Case Study: Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center (May 2019)

Patient’s Age: 43-years-old
Admission Date: 04/19/19
Admitted From: New York Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital
Discharge Date: 05/23/19
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 35 days
Reason for Stay: Wound care.
How did this patient hear about Sans Souci? Resident was previously a patient at a sister community.

Details of Experience:
Mr. James Adams arrived at Sans Souci Rehabilitation and Nursing Center on April 19, 2019, from an inpatient hospitalization at New York-Presbyterian Hudson Valley Hospital. Mr. Adams was admitted to Sans Souci with a primary diagnosis of cellulitis with a wound on the right residual surgical stump from his right lower extremity below-knee amputation.

Mr. Adams was greeted by multiple professionals of the Sans Souci interdisciplinary team who 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. Adams was evaluated by the Sans Souci clinical team to assess his wound and begin treatment. Upon initial evaluation, Mr. Adams’s wound was 2 inches in length, 1.5 inches in width, and 1.5 inches in depth. Mr. Adams was administered silver alginate for a period of three weeks to begin healing the wound.

During his stay, Mr. Adams was an active participant in the Sans Souci recreation department’s daily activities and enjoyed the luxury amenities at Sans Souci, such as their signature Snack Cart Program. Mr. Adams forged a close relationship with Leduc Le, Director of Recreation at Sans Souci, Omar Garcia, Recreation Therapist, and Aryeh Schachter Director of Concierge Services. Mr. Adams became friends with many residents and staff members throughout his stay.

One month into his stay, Mr. Adams’s wound had decreased in size to a 1.2-inch width and .5 inch depth.

Having completed a prior stay at a sister community in the network, Mr. Adams was familiar with the signature CareRite Centers Comprehensive Amputee Rehabilitation Program led by Todd Schaffhauser and Dennis Oehler. Mr. Adams utilized the support program for motivation, support, and inspiration for his bilateral below-the-knee amputation.

Mary Conte, RN Unit Manager, worked with Mr. Adams to educate him regarding his wound care. Mr. Adams was trained on how to self treat the wound for his upcoming discharge home. Upon discharge, Mr. Adams’s wound had shrunk to a size of .5 inches in length and a .2 inch depth. Prior to leaving Sans Souci, Mr. Adams shared that “Sans Souci Rehab is a great place to receive nursing care. Throughout my stay, the staff at Sans Souci have been very helpful and taken great care of me. I wish I could stay here, but I’ll come back and visit soon!”