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

Patients Age: 85
Admission Date: 2/23/2017
Admitted From:  St. Mary’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 3/14/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 19
Reason for Stay: Orthopedic
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Gardens? Insurance – Humana

Details of Experience:

Mr. Fred Sternau is an 85-year-old gentleman, who was admitted to the Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens from St. Mary’s Hospital after an attempt to jump from a falling ladder. He suffered a fracture of the right shaft of the fibula and lower end of the right tibia. Fred retired 20 years ago from the import/export business and moved to Florida with his wife. He spends a lot of time at the ocean collecting shells and then turning them into great pieces of art using them in baskets, wreaths and mirrors. When he isn’t putting his artistic talents to good use, Fred volunteers at the Day Labor Resource Center as a cook.

Upon evaluation, the therapists discovered that Fred was unable to transfer, ambulate or care for himself without assistance. After one week of participating in physical and occupational therapy services, Fred was able to begin ambulating with a walker while hopping to maintain non-weight bearing orders on his right lower extremity, as well as require less assistance for toileting and basic self-care. After two weeks of therapy, Fred showed excellent progress by the ability to ambulate 60 feet with a walker and the ability to perform all self-care tasks at only standby assistance level. At the time of Fred’s discharge, he was able to perform all basic self-care at modified independent levels and ambulate unlimited distances using the walker to maintain his non-weight bearing status to his right lower extremity. Fred was able to obtain all of his goals and successfully return home!

An Occupational Therapy Assistant/Student who happened to be interning at our community while Fred was with us was so impressed and enjoyed the sessions daily with him, stated….”Despite his non-weight bearing precautions, pain, and weakness, Fred was determined to overcome his hardships and was able to strive through all obstacles with a smile and a contagious sense of humor that kept the entire therapy staff and residents roaring with laughter. Fred’s motivation, dedication, and hard work, not only inspired the other residents but the entire staff as well.”

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Spring Hat Fashion Show!

What a wonderful way to start spring! Jupiter Gardens celebrated the start of a spring with a spring hat fashion show; our resident’s family members and loved ones, and staff, participated in the making of these beautiful spring hats!

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

Patients Age: 70
Admission Date: 1/16/2017
Admitted From:  St. Mary’s Hospital
Discharge Date: 3/3/2017
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 48 Days
Reason for Stay: Fall with Fractures, T8
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Gardens? Family

Details of Experience:

Dianne Cook is a 70 year-old woman who lives independently. Dianne retired from the banking industry and cares three to four days a week for four small children all under the age of 5. After a fall at home, Dianne was admitted to St. Mary’s Hospital with multiple fractures, spending ten days as an inpatient. After being discharged from the hospital, she was transferred to The Rehabilitation Center at Jupiter Gardens for skilled nursing care and rehabilitation. Dianne was very anxious to begin therapy, especially being as active as she had been prior to falling. Her main focus was to receive intensive therapy and build strength while at our community.

Week 1-2 of Dianne Cook’s stay:

Mrs. Cook made quick progress within the first week of rehab. She demonstrated the ability to use a rolling walker to perform gait training 50 feet with contact guard assistance while hopping on her left lower extremity to maintain the non-weight bearing restrictions to her right lower extremity, which was casted. Mrs. Cook was also able to practice modified activities of daily living techniques to improve toileting and lower body dressing to a moderate assistance level using adaptive equipment.

Weeks 2-3 of Dianne Cook’s stay:

Mrs. Cook continued to demonstrate excellent progress improving her gait distance to 60 feet with only standby assistance to maintain the non-weight bearing order to her right lower extremity, which was still in a cast. She improved her sit-to-stand transfers to only set up assistance by the therapist. Dianne also was able to progress to a minimal assistance level for toileting and lower body dressing utilizing the training and techniques that were reviewed during her occupational therapy sessions. Dianne was anxious to return to her orthopedic phsyician to discuss her progress with therapy and to possibly gain new weight bearing status changes to hopefully transition to a Cam Walker boot to allow her to return to a more “normal” gait pattern in preparation for her discharge home with her family out of state.

End of Dianne Cook’s stay:

Mrs. Cook has achieved weight bearing as tolerated with the use of a walker and a Cam boot on her right lower extremity through her determination and hard work with physical therapy. Diane is now able to walk 100 feet with standby assistance and is able to perform all of her ADLs with minimal assistance using a reacher, long handled shoe horn, and a sock aid. Dianne’s goal of being able to travel via plant to go live with her family in Massachusetts is very attainable in the next week to two weeks. She has made excellent gains so far and we expect nothing but further progress in the near future!

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Travel destination: New Orleans, Mardi Gras!

Our residents enjoyed ‘traveling’ to New Orleans for Mardi Gras! We started the afternoon with a New Orleans-style lunch jambalaya. Then, off to the Mardi Gras celebration! Our residents also enjoyed Tradewinds Mark’s Trio band, playing style jazz. It was a great afternoon enjoyed by all!

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