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

Patients Age: 64
Admission Date: 2/6/18
Admitted From: Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: 5/1/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 73 Days
Reason for Stay: Acute Kidney Failure
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center ? Hospital Case Manager

Details of Experience:

Mr. Smith is a 64-year-old male who was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center with the diagnosis of acute renal failure and non-healing bilateral lower extremity venous stasis ulcers. Brian lived with his family in a one story home and was independent with activities of daily living (ADL) and functional mobility prior to going to the hospital. When Brian arrived to our community, he required total assist with self care tasks and functional mobility.

Mr. Smith is a veteran. His expedition to join the Navy began when his father was in the Navy. He was a Culinary Specialist, and Brian wanted to follow in the same path. While serving, he developed both his cooking and baking skills. Post discharge, Brian went to school for thirteen weeks in San Diego. He decided to move to the East Coast and went to school in New Port, Rhode Island, and became a security guard. His passion for baking was still strong, working part time as a baker. Brian held both positions for four years.

Brian enjoyed exploring; he held various jobs in different parts of the country. He was fortunate enough to change his job every five years. He worked from resorts, restaurants, bars, and hotels, doing what he loves the most; baking. His last job before retirement was working at a plastic plant. He held that position for 16 years. The company was making cassette player covers, and then switched over to DVD covers. Once Blockbuster and Hollywood Video went out of business, they switched over to making pill boxes for Walmart.

In 2011, Brian retired from the plastic plant. He moved down to Palm Beach Gardens to live with his brother. He resides with his brother, his girlfriend, her mom, a cat, and a dog.

Mr. Smith was admitted to Jupiter Medical Center with a diabetic wound that developed on his leg. He was then recommended to receive therapy and with the help of the case manager he came to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center .

Mr. Smith had a very positive journey during his stay at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center , “I love this place. People are friendly. Aides and nurses are hard working. I have been to other places where everyone is just talking in the hallway, but not here, this place takes the cake. The food is delicious. I will miss that when I get out. I talked with some of the residents here who are very friendly. Then I saw the concierge speaking with a resident and I knew that I just needed to meet him.”

Mr. Smith continued by stating, “I enjoyed therapy, they are all friendly. I was sent here to learn how to walk again. I was thinking about doom, but this place motivated me to think otherwise. Dr. Patel told me that I will walk before I get discharged and he was right. I would like to give a special thanks to Mellissa, Marsha and Debbie from the therapy department. They were able to motivate me to start walking again. They gave me stories that motivated me.”

It has been a long journey with many obstacles, but Brian persevered through it all, making the minor setbacks into a major comeback. With weeks of hard work and determination, Brian now requires minor supervision to complete activities of daily living and functional mobility utilizing a rolling walker. He is thrilled to be able to return home with his family and start baking again.

We are ecstatic that Mr. Smith was able to return home to his family. He worked diligently to get back to the things he loves. From all of us at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, we wish Mr. Smith the best!

“Once I get home, I will bake and bring it in for the staff. I want to bake for the next veterans meeting as well!”

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

Patients Age: 77
Admission Date: 3/14/18
Admitted From: Palm Beach Gardens Medial Center
Discharge Date: 3/30/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 16 Days
Reason for Stay:  DISPLACED INTERTROCHANTERIC FRACTURE OF RIGHT FEMUR
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center ? Mother was here previously.

Details of Experience:

Mark Vadas was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on March 14, 2018. He went to the hospital for a right total hip arthroplasty on March 12, 2018. At the time of evaluation, Mark needed moderate assistance with bed mobility and transfers. During gait training, he required minimum assistance and walked a distance of ten feet with a rolling walker. After two weeks of intensive physical and occupational therapy, Mark showed significant progress in all levels of function.

Mark’s first experience with the facility was twelve years ago, when his mother was here. It was hard for Mark to come back, but ultimately decided this was the best place for rehab. The experience he had here with his mom was excellent. He felt comfortable selecting Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center , even though he just wanted to go home after the hospital.

Mark’s therapy experienced changed his outlook on going to a rehabilitation center.

“I would recommend therapy for anyone. It transforms you into a rejuvenated person,” shared Mark!

He enjoyed and respected the persistence of the therapy team, specifically Renee, whom he has identified as his “ray of sunshine” while in the facility. Mark received both physical and occupational therapy to strengthen his upper and lower body.

The staff here at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center is excited to see Mark become independent once again. “The therapist gave me the tools to perform many of my own functions and not have to rely on my wife.” He also enjoyed the newly renovated room he was in. As an interior designer, he thinks the color schemes in the room are terrific. He has also asked the chef for some of his recipes, as the dining experience here was magnificent.

Mark is now able to get up from bed and transfer at a modified independent level. He is able to dress himself in the morning with good safety techniques. He is walking with a rolling walker at a modified independent level and is preparing to go home with his wife.

Mark is always very motivated during therapy sessions and has worked hard with his therapist to return home safely. As a member of the coast guard we are honored and proud to serve Mark.

“I’m really happy.” – Mark Vadas

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

Patients Age: 76
Admission Date: 1/22/18
Admitted From: Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: 2/15/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 24 Days
Reason for Stay: HYPO-OSMOLALITY AND HYPONATREMIA
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center ? Hospital Case Manager

Details of Experience:

Mr. William Flora was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on January 22, 2018. He was hospitalized for Congestive heart failure, Atrial fibrillation, respiratory failure, severe osteoarthritis of the hands and ankles, and suffered from a stroke. The new diagnosis was hard for Mr. Flora to accept because he was always accustomed to doing everything on his own.

William was born and raised in New Hampshire, before moving down to sunny Florida several years ago. He joined the air force for 4 years and worked on B47 bombers as a flight line mechanic. William spent his time fixing air planes during the Vietnam War. Following his service in the air force, he worked as a system analyst professional. Eventually, Mr. Flora changed careers and started a roofing business, then ultimately moving to construction and home building.

“I woke up in bed not knowing what happened to me. I had almost no sodium in my body and went into a stroke. I had to learn how to walk again, which seemed natural and to get hold of my brain and figure who I was again. I committed to eating right and working out daily to get back my strength.”

Initially, William required extensive assistance for bed mobility and transfers secondary to strength deficit of lower extremities and decreased range of motion of the upper extremities. After three weeks of intense cardiovascular rehabilitation, Mr. Flora is now able to transfer to the bed and to the toilet independently with safety using a rolling walker.

Today, Mr. Flora is preparing to return home. He gets himself dressed in the morning, walking with a rolling walker with distant supervision within the facility and is independent with home exercise programs. He looks forward to getting back home to enjoy his grandkids company.

Mr. William Flora on being at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center :

“Everyone was very helpful. Everything lined up with my medication administration and therapy. I am able to go three miles in my wheelchair.”
“I am reminded of the biblical verse ‘do onto others what you would do for yourself,’ the staff was very nice to me and treated me like family.”
“I’m going back home to my dog who got another lease on life.”
We wish you the best of luck, William and hope you enjoy your time with your dog and grandkids!

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

Patients Age: 89 Admission Date: 1/05/2018 Admitted From: Jupiter Medical Center Discharge Date: 1/25/2018 Discharged To: Assisted Living Center Length of Stay: 20 days Reason for Stay: Dysphagia, Oropharyngeal Phase, Hemiplegia and Hemiparesis following Cerebral Infarction How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Hospital Case Manager

Ms. Lue Bean is an 89-year-old female who has was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center with diagnosis of left hemisphere CVA with right sided weakness including a right side facial droop resulting in anterior spillage of liquids and tongue biting during mastication. Ms. Bean was admitted from Jupiter Medical Center with orders of a mechanical soft diet and thin liquids. Ms. Bean suffered from a severe stroke, to the point she could not speak or vocalize cues. She worked hard and was able to regain her speech back! Her family was instrumental in giving her the motivation to speak again. While at her stay in Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, her family visited her every day!

Since being admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, Ms. Bean has improved significantly. She was participating in oral motor exercises via neural muscle electrical stimulation to increase facial symmetry, resulting in decreased occurrence of tongue biting during mastication and increased elimination of anterior spillage of liquids. Her diet upgraded to regular consistency. She was motivated for Speech Therapy sessions and appeared to be happy with the increased facial movement and diet upgraded to regular consistency.

Ms. Lue Bean enjoyed her time at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center. The staff was kind and helpful and was always there to address her needs. The social workers helped Ms. Bean to make the transition to the assisted living center. She is excited to start a new chapter in her journey and was very thankful for to the staff for that assistance.

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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!

#TheCareRiteDifference

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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