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

Patients Age: 65-years-old Admission Date: 10/09/2017 Admitted From: St. Mary’s Medical Center Discharge Date: 10/31/2017 Discharged To: Home Length of Stay: 23 days Reason for Stay: Fractured Hip How did this patient hear about Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens? Hospital Case Manager

Mr. Michael Scanlon arrived at the Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens on October 9, 2017 from St. Mary’s Medical Center, after he was hospitalized for a fractured hip. Michael had to get four pins inserted into his hip as part of his surgery procedure. After the surgery, Michael was recommended to receive rehabilitation services to build up his strength and be able to return home. Michael’s sister helped choose the Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens from a list of skilled nursing facilities (SNF) that were given to them at the hospital. Michael and his sister called all the centers on the list and spoke with the social worker. They decided to go with the Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens.

Michael was a little aggravated at first, still coming down from the amnesia from the hospital. At first he was not receptive of the staff. He had many different people come in and out of his room. He shared that he did not remember them, but they remembered him because they kept greeting him. At one point, Michael thought we had more employees than residents, with the amount of staff that were taking care of him. After a couple of days, Michael became more familiar with the staff and set different goals for himself. He wanted to be in the physical therapy room all day. By the time Michael was discharged, he had grown very friendly with the staff.

Mr. Scanlon began his therapy sessions on October 10, 2017. He fractured his pelvis (non-displaced hairline fracture) on his left femur, from which he had a closed reduction internal fixation on October 6, 2017. At the time of his skilled therapy evaluation, Mr. Scanlon needed maximum assistance to perform standing- walking task and was only able to ambulate approximately five feet with a rolling walker. His lower extremity strength had severely decreased since his injury, which made it difficult for Mr. Scanlon to perform daily activities without assistance.

Mr. Scanlon was in a skilled therapy for approximately three weeks where he saw drastic improvements in his ability to ambulate and perform daily tasks. He was able to achieve this by participating in bilateral lower extremity strengthening by gait training, therapeutic activities and neurological re-education skilled therapy interventions. At the time of his discharge, Mr. Scanlon was able to ambulate more than 200 feet in a rolling walker with modified independence and was able to perform all functional activities with no assistance. He was looking forward to going back to work ASAI and resuming his normal activities.

Michael Scanlon was discharged on October 31, 2017. He has gone back to his home where he will be receiving an evaluation and to be shown the proper exercises for the hip. He will be getting a nurse to come in for an hour a day just to see how he is physically, check his hip and monitor his medication. “The rehab here is amazing, [unfortunately] I had to come here, but it was an amazing experience.” “It was a rewarding experience because it helped me to heal to the point that I’m at, even though I didn’t want to be in this setting.”

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

Ms. Judith Gibson arrived at the Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens on September 19, 2017 from Saint Mary’s Medical Center. Prior to her hospitalization, she resided at the Country Residence, a small assisted living center with eight residents. Due to impending Hurricane Irma, Ms. Gibson was transferred to our community for continued care.

Ms. Gibson had developed a diagnosis of altered mental status prior to arriving to our community. She was admitted to the hospital where she received specialized treatment for her diagnosis; Ms. Gibson was treated for three days as an inpatient. The hospital clinical team recommended that Ms. Gibson seek out continued care at a neighboring skilled nursing facility where she could receive physical and occupational therapy for strength building. Ms. Gibson and her close friend, Fey West, selected The Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens for their incredible reputation and quality of care.

Upon admission, Ms. Gibson was evaluated by occupational, physical and speech therapy. Our speech pathologist determined she was not at risk and was not in need for services; however, both occupational and physical therapy determined that she was in need of support for functional mobility and enhanced independence. To determine Ms. Gibson’s goals, Fey shared with the interdisciplinary team her current status for performing activities of daily living. The team intended to ensure that Ms. Gibson had goals set in place that would be of her best benefit, comparing her functional baseline with her progression. A main therapeutic goal for Ms. Gibson was to facilitate a healthy state that would allow her to return to her assisted living center.

The Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens is proud of Ms. Gibson’s progress. She is now prepared to return home after only ten days of therapy! Ms. Gibson is also excited to reunite with her many back home. Even with the stress of the storm, Ms Gibson was able to put that aside and focus on getting better so that she could return home!

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Our Heroic Staff Recognized For Exceptional Care During Irma

The Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens has been recognized for incredible levels of preparedness and compassionate care provided to their residents, patients and families during Hurricane Irma.

In a column written in the Palm Beach Post, a subacute rehabilitation patient shared his positive experiences while under the safe and well-equipped provision of care by The Jupiter Gardens team, specifically highlighting Ms. MacDonald, his nurse, during the storm.

To read more about his experiences at Jupiter Gardens, please click here!

Team Jupiter, you are #TheCareRiteDifference

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Hurricane Irma Preparedness

As we are preparing for the safety and well-being of our staff, residents, and patients, please note our open lines of communication during Hurricane Irma:

Administrator, Louna Pierre Philippe
Mobile: (561) 757-1865
Email: lphilippe@jupitergardensrehab.com

In the event you are unable to reach our community administrator, please call our corporate help line: (201) 731-1712

We are committed to serving our staff, residents, and patients with the utmost care and service.

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

Patients Age: 82
Admission Date: 7/8/2017
Admitted From:  Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: 7/28/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 21 days
Reason for Stay:  Compression Fracture
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Gardens? Hospital referral

Details of Experience:

Wanda was admitted to Jupiter Gardens from Jupiter Medical Center for physical therapy. Wanda was hospitalized after an episode at home, and was admitted with a diagnosis of a lumbar fracture, and was scheduled for surgical correction.

Wanda has lived in the Jupiter area since 1960, after serving four years in United States Air Force as a AC-2, she settled here with her husband where they raised four children, and now enjoys the laughter of seven grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

Wanda arrived with a high level of pain and was unable to complete many physical activities; she was also maximum assist with all her activities of daily living, bathing, toileting, dressing and transfers. Although Wanda began with a slow start, she has excelled in her therapy and enjoyed the enthusiasm and positivity she received from her therapists. Her levels now are supervision with bed mobility and transfers and standby assistance with gait.

Wanda is looking forward to returning home where she lives with her son, and eager to return to her daily chores and spending her free time reading and working on her computer.

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Jupiter “Travels” To Hawaii!

The Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens was excited to welcome the cultural beauty of Hawaii during their “Destination Vacation” recreational program! The Destination Vacation program is a recreational platform designed to introduce residents, staff and families to the cultural customs, history and cuisine of a distant land.

This month’s program welcomed the great state of Hawaii! Thank you to all those in attendance!

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

Patients Age: 94
Admission Date: 6/3/2017
Admitted From:  Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: 6/5/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 29 days
Reason for Stay:  A-fib, infection
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Gardens? Insurance Coverage

Details of Experience:

Mr. Ford was admitted to Jupiter Gardens from Jupiter Medical Center for physical therapy. Mr. Ford had been hospitalized for a cardiac episode and infection. Despite a few hardships, he continued to persevere and overcome many obstacles in order to progress.

Mr. Ford was born in Connecticut, married and had three children. He moved to Florida over twenty years ago. Mr. Ford retired from professional golf after winning “The Masters 1957” and 19 PGA Golf Tours. He continued to play golf until the age of 88, and is the oldest living golfer holding the Master’s Title!

Mr. Ford has progressed well from requiring mod/max assist to contact guard assist. He continues to work hard in order to achieve his goals so that he can return to his prior level of independence. Mr. Ford is anxious to return home to his “own surroundings”, to visit with friends and family, watch all the golf he can and talk about golf with anyone that will listen. We are proud of your accomplishments, Mr. Ford!

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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!

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Jupiter Social Work Wine and Whiskey Soiree

Jupiter Social Work Event a Great Success:

The Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens hosted a unique event on Thursday, May 18th for their healthcare partners in appreciation for all that they do for the community. Wine pairings and whiskey tastings were at the center of this “travel back in time soiree.”  An incredible smokehouse cuisine, artfully prepared by Jupiter Gardens’ very own chef, treated all guests in attendance. A talented trio of musicians, cigar rolling and a vintage photo booth created an authentic 1800’s saloon-like atmosphere.  A wonderful time was had by all!

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

Patients Age: 92
Admission Date: 3/21/2017
Admitted From:  Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: 4/28/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 38 days
Reason for Stay:  Abdominal Surgery
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Gardens? Friend was a patient at Jupiter Gardens

Details of Experience:

Ms. Ellen Boulton is a 92-year-old female who was admitted to The Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens from Jupiter Medical Center after abdominal surgery and an anemic episode. Ellen was born in Brisbane, Australia and came to the United States when she was 19-years-old, and took a job modeling women’s clothing in a small department store. For enjoyment, Ellen loves to sing and started singing in church choirs at the age of six. She married a man who also loved music and together they entertained at small venues, nursing homes and operettas.

Ellen was very well-known to many of us at the community, as she came in as a visitor on a regular basis. It was shocking to see Ellen in such a compromised and weakened state for all of us. She required substantial assistance to stand, get out of bed and walk with a walker short distances – it was obvious that Ellen had quickly declined from her time in the hospital.

After almost a month of physical, occupational and speech therapy, Ellen was showing substantial progress, but became severely anemic due to a gastrointestinal bleed and was re-admitted to the hospital where she received a blood transfusion. Upon her return, Ellen has been thriving by leaps and bounds. Today, Ellen is preparing to return home, she is independently walking around the facility with her rolling walker, transfers independently, gets herself dressed in the morning and is even independent with her home exercise program. She is looking forward to catching up on her music and reading her fiction novels once she is back to her condo in Jupiter, Florida.

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