Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (July 2020)

Patient’s Age: 75-years-old
Admission Date: 05/22/2020
Admitted From: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Discharge Date: 06/24/2020
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 33 Days
Reason for Stay: Femoral Neck Fracture
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? Hospital social worker

Details of experience:
Joan’s story starts in the very early morning of May 19, 2020. She got up around 2:00 a.m. and headed to the kitchen to get herself something to drink. As she was walking into the kitchen, she tripped and fell. Joan tried to get up but wasn’t able to, she called out for her husband to come and help her. He was able to get her up and into a chair, where she ended up spending the rest of the night. When she woke up later in the morning with a lot of pain on her right hip to her groin. Her husband called 911 because she was not able to get up off the chair and was in excruciating pain.

Joan arrived at Palm Beach Medical Center on May 19, 2020. She underwent surgery to fix the fracture she sustained in the fall. Three days later she was released and she arrived at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on May 22, 2020. She was very excited to come to our community and begin her therapy.

Upon her admission, Joan needed extensive assistance with transferring, walking, self-care management; such as: using the restroom, bathing, and hygiene. Over the next four weeks, Joan worked hard and looked forward to physical and occupational therapy sessions. She was always ready to work with our staff and listen to what they instructed her to do; she even completed some therapy exercises that she was taught on her own to help strengthen her legs.

All her enthusiasm paid off, she was able to perform transfers and walk with modified supervision and was able to do all her activities of daily living independently with supervision with showering. She was able to return back home to her husband on June 24, 2020.

Joan really enjoyed her time here and loved the staff and how helpful and caring they were. She said, “if I ever need to go back to rehab, I’ll be coming back to Jupiter Rehab!” Team Jupiter wishes Joan all the best!