Case Study: The Paramount at Somers Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (February 2020)

Patient’s Age: 81-years-old
Admission Date: 02/3/2020
Admitted From: Westchester Medical Center
Discharge Date: 03/03/2020
Length of Stay: 31 Days
Discharged To: Home
Reason for Stay: Muscle weakness resulting from subsequent hospitalization for infection
How did this patient hear about The Paramount at Somers? Hospital Referral

Details of Experience:
Emil G. is an 82-year-old male who was admitted at The Paramount at Somers from Westchester Medical Center for bacteremia with a past medical history of hypertension.

In the words of Og Mandino, failure will never overtake me if my will to succeed is strong enough.  Mr. Emil G. came across a series of struggles but used his determination and strength to overcome them!  At the hospital, he was diagnosed with a bacterial infection but became weak and needed rehab to regain his strength. In addition, he has a history of surviving an Aortic dissection and had a recent hip replacement surgery.

While in the hospital for this illness, Emil developed generalized weakness and was unable to return home safely without assistance. His therapists at the hospital recommended that he would need extensive subacute rehab and that is when he decided to join our community The Paramount at Somers.

Upon admission, Emil was greeted by our highly-trained staff on the Nottingham short-term unit, who were expecting him. 

Prior to his admission, Emil was previously living independently in a private home with 6 steps to enter and 13 steps to lower level. He was able to complete all ADLs without assistance and was ambulating without any assistive devices.

Upon admission to our community, Emil was evaluated at a contact guard level of assistance for completing toileting tasks, lower body dressing, functional mobility, sit to stand transfers, and bed mobility tasks. He exhibited decreased strength, decreased balance, decreased coordination, and increased need for assistance from others.

His goal was to get better, stronger and to increase his independence in order to return home safely. Emil was motivated and worked diligently on a variety of exercises to improve his activities of daily living and mobility. 

Over the next few weeks, he was able to increase his activity tolerance, walk with therapists and practice a number of functional tasks. He was strong minded and willing to do whatever it took to meet his Physical therapy goals. As time progressed, gradual strength and balance gains were obvious.

Emil was discharged on March 3, 2020 at a modified independent level and was discharged from the Paramount at Somers to stay in a hotel suite for a short time to be close to his daughter before returning to his private home.  Overall, he had a successful rehabilitation and returned home very close to his previous level of functioning. 

From the staff at the Paramount, we wish you all the best!