Case Study: Water’s Edge Rehab & Nursing Center at Port Jefferson (August 2019)

Patient’s Name: Marcia Berger
Patient’s Age: 71-years-old
Admission Date: 06/19/2019
Discharge Date: 08/13/2019
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 55 Days
Reason for Stay: Frequent falls, weakness
How did this patient hear about Water’s Edge?: This patient has stayed at our community in the past.

Details of Experience:
Ms. Marcia Berger is a lovely, pleasant woman who generally enjoys spending her time alone watching TV. Ms. Berger was re-admitted to Water’s Edge Rehab and Nursing Center at Port Jefferson on the evening of June 19, 2019. Upon admission, Ms. Berger was greeted by a number of Water’s Edge interdisciplinary staff in which she stated, “I came back here because of the great experience I had last time.”

Marcia was referred to a sub-acute rehab because of her need for rehabilitation. Due to her legs frequently collapsing, which caused her to fall often; Ms. Berger was ready to set goals and work hard to achieve them. Her main goal was to go back home independently and she fully trusted our team of therapists to get her there.

During her time at therapy, Marcia worked on bed mobility tasks, functional transfers, ambulating independently and walking up and down the stairs. Our team of therapists used therapeutic exercises such as training in correct hand/foot placement, weight shifting, transfer training, and so much more to assist her in meeting her goals.

After a few, short weeks, Marcia was making drastic improvements in physical therapy. Ms. Berger spent 6 out of 7 days every week exercising in the gym surrounded by the supportive team at Water’s Edge. She considered every piece of advice that would aid her in going home and in her downtime, met friends and participated in activities through recreation.

Before we knew it, Marcia was ready to go home. She crushed meeting all of her goals and was able to go home independently, just as she had hoped. Due to her hard work, the help and support of our interdisciplinary team, Marcia was walking out the door with utmost pride. She stated, “if all else failed, I knew I could count on you guys to get me here and you did.”

Team Water’s Edge sends out best wishes to Marcia, as so goes home for a happy, healthy and successful future!