Case Study: Ramapo Manor Center For Rehabilitation And Nursing (Nov 2014)

Patients Age: 59
Admission Date: 9/23/14
Admitted From: Westchester Medical Center
Discharge Date: 11/18/14
Discharged To: Ramapo Manor
Length of Stay: 57 Days
Reason for Stay: This patient was in a car accident and fractured his right hip and also fractured his left forearm.
How did this patient hear about Ramapo Manor?
He was referred to Ramapo Manor by the social worker at Westchester Medical Center.

Details of Experience:
This patient came to Ramapo Manor after being in a severe car accident that left him seriously injured. He had a dislocated and fractured hip along with a fractured left forearm. Right off the bat he was not able to even leave his bed but he would always have a smile on his face. The only negative thing he had to say during his whole entire stay was that the noise from the construction was very loud one day. We had put him into one of our newly renovated rooms so he felt very privileged to be staying in there but understood why the noises would be loud at times. What made me so interested in this patient was the fact that he was a priest and was a teacher at a Catholic School. When I was growing up I was not raised to be very religious so getting to interact with a priest on a daily basis was very interesting. I was able to ask about religion and other things that I had always wondered about growing up. He would always go to the services that we held here at Ramapo Manor and when he would pass my office he would say “Hey Kris I prayed for you today”. It was a great feeling because it made me feel very special. Working in healthcare you usually don’t have the patients praying for the employees it’s usually vice versa. After about his first week here he was really able to advance in physical therapy and occupational therapy. He would always be welcomed by friends and fellow students that he had and would receive daily packages filled with various goodies. I always told him that he was the most popular man at Ramapo Manor and that he was so lucky to have so many people care about him. I think because he was surrounded by so much love and support that also made him more motivated to recover and get better. The nursing staff and aides that would tend to him daily would always come out of his room smiling because of the kind of personality he had. He simply made the best out of every situation and took his recovery one step at a time. With the positive attitude that he would always had he was able to recover in just a few weeks. The final night here we threw him a graduation dinner to congratulate him on his success that he had while staying at Ramapo Manor. He praised Ramapo Manor in every aspect. Its residents like him that gives a place a good name and reputation. When his day finally came to leave we all gave him a big hug and told him that we will always try and stay in touch with him. I think that he touched our lives while he was staying here more then we touched his.