Success Stories

Delilah Shepard, Subacute Patient 

Following hospitalization at St. Michael’s Medical Center, Ms. Shepard was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for orthopedic aftercare. Upon her arrival to Sinai Center she had muscle weakness, loss of strength and difficulty walking. Our therapists helped her regain her strength, along with her walking ability.

After 14 days of rehab Ms. Shepard was ready to be discharged. Excited to return home, she anticipates keeping busy with her favorite leisure activities – taking her daily strolls and reading books.

“Everyone was so nice and helpful to me. I would like to thank Physical Therapy for their patience, and all of the Nurses and CNA’s for helping me get through this process.”


Carlos Bynoe, Subacute Patient 

Mr. Carlos Bynoe was hospitalized at University Medical Center following a car collision that resulted in a foot injury and cellulitis of his right leg. He chose to continue his recovery at Sinai Post Acute, Nursing and Rehab, noted for our outstanding Physical Therapy and Wound Care programs.

When he first arrived, Mr. Bynoe had difficulty standing, Today he has regained his physical functionality & independence. He is grateful to Ms. Shirley Arrington in recreation and his nurse aide Donna Bolton for keeping him busy and providing good care.

“Thank you for all your help, I can walk again! The therapy team made sure I got to therapy by picking me up on time every day. I also enjoyed the activity games offered through the recreation department.”


Frank Ogwu, Spinal Patient 

Following spinal and cervical fusion surgery at UMDNJ, Mr. Ogwu was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with difficulty walking and muscle weakness. Using our state-of-the-art rehab equipment to improve his muscle tone and help his blood circulation, our team of therapists were able to help him improve his strength, muscle mass and ability to walk.

After 30 plus days of rehab, Mr. Ogwu successfully achieved his rehab goals and was ready to be discharged. He looks forward to returning home and working on his computer.

“I regained my strength and ability to walk here at Sinai. I had a problem with swallowing, but it is now better. My special thanks to Ms. Elaine, Ms. Jenkins and all the nursing staff that provided me with excellent care.”


Norma Dixon, Subacute Patient 

After a hard fall when getting off the bus landed Ms. Dixon in Christ Hospital, she chose to recover at Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehab Center. Highly motivated to get better quickly, she worked hard with our therapists to regain her strength.

Ms. Dixon came into Sinai using a walker and was ready to be discharged home walking independently in under 20 days. She’s looking forward to returning to family and friends in her community.

“The Therapy at Sinai was very enjoyable. To get me back on my feet, they kept me busy with many exercises and activities. I am so glad to be walking out of here on my own!”


Robert Bright, Orthopedic Patient 

Following hospitalization at UMDNJ Hospital, Mr. Bright was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for orthopedic rehabilitation and pain management. He was assigned daily therapy using our state-of-the-art rehab equipment to strengthen his muscle tone and improve his ambulation.

After a brief stay of under 30 days of rehab, Mr. Bright was ready to be discharged to the community – having regained his strength and his walking ability, and with his pain greatly improved.

“My experience at Sinai was a good one. My recovery was a long struggle, but I made it, thanks to my nurse, the entire therapy team and Ms. Elaine, my nurse aide”


Burnis Edwards, Orthopedic Patient

Mr. Edwards was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for orthopedic aftercare following surgical amputation to his foot at Saint Michael’s Medical Center. Upon his arrival, he was in terrible pain and suffered from gangrene, malnutrition and muscle atrophy.

Sinai’s expert rehab team worked with him to improve his strength, muscle mass and ability to walk. After 90 days plus of rehab, Mr. Edwards was ready to be discharged.

“I recovered my strength and physical function and can now walk so much better. I look forward to rejoining society and want to express my special thanks to Ms. Christina, Ms. Patsy, Mrs. Chantel and Mr. Dave (Security Guard) for their excellent care and concern.”


Barbara Jackson, Pulmonary Patient

Ms. Jackson was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center after hospitalization at Clara Maass Medical Center for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and removal of cataracts in both eyes. Upon her arrival she had very poor vision, and difficulty breathing and walking. Under the expert care of our therapists, Ms. Jackson’s breathing improved – and her eyes were healing daily.

After 200+ days of rehab and dedicated nursing care, Ms. Jackson was discharged, excited to return to home cooked meals from her kitchen and her own bed.

“I would like to thank God first and the Sinai staff members who were very good to me and treated me with love. A special thanks to Ms. Allen, who coordinated my eye doctor appointments, and arranged for an assistant to go with me. When I came to Sinai I felt like I was in a dark hole, unable to see or get around on my own. I feel a lot better now; I have the strength to walk the hallways – and can see better than before! ”


Tina Knox, Subacute Patient

Following spinal surgery at Newark Beth Israel Hospital, Ms. Tina Knox chose to recover at Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. She was admitted with muscle weakness, loss of strength and difficulty walking. Using the state-of-the-art rehab equipment that improved her muscle tone and helped her blood flow and circulation, Our team of therapists customized an orthopedic rehabilitation regimen to improve her strength, muscle mass and ability to walk.

After 30 plus days of rehab, Ms. Knox returned home to her beloved family & friends having regained her strength & physical functionality.

“I just want to say thank you to all of the staff and patients for helping me feel welcome and getting me through the process. I am now able to move on with my life.”


Darryle Clark, Subacute Patient

Following hospitalization at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Mr. Darryle Clark was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for Orthopedic aftercare. Upon his arrival to Sinai Center he had muscle atrophy and was in pain. Our team of therapists used state-of-the-art rehab equipment to improve his muscle tone and help his blood flow and circulation.

After 30 days of rehab, Mr. Clark was discharged having regained his strength. He is excited to be back home, relaxing, and cooking!

“I have been to Sinai several times for different matters and always return because they have people that care. Gail from Activities is wonderful! She’s a great event planner and kept me busy every day with something new.”


Claudio Orlando, Subacute Patient

Following hospitalization at Clara Maas Medical Center, Mr. Claudio Orlando was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with cellulitis, muscle weakness, and difficulty walking.

After 30 days of Rehab, Mr. Orlando was happy that his therapy goals were met and he was discharged, having regained his strength and ability to walk. He looks forward to returning home – sleeping in his own bed and soaking in his hot tub.

“The staff was very professional and treated me well. Therapy really worked for me and everything came out good.”

 


Charles Cherry, Subacute Patient

Mr. Cherry was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for Orthopedic Rehab following hospitalization at UMDNJ. An amputee, he arrived at Sinai Center with muscle weakness and difficulty wearing his prosthesis. Our expert therapists helped him improve the use of his prosthesis and build his muscle mass utilizing the latest technology and rehab equipment.

After 20 days of rehab, Mr. Cherry was discharged – having regained 80% of his strength and with improved walking ability.

“My Social Worker Darlene was very helpful, as was Jewel the Concierge who visited me almost every day and always greeted me with a smile. Sinai was great, but there’s nothing like sleeping in my own bed!”


Patricia Auld , Subacute Patient

Ms. Patricia Auld was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with Type 2 Diabetes and recovering from a recent fall. She was very weak upon arrival, and had difficulty walking and lifting her arms.

With our expert therapists at her side, she made tremendous strides in rehabilitation. Her strength & walking ability improved, and she was able to lift her arms comfortably once again. Within 20 days Ms. Auld returned home – and went back to work!

“The care at Sinai was excellent, and the entire staff – I do not want to leave anyone out – was very caring, kind and wonderful to me!”


James Johnson, Subacute Patient

Mr. James Johnson was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for orthopedic rehabilitation following surgical amputation of his leg at UMDNJ.

Our therapists, well-trained in helping amputees walk again, crafted a personalized rehab regimen to help Mr. Johnson overcome his mobility challenge.

With their expert guidance and support, he has regained his strength and his walking ability has greatly improved. Mr. Johnson gives thanks to all his nurses and a special thank you to his nurse Bibi and Jewel the concierge.

“Thanks to my supportive therapists I can now walk without any help and I feel stronger and healthier. I’m excited to get back on my motorcycle!”


Tyrone Stewart, Subacute Patient

Following hospitalization at Jersey City Medical Center, Mr. Tyrone Stewart was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center for IV Antibiotic Therapy and Rehabilitation due to a toe amputation. Upon his arrival to Sinai Center he couldn’t walk without losing his balance and falling. Using state-of-the-art rehab equipment that aided his balance and helped his blood flow and circulation, our expert team of therapists were able to help him move around and walk better.

After 20 days of rehab, Mr. Stewart was discharged back to the community having regained his strength. He looks forward to relaxing at home and being able to cook once again.

"The Concierge, Jewel, was very nice to me and checked on me every day. I am very thankful to her and will miss her and Nurse Patsy."


Ruth Vereen, Subacute Patient

Ruth came to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center to recover from her hip replacement surgery at University Hospital. Upon admission she had difficulty walking, but her therapy regimen at Sinai Center gave her the ambition and motivation to get up and keep going.

Ruth could not stop praising Ms. Jackie Allen and Stephanie Cox for the wonderful care they provided her. She was able to be discharged home to the community after 20 days of rehab and looks forward to visiting Atlantic City in the near future.

"When I came here, I was in pain. Now I’m doing good. My therapists were a great team and they really believed I could walk again. They did a great job!"


Anthony Sherrod, Subacute Patient

Following a hospitalization at St. Michaels Medical Center, Mr. Anthony Sherrod was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing and Rehab Center for IV antibiotics and rehabilitation due to difficulty walking. When he arrived, his legs were very weak and his balance was off. Even while going out to dialysis three times a week, he was able to participate regularly in our therapy program and was discharged back to the community in under 30 days.

"I can now walk better on my own with the assistance of a walker. I loved your staff . . . especially Marie Nunez, CNA, who did a great job. She is the best lady, friendly – and I felt very comfortable working with her."


Kevin Doud, Spinal Injury Patient

Mr. Kevin Doud suffered a fall in the community that caused an injury to his cervical spinal cord. He was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following hospitalization at University Hospital. Upon his arrival, Mr. Doud was in a lot of pain and couldn’t move his neck properly. Undergoing intensive rehabilitation and working very hard, he was ready to be discharged after completing only two weeks of therapy! Upon his return home he is eagerly looking forward to visiting his family, especially his beloved uncle.

"The rehab I received at Sinai Center helped me a lot and the staff was very

good to me."


Cheryl Bynes, Subacute Patient

Cheryl was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center following a hospital stay at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. She had difficulty walking due to Spinal Stenosis and required intensive rehabilitation. Within 30 days at Sinai Center, she was ready to be discharged.

Complimenting the staff on their patience, Cheryl found it exciting to do new exercises each day during her physical therapy sessions. She was very happy with the care of her CNAs, Ms. Karen Huchinson-Hanson and Ms. Annette Jordon, as well as her Nurse Patsy Williams. Cheryl is looking forward to being home and sleeping in her own bed.

"When I came to this facility I couldn’t walk. Now I feel good and I can walk again!"


DeniseDenise Pipersburgh, Subacute Patient

Denise came to Sinai Post Acute, Nursing & Rehabilitation Center with difficulty walking following hospitalization at St. Barnabas Medical Center. Upon admission she was barely able to move her legs. After working with Sinai’s therapy team, she is back to her old self – and able to walk and care for herself!

Discharged only a few weeks later, Denise is effusive in her praise of the physical and occupational therapists she worked with, as well as her CNA Ms. Waterman, Nurse Patsy and Nurse Mr. Washington.

"I’m looking forward to returning home and
being able to care and cook for myself again!"


odonnelMeet John O’Donnell, Subacute Patient

John was admitted to Sinai Post Acute, Nursing & Rehab Center from St. Michael’s Medical Center with a diagnosis of acute pancreatitis, kidney failure, and heart problems. After multiple days in the ICU, John was happy to be transferred to Sinai for rehab therapy.

When John first arrived at Sinai he couldn’t walk and wasn’t in a good state of mind. Now, less than a month later, he feels good and is excited to go home – walking steady without support. He worked closely with his social worker, Darlene, to set up services for a safe discharge home.

"Everybody treated me nicely and was very respectful.
I had a great experience and enjoyed going to therapy."


Denise-BeysMeet Denise Bey, Stroke Patient

After suffering a stroke that caused weakness to her left side, Ms. Bey was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute Center from St. Michaels Medical Center. She noted that upon her arrival to Sinai she had difficulty tying her shoes since her left hand was so weak.

Now that her Rehab goals have been met, Ms. Bey feels much stronger and is proud that she can tie her shoes on her own. It’s the small things in life that make a difference, she notes. Ms. Bey completed her therapy in just under a month and is excited to return home!

"My CNA, Denise Evans, helped me and pushed me to get better. She made sure I got out of bed each morning, washed up and motivated me to go to therapy!"


Meet Steven Leyden, Subacute Patient

Mr. Steven Leyden was admitted to Sinai Post Acute, Nursing & Rehab Center from Holy Name Hospital in August 2017 after falling and breaking two ribs. Mr. Leyden chose to recover at Sinai Center due to the reputation of our excellent Rehab Department and for pain management.

Upon admission he was unable to walk properly and in tremendous pain. After less than a month he completed his scheduled therapy program and was successfully discharged home with improved mobility and pain free!

"he Rehab Staff was extremely professional & pleasant. I would definitely recommend this facility to
my family and friends."


Meet Gabriel Reyes, Subacute Patient

Following a serious car accident, Gabriel was rushed to the hospital with his foot broken in two different places. After a brief hospital stay, he was transferred to Sinai Center, unable to walk unassisted.

Our Rehab Team developed a comprehensive and intense therapy plan so Gabriel would be able to return home as soon as possible. After a month and a half, we are proud to say Mr. Reyes can now walk unassisted and has been discharged.

"All the staff, including the doctors, nurses and therapists are like family. The delivery of care was great!"


Mark Warner 2Meet Angel Tigre, Subacute Patient

Angel, a 24 year-old construction worker, was working on the third floor of a building on a construction site, when unfortunately he fell off. He suffered serious injury and came to Sinai Center recuperating from a broken pelvis, a ruptured bladder and a fractured coccyx bone, and was unable to walk.

After 4 months of intense Physical and Occupational Therapy at Sinai, Angel was successfully discharged home.

"Ambulating on my own with assistance of a rollator, my broken and fractured bones have now healed and with strong will and determination, I am closer to returning to my old self!"


Mark Warner 2Meet Edgar Martinez, Subacute Patient

Edgar was admitted to Sinai Post-Acute, Nursing & Rehab Center from JFK Medical Center to complete a course of IV antibiotics due to a major infection, and for subacute rehabilitation due to hip pain. Fluent in both English and Spanish, Edgar was placed in Sinai’s Hispanic Unit where he felt very comfortable.

Having completed his treatment at Sinai, Edgar is happy to return home – and to his wife!

"Rehab at Sinai Center was a good experience. All the Nurses and CNAs were wonderful and treated me very well. I especially enjoyed working with my Nurse, Mr. Washington who came in with a smile each time to hook me up to the IV."

Mr. Edgar Martinez (r) with his Nurse – Villacres Washington, LPN


Mark Warner 2Meet Mark Werner, Subacute Patient

Upon admission to Sinai Center from St. Michaels Medical Center, Mark required IV therapy for a major infection and intensive subacute rehabilitation following amputation of 5 toes. Used to being on his feet all day while working for a courier service in NY, Mark was worried and depressed – afraid he would never be able to work again.

At a follow up visit with his surgeon 3 weeks later, the physician was amazed at Mark’s significant progress.

"From day one the nursing staff were so nice to me, and made me feel very comfortable at Sinai. My physical therapist reassured me that I would be able to be on my feet again which helped me deal emotionally with my worries. She was so right, every day I felt myself getting stronger and stronger!

As a side note, the food was delicious here – I even put on a few pounds.

Well… I am going home tomorrow. I contacted my job, and I’m starting to work there again on Monday! All in all I am so thankful to the hospital social worker for recommending Sinai. They really lived up to their reputation!"


NaiemeMeet Naiem Padgent, Double Amputee Patient

Naiem was admitted from University Hospital to Sinai Center in February of 2014. A double amputee since 2001, he was not coherent at the time of admission, had a severe blood infection, wounds, and his prognosis was bleak.

Within two months at Sinai Center, most of his wounds were healed – and he started gaining weight.

“The Occupational Therapist taught me how to transfer on my own – and I just felt so good about myself. I was very happy at Sinai and felt that even though I am young if I needed a Nursing Home, Sinai is where I would want to be.

In Jan. 2015 I became President of the Resident Council and took my job real seriously, making sure all the residents’ needs were being met. I would go from floor to floor daily, making new friends, meeting with the Administrator and other Department Heads to make sure all issues were being addressed. Another “job” I had here was being the barber for our male residents – and I really enjoyed it!

A few months ago I had a discussion with Latosha, my social worker, about the possibility of me returning back to the community. I knew it was real far-fetched as there were so many obstacles that could prevent that from happening. Well Latosha is a miracle worker and from finding me an apartment to Nursing Care to medications to meals on wheels … the “impossible” is happening: I AM GOING HOME TODAY!!”

Thank You!


Meet Louis Garcia, Post Acute Patient

Luis Garcia was admitted in February 2017 to Sinai Center after surgery on his 3rd, 4th, and 5th vertebra at Overlook Medical Center. He was completely paralyzed from his waist up, couldn’t lift his arms and had no movement on his fingers. The specialized Therapy Team at Sinai provided state-of-the-art therapies to increase his finger’s fine motor skills and the range of motion in his hands. Recently discharged in April 2017, Luis Garcia was excited to return home!

"Honestly, I never thought I would see the inside of my apartment again. If I ever need rehab again I know exactly where to go, and I would recommend Sinai for anyone who needs to recover from surgery or any ailment. I am so thankful that I chose Sinai Center for my recovery and rehabilitation. The Nurses and Aides were attentive to my many needs and even the food was good!".


Meet Brian Bennett, Amputee Patient

Brian was admitted to Sinai Center in June of 2016 with a fracture to the left leg and above knee amputation to the right leg due to a motor vehicle accident.

With the help of Sinai’s specialized nurses and CNA’s, Brian learned how to manage for himself again, and once his left leg fracture healed and the swelling went down on his right leg, he was able to receive his prosthetic. In rehab, Mr. Bennett learned how to walk with his new prosthetic and was discharged home in January 2017 with continued therapy and home health aide services.

“Due to the loss of my leg, I went through a depression but the doctors and nurses at Sinai provided me with excellent care, kept me focused on my rehab, and motivated me to learn how to manage with my new prosthetic. Today, I am happy to go home – just six months after!"


Meet John Constable, Neurorehabilitation Patient

John was admitted to Sinai Center for skilled therapy and continued medical care due to an injury to his head and with loss of consciousness of unspecified duration.

Thanks to the clinical care provided by Sinai Center’s nursing staff, the daily care from the CNA’s, and the progress achieved with Sinai’s personalized skilled therapy program that included daily physical, occupational and speech therapy, John is now verbally responsive and able to manage mostly on his own, requiring only limited supervision and assistance with ADL’s and is independent with bed mobility and transfers.

“Even though I was alert when they admitted me at Sinai Center, I was disoriented, and required extensive assistance with all the activities of daily living, including basic things like bed mobility and transfers. Today, after the great care I received and the rehab I did at Sinai, I can go about daily living mostly on my own!”


Meet Andre Townsend, Subacute Rehab Patient

Andre, a 30 yr old Fairmont, NJ resident, works as a daily wage construction worker. He was shot twice in the stomach while exiting a local corner store one evening in December. Following major surgery that was only able to successfully remove one bullet, Andre was completely debilitated. Upon discharge, he transitioned to Sinai Center for aggressive therapy. Now a few months later, Andre walks around using a rollator, eats on his own while sitting in our dayroom, and is regaining his independence with self care. His girlfriend, who you can usually find at his side, is cheering him on.“I have made a lot of progress ever since I have been here. I am starting to feel like myself again.”


Meet Thomas Flaherty, Spinal Rehab Patient

Thomas, a 41-year old truck barrel loader, fell and tripped on a manhole cover while crossing the street. He injured his back and it took him 2 months with various diagnostic tests to find out he had a protruding disc in the lumbar spine. Unable to walk, roll over in bed or dress himself, he underwent major back surgery and was transferred to Sinai Center five days later.

With intensive physical and occupational therapies following the spinal rehab protocol, Thomas now walks everywhere using a rolling walker and is able to dress himself. He is gearing up to returning home to his loved ones and will continue therapy in an outpatient setting so he can get back to work.

“Before, I could not get out of bed, I felt helpless. Today, my therapist makes me laugh and keeps pushing me to go further each day. This has been a life changing experience. I love the E-stim my therapist provides, it eases the pain and lets me work harder towards my goals.”


Meet Donald Jones, Stroke Patient

Donald, a young, talented Chef in Jersey City, was admitted to Sinai Center in a vegetative state and only able to move his eyeballs after suffering 3 back to back strokes. Following months of intensive physical, occupational and speech therapy – Donald now gets dressed by himself, moves independently around in his wheelchair and is able to express ideas – and hold a real conversation! We welcome Donald’s fiancé who visits regularly, and take delight in seeing them, happy, eating their meals together. Donald, an active participant in his recovery, is proud of the enormous strides he’s made and looks forward to regaining his full independence.


Meet Abney Webb, Long Term Care Resident

Upon admission to Sinai Center with a host of complications and history of rheumatoid arthritis and gout, Abney was completely bed-bound and required a feeder. After two months of intensive skilled occupational and physical therapies, he is now alert, oriented, and walking on his own – only assisted by a walker, and able to feed himself. He continues to progress and is an extremely motivated participant in his treatment.

Abney was effusive in his praise of Sinai’s Therapy Department: “Firstly, I enjoy being in therapy … all the different types of exercises have helped me so much. Most of all, I enjoy all the help that the OT has given me – she is sincere with all my care.”