Case Study: Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (December 2018)

Patient’s Age: 52-years-old
Admission Date: 11/13/18
Admitted From: Saint Joseph’s Medical Center
Discharge Date: 12/30/18
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 1.5 Months
Reason for Stay: Post fall, Multiple Sclerosis with left side weakness
How did this patient hear about Sans Souci? Saint Joseph’s Medical Center

Mr. Eric Lopez arrived at Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on November 13, 2018 from an inpatient hospitalization at Saint Joseph’s Medical Center in Yonkers. Mr. Lopez was admitted to Sans Souci with a primary diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis with left sided weakness and recently sustained a fall. Mr. Lopez’s required a wheelchair for ambulation upon admission.

Mr. Lopez was greeted by multiple professionals of the Sans Souci interdisciplinary team whom had anticipated his arrival. Within the first 2 hours, he was greeted by clinicians, therapists, physicians, administrative staff, and many other valued members of the Sans Souci team to welcome him and answer any questions that he may have had.

Mr. Lopez began working with the Sans Souci therapy department to begin working on ambulation training, endurance and strength training, as well as balance training.

After a month of skilled services and intensive training, Mr. Lopez demonstrated a significant increase in strength and endurance. Mr. Lopez began using a rollator and could navigate 200 feet and ascend 14 stairs with support of handrails!

Mr. Lopez discharged on December 30, 2018 fully ambulatory with use of a rollator. Mr. Lopez shared the following regarding his stay at Sans Souci; “I came to Sans Souci wheelchair bound, unable to walk. Due to the rehabilitation I received at Sans Souci, I am able to walk again independently using a rollator. I thank Sans Souci’s staff for giving me the care and support that I needed to regain my strength and rehabilitate.”