Concierge Name: Kevin Welge
Patient Name: Alicia Healy
Patient Age: 76 years old
Admission Date: February 16, 2022
Admitted From: NYU Langone Winthrop University Hospital
Discharge date: TBA
Discharged to: TBA
Length of Stay: TBA
Reason for Stay: Rehabilitation after fall that resulted in head injury
How did this patient hear about Rockville? The patient has been at Rockville before and is the mother of Kelly Hellberg, one of our dietitians.
Details of Experience:
Mrs. Alicia Healy was walking in the hallway at her local assisted living home when she fell and hit her head. The fall resulted in her being rushed to NYU Langone Winthrop Hospital, where she was admitted. As part of her treatment while in the hospital, she received four sutures in her head to help close the wound which resulted from her fall. When it was time for her to be discharged from the hospital, the determination was made that she would need short-term rehab before she could return to her assisted living facility. For Mrs. Healy and her family, they knew exactly where to go, and that was Rockville. Mrs. Healy’s daughter Kelly is a dietitian at Rockville, so it was an easy choice.
Mrs. Healy was admitted to Rockville on February 16, 2022, and was instantly greeted by the front desk staff, our nursing supervisor, and the nursing staff on her floor. Shortly after that, Kevin Welge, the Director of Concierge, went and met with her. While speaking to her, she had nothing but praises for the community. Mrs. Healy had been at Rockville previously and was able to get settled in fairly quickly as a result. She remembered a lot of the staff from her previous stay, and many of them remembered her also.
Once the amazing staff in the rehab department met with her, they worked with her to develop a plan that would help get her back on her feet and help her regain her balance. This program included exercises such as standing on one leg, which would focus on shifting her weight from one leg to the other, and walking outside, which would help her focus on keeping her balance while walking on uneven surfaces. Along with those exercises, rehab also had Mrs. Healy focuses on reaching for objects that are higher up, such as upon a shelf. This would help Mrs. Healy relearn how to shift her weight as necessary. These were just the first steps on her road to recovery.
Mrs. Healy made significant strides in her recovery while at Rockville, and the rehab staff was extremely pleased with her progress. She is well on her way to return to her assisted living and is very grateful for all the care the team provided her.