Case Study: Glengariff Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (November 2021)

Concierge Director: Karissa Chiantella
Patient’s Age: 57
Admission Date: 9/17/21
Admitted From: Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Discharge Date: 11/29/21
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 73 days
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation and Dialysis
How Did the Patient Hear About Glengariff? Prosthetist

Details of experience:

Yudi was admitted to Long Island Jewish Medical Center with a wound on his right heel that caused an infection. Because there was not enough blood for the wound to heal, his only option was to amputate his right ankle and foot. Yudi also has End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).

After surgery, Yudi was recommended to come to Glengariff for rehabilitation and receive dialysis at our in-patient center. He was concerned about transfers, as he needed extensive assistance, so it was beneficial not to travel three times a week for dialysis treatment.

Upon Yudi’s physical therapy evaluation, he could not stand, walk, presented decreased strength, functional mobility, decreased transfers, and reduced ability to ambulate safely. The therapy team discussed his treatment goals to get him back on his feet and return to his normal activities of daily living (ADL), as it was a challenge for him.

As Yudi was healing from surgery, he started to work with both physical and occupational therapy to strengthen his left leg and upper body. After two weeks, Yudi was able to stand on his left leg for 5 minutes. Upon admission, he couldn’t stand on his leg at all. As for sit-to-stand transfers, Yudi needed total dependence, and after two weeks, he was able to transfer with minimal assistance.

On October 7th, his staples were removed, and he got the “ok” to get his temporary prosthetic leg. When his prosthetic leg arrived on October 22nd, he was able to ambulate 80 feet with a rollator! He continued to progress, and two weeks later, he was able to ambulate 150 feet with a quad cane. Yudi has three steps to enter his home, so his goal was to walk up the stairs and walk up 10 steps.

On November 30th, Yudi met his therapy goals and was ready to be discharged home. Yudi said, “The staff went above and beyond for me to achieve my goals.”

The team here at Glengariff wishes Yudi the best of luck!