Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (January 2019)

Patient’s Name: Nanie Daniels
Age: 81-years-old
Date of Admission: 11/30/2018
Admitted From: St. Mary’s Medical Center
Length of stay: Currently a resident
Reason for stay: Left ankle fracture due to fall

Ms. Daniels is an 81-year-old who is a native to Florida and for the past 50 years has resided in Panama City. She came to Jupiter Center with a diagnosis of left ankle fracture. She met with our team and was evaluated.

During Hurricane Michael, Nanie was at home in Panama City where she lives independently. She recalls waking up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. When she tried to turn the light switch on, nothing happened. Realizing that the power was out, Nanie walked slowly towards her bathroom. Once she opened the door continued to walk forward, she tripped over an object landing face first.

While laying there Nanie realized that she had walked into the closet and not the bathroom. Scared and in pain, she laid in the closet for two days before paramedics arrived knocking down the door to rescue her. One of Nanie’s stepdaughters called 911 and told them that her mother was home alone and had not been answering her phone and was very worried about her safety.

After extensive treatment of physical and occupational therapy over seven weeks, Ms. Daniels shows improvements on all levels. Her bed mobility and transfers improved. Ms. Daniels was always motivated to begin her therapy. She would show up to the gym early, ready-to-go. She would wheel herself into the gym!

Today, Nanie is independent in bed mobility, transfers, and modified independent walking. She is walking around the facility with a rolling walker without getting tired or fatigued. She is even able to maneuver rolling walker around obstacles.

Ms. Daniels will soon transfer out to an Assisted Living Facility near her loving family. Our team is so proud of Ms. Daniels progress and positive outlook on her journey.

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (December 2018)

Age: 75-years-old
Date of Admission: 07/06/2018
Date of Discharge: 12/28/2018
Admitted From: JFK Hospital
Discharged to: Home
Length of stay: 5 months
Reason for stay: Amputation below knee of right leg

John, 75-years-old, was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation Center with a right below the knee amputation. He is originally from St. Petersburg and relocated to Port St. Lucie, Florida in 2013. He admitted to our center due to a recent amputation of his right leg. John contracted gangrene in the past and subsequently had to undergo an amputation to save his life. The first month of John’s stay at Jupiter was tough for him considering his health, circumstances, and outlook. Mr. Reno stated “what brought me out of my devastation was the love and constant support I received from my CNA, Shawn and his faith in God.” Slowly he began to see the possibility that with therapy he could walk again one day. His optimism spurred from our team’s support and motivation to become stronger than ever before.

John was a high-spirited individual who had done exceptionally well during his rehabilitation journey. Upon admission, he was not motivated about being a patient or participating in physical therapy. Our wonderful therapy team worked daily with John, motivating and encouraging him to keep going and reminding him that he was doing an outstanding job. Mr. Reno worked a lot with Renee in therapy and shared that he was very thankful for all the skills she taught him. Renee’s pleasant personality during treatment sessions were of course an added plus!

At the time of evaluation, John was moderate assistance for transfers and minimum assistance for bed mobility. He was unable to ambulate, secondary to pain at the end of his leg and he also had poor standing balance. After four weeks of preparation (for fitting prosthesis), the golden day finally came and John was prepared to try on his prosthetic leg and begin his journey. John’s face of happiness couldn’t be denied. He shared that he couldn’t believe that he was finally standing again using a rolling walker. The first few moments were spent donning and doffing his prosthesis to ensure he would be able to do so independently in the future.

John shared with the team that he was an avid fan of Harley Davidson and has been riding “Harleys” for the past 50 years. When he received his prosthetic leg he was ready to personalize it and place some “really cool Harley Davidson stickers on my new prosthetic and cane.” John was also pleased to have received support from Dennis Oehler and Todd Schaffhauser, the leaders of the Comprehensive Amputee Rehabilitation Program. Oehler and Schaffhauser provided guidance, training, mentoring, and skilled lessons to John throughout his stay at Jupiter.

After two months of intensive therapy, John continued to participate with great enthusiasm and effort as he was preparing to return home!
Nearing his official discharge date, John was deemed independent with bed mobility, transfers, and ambulation with support of a cane.

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (November 2018)

Patients Age: 73-years-old
Admission Date: 11/06/2018
Admitted From: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center Discharge Date: 11/23/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 19 Days
Reason for Stay: Fall in home resulting in hip fracture

Dennis Connell entered our community, Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on November 6th, 2018, after being at Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center for an acute left superior and inferior pubic rami fractures, acetabulam spurring, and joint space narrowing. Dennis also had undergone a colon resection three months prior and currently undergoes chemotherapy once a week. Initially, Dennis required extensive assistance for bed mobility, moderate assistance for functional transfers, and could walk a maximum of 15 feet with moderate assistance. After just only two and a half weeks of rehabilitation, Mr. Connell is now able to return home safely.

Today Mr. Connell, is able to get himself dressed independently, walk with a rolling walker independently, as well as ascend and descend more than 15 steps!

Mr. Connell is thrilled to be returning home before the upcoming holidays and is beyond excited to spend time with his friends. Mr. Connell shared that he is so thankful for the therapy team for constantly motivating him and for the skills he has acquired. Mr. Connell loves being outdoors; he is looking forward to getting back to his routine of taking long walks, bicycling, sitting by the lake in his community as well as fishing.
During his stay, he enjoyed watching ESPN. Even though not in season, he shared that his favorite sport is Baseball. Mr.Connell stated his favorite teams are the Miami Marlins, Tampa Bay Rays and Los Angeles Angels, “I love watching the underdog it’s great to see teams that work really hard have victory in the end.”

The team here at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center wished Mr. Connell a safe and happy holiday and to stop by anytime to say hello to his extended family!

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (October 2018)

Patients Age: 58-years-old
Admission Date: 08/27/2018 Admitted From: JFK Hospital
Discharge Date: 10/19/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 7 weeks
Reason for Stay: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Hematoma to abdomen and Pneumonia.

Douglas Schryver arrived to our community with a hematoma in his abdomen and was unable to sit upright without feeling extreme pain. He labeled his pain a 10 out of 10 and had not been able to stand or walk. With numerous attempts to sit upright at edge of bed, Douglas could only tolerate less than a minute of sitting and unable to maintain correct posture. As his therapy sessions went on, he began showing major improvements and was able to walk 60 feet without rest.

Douglas was a wonderful resident during his time at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. His bubbly personality was beloved by everyone he came in contact with, from fellow residents and their families, to all of our staff. Doug loved to socialize, watch movies, keep up with politics, current events, shopping on Amazon, as well as sharing his reviews.

Doug offered that he was very pleased with his stay at our community and filled out several “Ray of Sunshine” cards to inform the community about how pleased he was with the care being provided. He shared that his living quarters were clean and accessible for his needs. Doug truly enjoyed working with the therapy team, also sharing that he always looked forward to seeing which therapist he was going to work with each day. Douglas thanked the whole Jupiter team from nursing, social services, nutrition, and physical therapy. He is so happy with how far he has come since being admitted to our community. Being able to walk around and care for himself was his initial goal, and we are so glad he was able to achieve that goal! Douglas is pleased to return home where he lives with his roommate, and stated his first thing to do is to plan a dinner party for all his friends! Douglas is a local in the community and promised to stop in to visit the team once he’s settled in. Doug was given a worm goodbye from staff and sent off with well wishes. We can’t wait to see him again!

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (September 2018)

Patient Name: George Ford
Patients Age: 82-years-old Admission Date: 06/20/2018 Admitted From: Wellington Regional Hospital Discharge Date: 09/28/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 3 months
Reason for Stay: Dehydration and generalized weakness
How did this patient hear about (Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center)? Hospital Referred Resident to our community

Mr. Ford entered our community on June 20th of 2018 with a diagnosis of dehydration and generalized weakness, as well as an altered mental status. Mr. Ford had his right leg amputated below his knee years ago. He never received a prosthetic and stated he did not want to receive one. After meeting with a consultant from South Beach prosthetics, he had a change of heart, and agreed to be measured and fit for a right below the knee (BKA) prosthetic.

After a few weeks of preparation and wearing a shrinker to help mold his extremity to fit the prosthetic, Mr. Ford received his new prosthetic device and began training with the therapy team for ambulation function and mobility. Mr. Ford endured weeks of training with his new leg and is currently able to walk 100 feet with contact guard assist using a rolling walker. He is able to transfer (sit to stand) at that same level which is an outstanding accomplishment.

Mr. Ford has completed therapy and has improved in all targeted areas. He stated he is so thankful for all the support and quality care he has received from our Jupiter team. It has been a pleasure serving George. He has been motivated and has had a positive outlook on his stay at our community. With that attitude, Mr. Ford is able to return home with his new prosthetic leg and the ability to walk again. He stated he is looking forward to going home to live with his loving daughter and granddaughter. He has been so humble and kind to both staff and the other residents, especially his roommate who he built a friendship with. Mr. Ford will be missed by all of our Jupiter Rehabilitation family and we sent him home with well wishes and a warm hug.

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (August 2018)

Patient Name: Peter Albin
Patients Age: 57-years-old
Admission Date: 06/15/2018
Admitted From:
Discharge Date: 8/10/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 8 weeks
Reason for Stay: Multiple fractures due to Motorcycle Accident How did this patient hear about (Jupiter Rehabilitation And Healthcare Center)? Peter was referred by Saint Mary’s Medical Center

Peter is a 57-year-old male that was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer while he was riding his motorcycle in May of 2018. Peter was horribly injured sustaining a subdural hematoma, pelvic fracture, multiple rib fractures, right hip fracture, sacral fracture, and a right wrist fracture requiring surgery. During his lengthy hospital stay, Peter also developed a sacral decubitus ulcer.

Peter was admitted to Jupiter Gardens for short-term rehabilitation with numerous complications and injuries as a result of his motor vehicle accident. He was restricted to non-weight bearing to both of his lower extremities, as well as his right upper extremity, which had to be immobilized in a sling. Due to the severity of his injuries, Peter required total assistance for all of his self-care needs and was completely bed bound.

Peter received intensive physical and occupational therapy. With many weeks of hard work and perseverance, he was able to independently get in and out of bed, transfer to all surfaces, perform all of his self-care tasks, and eventually walk over 100 feet using a wide based cane. Between Peter’s determination and drive, and the hard work of the therapy staff, he was successful in being able to return home three months after this traumatic accident.

Peter is a local here in Jupiter who loves Harleys. He even shared with us that he worked for Harley for thirty plus years and he loved every moment of it. Peter owns an auto shop where he works on motorcycles and has a good client tell from his years worth of experience of working in the industry. Peter has been riding motorcycles for fifty years!

Peter has two daughters and a son that he cherishes dearly. He was so excited to be discharged from our community in time to see his youngest daughter go off to college. Peter’s oldest daughter is also starting school to be a dental hygienist. We all enjoyed the stories that Peter shared about his children growing up. He shared that he is thankful to be doing so well, and that he can now witness his daughters complete their goals.

Peter kept a positive attitude and stayed consistent with his therapy during his stay at our wonderful community.

As Peter walked out the front doors on his discharge day, he was sent off with a farewell in the warmest way: hugs, handshakes, and big smiles. We wish him the best!

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (July 2018)

Patient Name: Gloria Dabbs
Patients Age: 61-years-old
Admission Date: 06/21/2018 Admitted From: Hospital
Discharge Date: Pending
Discharged To: TBA
Length of Stay: TBA
Reason for Stay: Admitted for Rehabilitation Treatment due to alcohol addiction How did this patient hear about Jupiter? Hospital referred resident to our community

Gloria is a 61-year-old woman who was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, with diagnoses of COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) and hypertension. At the time of evaluation, Gloria showed weakness of her lower extremities with decreased balance and required moderate assistance from sit to stand and while ambulating to the bathroom. After three and a half weeks of intensive physical and occupational therapy, Gloria showed significant progress in all functional levels.

Today, Gloria is preparing to return home. With hard work from herself and the team at Jupiter, Gloria is now independent while walking around the facility with a rolling walker and is also able to maneuver her rolling walker around obstacles. Gloria is able to dress herself and transfer independently. She is also independent with her home exercise program.

Gloria was extremely motivated during therapy sessions, which overall assisted her to reach her goal to now be able to leave our facility in a better state compared to her condition upon admission!

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Raising The Standard Of Care Through Multi-Million Dollar Renovations

Our community has announced that our multi-million dollar renovation project will continue toward its next phase of completion! In an official announcement made by our administrative team in 2017, Jupiter Rehabilitation was set to undergo a mass renovation project to enhance the lives of those healing and residing at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center! 

For more on our historic announcement, please click here

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (June 2018)

Patient Name: Mabel Dishon
Patients Age: 89-years-old
Admission Date: April,10,2018 Admitted From: Hospital
Discharge Date: 06/27/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: Two months & two weeks
Reason for Stay: Admitted for Rehabilitation Treatment How did this patient hear about Jupiter Healthcare Center? Hospital Case Manager

The team would like to shine a light on one of our wonderful residents who has done a spectacular job in our physical therapy department, Ms. Mabel. She is an 89-year-old woman, admitted to Jupiter Healthcare Center on April 10th, 2018, with a diagnosed fracture of the right femur. At the time of evaluation, Mabel was total assistance for bed mobility, transfers, and adult daily living task. This was all due to weakness in her lower extremity with decreased balance. With all of her ailments, we knew that Ms. Mabel had a long road ahead of her; however, we were confident that our team would be able to lead Ms. Mabel back to independent living.

After ten weeks of intense physical and occupational therapy, Mabel showed significant progress at all functional levels. As Mabel is preparing to return home, she has modified independence with bed mobility and transfers, with an increase in safety awareness. Mabel is at supervision for ambulation using rolling walker. Mabel now gets herself dressed in the mornings and is independent in her home exercise program. She has always been very motivated during her therapy sessions, which has overall helped make Mabel’s wish come true of going home to live with her daughter. Mabel stated, “all of the staff here have been very nice and helpful during her entire stay here at Jupiter Healthcare Center, I have no complaints only great memories.”

We want to thank Mabel for showing us how beautiful the rehabilitation process can be. Her dedication and motivation are a true inspiration to everyone within the community. No matter what the situation is, there is always a light at the end of the tunnel. We are happy to guide her.

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (May 2018)

88-year-old, Clara, was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in March of this year following a TIA (transient ischemic attack). She also arrived with a wound to her lower leg that inhibited her independence, including decreased strength and increased weakness. Occupational and physical therapy, as well as wound care, was prescribed to assist Clara reach her goal of becoming Independent.

In the next six weeks, Clara worked daily with multiple therapists in assisting her with all daily activities including dressing herself, transferring from her bed to her wheelchair, standing up to use her walker, and getting herself to and from the restroom as needed. Upon admission, she was functioning at a level that required maximum assistance with all activity. She has progressed in exercises with our physical therapist in the gym daily and become more independent with each walk that was taken. Clara was always enthusiastic about her treatments because “it was the only way she was going to get home to her grandson.” Present day, Clara is able to do her activities of daily living exercises and walking with her walker at a level that requires only supervised assistance, her balance, strength, and coordination maximally improved during her stay.

Clara loves going to church and is looking forward to reuniting with her church family. Clara enjoys playing card games at home with her grandson. She stated that they sometimes play for hours laughing and talking about current events! Clara has one daughter and two grandsons and six great grandchildren. Clara shared that she is looking forward to being home in her backyard watching her great grandchildren play basketball. During Clara’s stay here, her family came to visit her as well as called to check on her which helped with keeping her motivated to complete Physical Therapy. Although we are sad to see her go, we are thrilled that she achieved her goal of returning home with her family. We wish Ms. Simmons the very best from all of us here at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center.

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