Case Study: Water’s Edge Rehab & Nursing Center at Port Jefferson (November 2020)

Patient’s Age: 80-years-old
Admission Date: 10/30/20
Discharge Date: 11/20/20
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 32 days
Reason for Stay: Right Intertrochanteric Femoral Neck Fracture
How did this patient hear about Water’s Edge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center? Hospital Referral

Details of Experience:
After experiencing a fall at her family’s home, Maria found herself in Stony Brook Hospital with a right femoral neck fracture. Following a few days in the hospital, Maria was given the recommendation of transferring to a sub acute rehabilitation center. Maria, with the support of her husband and her son, worked together to find the perfect place for her to rehabilitate. Mrs. Maria Izzo arrived at Water’s Edge Rehabilitation & Nursing Center of Port Jefferson on October 30, 2020.

Upon arrival, Maria was greeted by our admission nurse who escorted her to her private room. Mrs. Izzo spoke primarily Italian, therefore she was provided with a language board to ensure she would be able to make all of her needs and desires known. After getting settled in, Maria was greeted by the members of our team at Water’s Edge. On day one, Maria was evaluated by her team of therapists. Together, they set goals to work towards while she was here. Maria’s goal was to return to her prior level of function and be independent again. According to her physical and occupational therapists, she demonstrated great potential because she was motivated and has a strong family support system.

Maria came to Water’s Edge with a no weight bearing restriction, which meant that she was unable to put any weight on her right leg. Maria was experiencing decreased strength, functional mobility and the ability to transfer safely. She arrived at Water’s Edge needing maximum assistance from her caregivers. Over the course of the month, Maria worked hard every single day she was at Water’s Edge. She worked daily with her Occupational Therapist, Alyssa, on safety awareness and use of her wheelchair. She trained in proper ways to transfer safely and participate in activities of daily life. She also worked daily with her physical therapist, Jamie, on strengthening her bilateral lower extremities.

After a few short weeks of working with our team at Water’s Edge, Maria was ready to go back home. She went from needing assistance and depending on caregivers to assist with all her activities of daily life to meeting her goal of being independent once again. Maria and her family were grateful for the progress she made at Water’s Edge and so excited to return home.

Team Water’s Edge wishes Maria health and happiness today and every day.