Concierge: Dominic DiLieto
Patient: Roseann Murphy
Patient age: 79
Admitted: March 8th, 2023
Admitted from: Westchester Medical Center
Discharge Date: June 10th, 2023
Length of stay: 3 Months (94 Days)
Reason for stay: Rehabilitation following a car accident.
Details of experience:
Earlier this month, a resident of ours finished her rehabilitation here at The Paramount and headed back home; she was referred to as the ‘Miracle Woman’ by the therapy team. A name she had worn proudly, Roseann Murphy spent her spring of 2023 here in our community rehabilitation following a car accident in February.
Though tough days seemed to be destined ahead with her steps to recovery, Mrs. Murphy’s positive mindset and willingness to get better made it easy for her to reach her goals and make new friends here in our community. The car accident Roseann had been in had put her in the Westchester Medical Center for over two weeks and resulted in many injuries to her extremities. She had suffered a broken left arm, right shoulder, and right leg, leaving only her left leg as weight bearing.
With such injuries, it had seemed impossible to recuperate for Roseann; she said, ‘I was overwhelmed and didn’t know where to start.’ Our therapy team understood this sentiment; with three of her four limbs not being weight-bearing, strengthening Roseann after her long stay at the hospital would take time. One day at a time, her goal was chipped away at. Soon enough, she could be weight-bearing with her arms and back to being able to feed herself. Then after that, she was back to putting pressure on her right leg on the stationary bike. She thus earned the nickname ‘Miracle Woman’ from the therapy team.
Her achievements, she said, could not be done without the help of others. When talking about her stay here, she had not referred to the staff here as ‘staff’ but as friends. Wendy, Lyn, and Richard were always helpful on the units, saying they were very accommodating and pleasant. Her therapists, Bella, Jesse, and Danny, were always people they looked forward to seeing each day. ‘It didn’t feel like work when I was with them in the gym; they made it fun,’ Roseann said.
Roseann finished the interview by saying, ‘You have to strive to get to where you want to go in life.’ A sentiment we will, of course, remember here at The Paramount.
We wish Mrs. Murphy all the best in her continued journey of rehabilitation in the future.