beloved husband left us. They had a yearly tradition to go down to Florida for the holidays. Gerda wanted to keep the tradition strong in memory of her husband, so she went to Florida in February of 2017. Throughout her stay, she reflected on memories and visited with friends before she ended up having a heart attack and being hospitalized. She was transferred to a hospital in St. Petersburg where she had three stents put in her heart. Her family wanted her to be close to them in New Jersey so she was transferred to Morristown Medical Center where she would soon be discharged to her new home. In December of 2017, Gerda was admitted to Morristown Medical Center again and diagnosed with pneumonia. She was discharged to be home for the holidays with her family by her side. In 2018, prior to her admission to Chatham Hills, Gerda was rushed to the hospital because she went into septic shock, where she had a 104 degree fever along with a low blood pressure of 40 / 20.

Upon admission to Chatham Hills, Gerda was skeptical about what was going to happen but she has a very supportive family who were ready to start this road to recovery with her. Gerda was independent prior to admission and had a goal to be able to walk and drive like she used to. She was initially able to ambulate 100 feet with contact guard assist. As her therapists stated, Leslie and Michelle, “Gerda demonstrated excellent rehab potential.” She worked hard 6 out of 7 days of the week working hard to meet her goals.

Throughout her time in therapy, Gerda was having some difficulties. She was experiencing shortness of breath and low blood pressure while walking. She accepted her situation and knew when she needed to take a break. Gerda still faces the setback with her breathing due to the fact that she can only breathe with 30% lung function, but she is a fighter and won’t let anything stop her from reaching her goals. As her therapist, Michelle, states, “Gerda was very hesitant about being here for rehab. After being introduced to everyone, she became confident and comfortable with us as well as with herself. It was her confidence that carried her through her successful experience at Chatham Hills.”

Besides from therapy, Gerda spent most of her days at Chatham Hills with her daughter and her roommate. She also participated in some activities, but loved to spend time independently. As Gerda states, “my life has been enhanced since coming to Chatham Hills. I am impressed everyday with the excellency in the physical and occupational therapy departments. I will miss them when I go home. Also, I am impressed with my nursing staff that helped me. I really want to give a shoutout to Leslie and Michelle, my therapists, because of their concern for my well being. Kathleen, the Concierge Director, was always friendly, cordial and very upbeat. She always kept me in the loop about what was going on during my stay here. My nurse Assana delivered excellent nursing care along with my nurses assistant, Annette, who was excellent.”

As we are nearing Gerda’s discharge, she has met all of her goals that she had! She can easily walk over 200 feet with a rolling walker and is able to have a modified independence with ADL’s-(activities of daily living). She can get herself dressed and transfer herself to different locations on her own. Again, Gerda states, “I am totally thankful to Chatham Hills and I am getting stronger everyday.” Gerda showed her strength many times when her life didn’t seem to be going her way. She fought back everyday and is now able to go home and continue on with her life. The team at Chatham Hills is going to miss Gerda but we are all excited to see this next chapter in her life! Congratulations Gerda and we wish you nothing but happiness and health!

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Case Study: Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center (February 2018)

Patient’s Name: Barbara Bakert
Patient’s Age: 69
Initial Admission Date: 1/3/18
Discharge Date: 2/14/18
Re-Admission Date: 2/20/18
Admitted From: Overlook Hospital
Discharge Date: TBD; early March
Length of Stay: 87 Days
Reason for Stay: Encephalopathy, difficulty walking
How did this patient hear about Chatham Hills? Hospital nurse referral.

Details of Experience:

Barbara was completely independent prior to be admitted to Chatham Hills Subacute Care Center. She lives at home with her daughter, her newborn granddaughter and two family friends. Her goal, as she stated, was “I want to be able to take care of myself so I can take care of my daughter and her baby, not the other way around.”

Barbara initially came to Chatham Hills on January 3, 2018 with Encephalopathy, generalized weakness, and altered mental status. Upon admission, she was not able to ambulate long distances with the use of a rollator. She demonstrated deficiencies in standing resulting in frequent loss of balance. Barbara’s plan of care was focused around her ability to walk, dress, and maintain balance and safely performing household tasks.

During her stay here, Barbara participated in our Amputee Walking School with Dennis Oehler, Todd Schaffhauser and our therapy department. Barbara received her prosthetic in October 2016 due to Charcot Foot. During the Walking School, they focused on answering questions, shared experiences and got the time to talk to other patients with the same situation as her. Barbara also participated in many activities and events. She also participated in our special Wine and Cheese tasting night with our activities assistant, Dusti, and her family by her side.

Barbara was discharged from Chatham Hills to Overlook Hospital for a procedure on February 14, 2018. At the hospital, she was consistently having her blood pressure monitored as she struggled from having high blood pressure. The doctors adjusted her medication to address her blood pressure and she was readmitted back to Chatham Hills on February 20, 2018.

Upon re-admission, Barbara had stated to her therapists that she wants to be able to walk with a cane rather than a rolling walker. She wants to be able to stand and walk with her granddaughter in her arms. One of Barbara’s occupational therapists, Sara, took this goal into consideration. She started to practice Barbara’s therapy routine, but this time holding a baby doll. She practiced her therapy session to safely navigate with the baby in hand. Sara stated, “Barbara was very dedicated to improving her functional mobility. She made strides to reach the goals that she had.”

Unfortunately, on February 5, Barbara slipped and fell and suffered a decline in therapy. She initially started therapy walking 250 feet with a rolling walker. After her fall, she was only able to tolerate walking 10 feet. She was also only able to stand less than 3 minutes with support due to the pain in her right knee from the fall. Her therapists have been working with her five days a week to help her achieve her goal of going home walking with a cane.

As her discharge date is nearing closer, she is consistently improving every day. She has always been determined and compliant. As Barbara states, “I was a mess when I came here and was worried about my recovery. As of now, I am close to prior level of function including mobility, cognitive thinking and my speech. When you’re in a rehab, you’re constantly thinking about your health which isn’t good. Being able to talk to people and talk about things going on in the world and not just focusing on my health really helped me. You (Kathleen, Concierge) are especially good at that. Talking to you and getting to know you was where I got the most therapy. Thank you to the whole therapy department, Candace, Sara, Michelle, Archie, Leslie, Nicole, Steve, Gia and Sue; they helped me start to achieve my goal. Thank you to my aides Jennifer, Stephanie and Doreen for all the kindness you showed me while taking care of me. My time here has been the best part of a bad situation.” From Team Chatham Hills, we want to congratulate Barbara on her success in therapy here and her continuing success in our community!

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“When I Lost My Brother, My Social Worker Helped Me Get Through It.”

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“When I lost my brother, my social worker helped me get through it,” shared a young, bright member of Girl Scout Troop 989. The Troop recently partnered with CareRite Centers, LLC in celebration of National Social Work Month in March. The observance is dedicated to recognizing the countless hours social workers spend helping families in need.

CareRite partnered with Girl Scout Troop 989 in an effort to allow today’s youth to thank these caregivers for acting as leaders and role models in the community. The troop shared alongside executive leadership of CareRite why they were thankful for these heroes. “My social worker was there for me and my mom when my grandma got sick,” echoed throughout a silent room as a panel of the nation’s leading healthcare professionals were captivated by their personal fragility.

“CareRite Centers proudly supports hundreds of social work professionals across the nation. We are so thankful for the thousands of heroes we have within each and every discipline throughout our network, who go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure incredible levels of customer service and patient satisfaction. Our communities are known among their peers as stellar leaders, largely due to the passion and commitment of these heroes who call their respective CareRite community their ‘home away from home,’” shared Ashley Romano, National Director of Patient Experience/Research Development for CareRite Centers.

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