Justin Lavian, Professional of the Quarter!

We are proud to share that Justin Lavian, Director of Concierge Services for Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Centers, has been chosen as the second 2017-2018 Professional of the Quarter!

Justin Lavian has been working in the healthcare and customer service field for about 1 year, beginning as an intern at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in the AIT program, then transferring to the Director of Concierge Services. “I wanted to join the concierge team, I love assisting the team in any way,” Lavian shared. “I have been the Concierge Director for about 5 months; it is a great opportunity, the next stepping stone and learning tool for myself.”

Lavian is a revered member of the team, and his patients and residents mean so much to him, expressing that one of the best parts of his position is forming relationships with his residents. Also, he shared that the best part of his day is when a resident tells him that they’re happy with their stay, and wouldn’t want to be anywhere else; this is the team goal too.

“My fondest memory as the Director of Concierge Services so far is my interaction with one of our residents who is 104 years old. She was sick for a while, and was in her room. After several weeks, she came out of her room and I enthusiastically greeted her. We always exchanged smiles when we see each other (she does not talk). One day, she stops me, and starts talking! I was very surprised and excited to hear her talk. I took her to see the Christmas tree in our dinning room. By that time, activities started and I asked her if she would like to go, to which she agreed. She was happy that she saw the Christmas decorations together.”

Lavian was honored to be named Professional of the Quarter, expressing, “I am on cloud 9; I’m a little shy about the nomination, the team here is great, and really listens and is hands on. I’m very thankful, and to me, this nomination for professional of the year gives me motivation to keep growing and keep my standards high. I like to share special moments with my residents; they become family.”

Lavian is the second of four professional of the quarters, who will then be in the running for the 2018 CareRite Centers Professional of the Year.

Justin Lavian, you are #TheCareRiteDifference!

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Our Community Supports The Cure For Alzheimer’s

The Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center community was proud to represent the center by supporting the region’s Alzheimer’s walk event this past month. Professional team members joined together with advocates in the area to raise awareness for memory care research and support for a cure. Way to go, team Jupiter!

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (November 2017)

Patients Age: 78 Admission Date: 11/01/2017 Admitted From: Veteran Affairs Medical Center Discharge Date: 11/29/2017 Discharged To: Assisted Living Center Length of Stay: 28 days Reason for Stay: COPD, History of falling, Abnormalities of gait and mobility How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Hospital Case Manager

How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center?
The patient heard about Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center through the VA Medical Center.

Frederick Gras was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on November 1, 2017. Just prior, he had splurged and picked up an extra-topping, extra-special take-out pizza from his favorite venue, but never got the chance to eat his delicious pizza; he experienced a fall in the parking lot. Fred’s injury caused him severe knee pain, requiring an immobilizer, limiting his independence and causing him a lack of mobility without support.

“I thought that I was being moved rapidly from the VA and I didn’t know what to expect from here. I did not have all my wits about me when I first came here. I met you [Justin], the nurses and Joy, the unit manager. I was brought to my room and all the nurses were making me comfortable. In the morning, they got me up for therapy. I did not think I was ready for therapy, but they said I was; as always they knew best.

My goals were to get back to where I was before the hospitalization; to get back to a year ago. The year before my son died, I was healthy and able to push him around in a wheelchair. He passed in November the year before, and a year later my wife died. I was taking care of her for ten years. Since her passing, I was losing weight. I gained weight since I have been here because the food is great!”

While at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Fred attended physical and occupational therapy to help him get stronger. This was in line with his goal to walk independently once again. Fred spent his time in the facility talking to each and every resident, getting to know them on a personal level. His presence in the gym always lit up the room; he was known to keep the mood light and conversation flowing.

Fred worked hard everyday and after only a few weeks in therapy, he was strong enough to walk again. After a few walks outside around the grounds of the community, Fred proved that he was ready to return home. Prior to his discharge, Fred conveyed his first intentions would be to buy that pizza that he has been craving for weeks.

“I fell going out to get a pizza for myself. I went to the VA because I was a mess, bleeding with torn skin. Bea came to the VA and told me about this community, I agreed because I meet Bea Scafidi, the community liaison, and she was pleasant. It turned out to be a nice place!”

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Centers (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 Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Hospital Case Manager

Mr. Michael Scanlon arrived at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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 Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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 Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

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: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (September 2017)

Ms. Judith Gibson arrived at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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 Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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.

Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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

Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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 Jupiter team, specifically highlighting Ms. MacDonald, his nurse, during the storm.

To read more about his experiences at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, 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: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (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 Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Hospital referral

Details of Experience:

Wanda was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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!

Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (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 Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Insurance Coverage

Details of Experience:

Mr. Ford was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center 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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