Case Study: Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (January 2020)

Patient’s Age: 73-years-old male
Admission Date: 07/08/2019
Admitted From: New York Presbyterian
Discharge Date: 01/02/2020
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 5 months and 3 weeks
Reason for Stay: S/P DVT, Shortness of breath, chronic hypertension, asthma, left leg pain.
How did this patient hear about Sans Souci? Hospital recommendation.

Details of Experience:
Mr. William Schillinger arrived at Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on July 8, 2019, from New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Prior to coming to Sans Souci, he experienced episodes of shortness of breath due to his prior deep vein thrombosis (DVT), chronic hypertension, and asthma. Upon completion of his hospital stay, Mr. Schillinger was referred to Sans Souci to begin receiving PT, OT, and nursing care.

Upon admission, Mr. Schillinger was greeted by multiple members of the Sans Souci interdisciplinary team. The team welcomed Mr. Schillinger to our facility and conducted evaluations to custom tailor Mr. Schillinger’s stay. Mr. Schillinger required a wheelchair for ambulation at the time of admission.

Prior to his hospital stay, Mr. Schillinger was living independently and required no assistive devices. Mr. Schillinger’s home required 3 steps to enter. Mr. Schillinger began working with our Physical Therapist, Sam Ignacio and Occupational Therapy with our Assistant Director of Rehabilitation, Vinny Carvhalo COTA. Upon evaluation, Mr. Schillinger required total dependence with ambulation, bed mobilities, and ADL’s. Mr. Schillinger’s therapy goals were to be able to perform bed motilities, ADL’s, functional transfers, navigate 3 steps on the community stairs, and walk a distance of 250 ft without requiring assistance.

After two weeks working with our therapy department, Mr. Schillinger was upgraded to requiring moderate assistance with bed mobilities, max assistance with ADL’s and functional transfers. Mr. Schillinger was still unable to ambulate or navigate stairs due to pain.

During his stay, Mr. Schillinger was an active participant in the daily recreation activities. He especially enjoyed attending recreation activities such as horse racing, musician visits, birthday parties, bingo, art sessions, and coffee social with our Recreation Therapist Omar Garcia. Mr. Schillinger also enjoyed the luxury amenities at Sans Souci such as their signature Snack Cart and Hot Towel programs for residents.

By the end of August, Mr. Schillinger continued to make significant strides in his road to recovery. Mr. Schillinger was now able to safely perform two- hours of activity without experiencing pain or distress, functional transfers, and most ADLs with moderate assistance. At the beginning of September, Mr. Schillinger was able to navigate the community parallel bars with minimal assistance.

Mr. Schillinger was very social and became friends with many residents in his unit. Mr. Schillinger always wanted to help others and participated in assembling care packages for a local homeless shelter during our annual Day of Service for the local Yonkers community.

At the beginning of November, Mr. Schillinger required minimal assistance with functional transfers and supervision with bed mobilities. Mr. Schillinger was able to safely ambulate 40 feet with a rolling walker, ascend/descend 2 steps on the community stairs with handrails, and perform all ADL’s with minimal assistance.

Mr. Schilliner could always be found with a smile on his face. Mr. Schillinger continued to volunteer throughout his stay. He would regularly assist recreation with the daily newspaper delivery.

By the end of December, Mr. Schillinger was able to safely perform all ADL’s, ambulate 350 feet with a rolling walker, and could navigate 15 steps on the community stairs independently.

Prior to discharge, Mr. Schillinger shared, “Sans Souci has taken excellent care of me. I thank everyone who took care of me throughout my stay, especially the rehab) and nursing department. I would recommend Sans Souci to anyone in need of nursing or rehab care.”