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

Patient’s Name: Diane Nolf
Age: 84-years-old
Date of Admission: 2/15/2019
Admitted From: Jupiter Medical Center
Length of stay: 12 days
Reason for stay: Pneumothorax

Diane Nolf is a lovely 84-year-old woman who entered our community, Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, due to worsening shortness of breath and acute exacerbation of COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).

Upon arrival, Diane was presented with decreased strength in bilateral lower extremities and upper extremities, as well as impaired balance and decreased activity tolerance. She required moderate assist for toilet transfers and minimal assist for dressing and bathing also required assistance with transfers and ambulation with a rolling walker.

During her stay, Diane made consistent progress and improved to modified independence with toileting, bathing, as well as with all functional mobility. With this being Diane’s second stay at our community, she received a warm welcome back greeting from members of our staff.

Diane shared that she was a resident at Jupiter once before in 2016 and received excellent care from both the nursing and therapy team. She stated she did not hesitate to request our community for rehabilitation services. The team at Jupiter loved hearing this!

Diane is a local of Jupiter, Florida and has two sons that she loves dearly. During her stay, she enjoyed going for a stroll around our community as well as watching movies with her sons when they came by for a visit.

Due to Diane’s dedication to following her rehabilitation program, she is able to return home after a short 12 day stay with us.

Diane is a great example of a patient who set goals and reached them through dedication, and the will to improve. We were happy to assist in her reaching her goals.