Everyone at CareOne at Ridgewood Avenue took great care of me!

I was admitted to CareOne at Ridgewood Avenue after I had double knee replacement surgery. I was in a lot of pain and could barely move. My legs felt like a ton of bricks. I was a patient at CareOne at Ridgewood Avenue a couple of years ago and I knew that if I wanted to recover successfully after this complicated surgery, there’s no other place to go but there.

At the time of admission, my pain was through the roof, I was starting to think that I would never recover from this operation. The doctors and nursing team gave me the right regimen to control the pain so I could work on getting stronger with therapy. Upon initial evaluation, I needed maximum assistance for everything; my legs were both so swollen and felt like jello. I couldn’t walk, stairs terrified me and I doubted if I would ever make it out without a wheelchair. I also needed maximum assistance for dressing and getting to the bathroom. I couldn’t reach my feet or dress/clean my lower body.

Upon my discharge from CareOne at Ridgewood Avenue, I am able to walk without any device. I can go up the stairs step over step with no assistance. I can even walk on grass, ramps and curbs. I can dress and shower by myself. Everyone at CareOne at Ridgewood Avenue took great care of me and I am going home even better than I was before!

 

— D.W.