Case Study: The Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens (May 2017)

Patients Age: 81
Admission Date: 4/25/2017
Admitted From:  Palm Beach Gardens Medical
Discharge Date: 5/22/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 28 days
Reason for Stay:  Cardiac Rehabilitation
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Gardens? Physician comes to this facility, close to home and father-in-law stayed here in 1987 for long term care.

Details of Experience:

Wil is an 81-year-old male, who was admitted from Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center on April 25, 2017. Wil retired from Union Carbide in New York, where he worked in Data Programming and Systems Development. He and his lovely wife, Mary Rose moved to Florida in 1986 and settled in Jupiter. Wil is a Veteran and served in the Korean War in the military branch of Army. Wil enjoys walking, swimming and his thirteen (13 ) grandchildren. He has been a member of the Elks for many years and enjoys volunteering and socializing with the many friends he has made there.

Wil initially went to the hospital due to trouble breathing with minimal exertion. What seemed like a minor problem, was actually a serious one. On April 12th, Wil underwent coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG X2 )and two valve repairs of the heart. Shortly thereafter, an onset of new problems arose, his heart and blood pressure increased, three days later Wil was back in the operating room and a pacemaker was placed. The following day a large hematoma developed in the leg from which his vein had been harvested for his CABG. Wil was monitored for a few days and was transferred to the Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens for physical and occupational therapy.

Initially, Wil required extensive assist of 2-3 therapists to stand and transfer. Walking was at first impossible, due to such poor balance, strength and control of his body. After a month of intense cardiovascular rehab, Will is now able to walk on his own and preparing to go home with his wife! He plans a few weeks of Home Health Therapy and then return to our community for outpatient therapy. We are looking forward to his return as an outpatient!