Short-term Rehab Success at Hillcrest Commons

Patient recovers from a fall & stays healthy during COVID-19 pandemic

Janice H., of Pittsfield, MA, suffered a left humerus fracture after falling at home. She was admitted to Hillcrest Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, a COVID-19-free community, from Berkshire Medical Center. Hillcrest Commons followed all CDC and Massachusetts Department of Public Health guidelines related to care and infection control to make sure Ms. Horrigan received the best care, as safely as possible. Through extensive staff education and creative delivery of physical and occupational therapy, as well as increased cleaning protocols, Ms. Horrigan was able to have a successful stay and remain healthy during her time here.

Treatment: March 2020 – April 2020

Course of Treatment:
 • Physical Therapy – 5 days a week, 1 hour a day
 • Occupational Therapy – 5 days a week, 1 hour a day
– Transfer
– Gait
– Stairs
• Telehealth Meeting with Orthopedic Dr. and Facilitated Discharge
 • Education on Medical Equipment
 • Goal Setting and Achievements
 • Education with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ms. Horrigan completed a successful short-term rehab stay. She used telehealth services to meet with doctors while still receiving the in-person care she needed. She was discharged home with a sling and the proper education on completing her ADLs while wearing the sling.

“My stay at Hillcrest Commons was excellent. I commend every department from nursing, housekeeping, and all the various departments. I have never seen a group of people work so hard and be so considerate. It is without hesitation that I recommend Hillcrest Commons. Shortly after my arrival at Hillcrest the pandemic began. I felt fully informed by the staff regarding the steps that were being taken daily to keep the residents safe and to ensure that during a time of isolation we were still engaged and being cared for.”
– Janice H.

To learn more about the superior care offered at Hillcrest Commons, call Deirdre Tozer-Hayes, Admissions Director, at 413-445-9747.