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

Age: 89-years-old
Date of Admission: 09/11/19
Admitted From: Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: 10/12/19
Discharge To: Home with daughter
Length of stay: 30 days
Reason for stay: For a fractured pelvis, fractured left elbow and a sprained left ankle.
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center? Her daughter found us and our hospital liaison Pauline spoke with Elaine and her family about our community. 

Details of experience:
Elaine’s story started Labor Day weekend. She lives in Lake Worth and her daughter went to pick her up so that she could spend Labor Day with the family. After her daughter picked her up, they went to the Jupiter Medical thrift store to do some shopping. Her grandson was with them and when he got out of the car, he went running to the front door and his mom went after him, which left Elaine alone. As Elaine was getting out of the car and started to walk towards the store the next thing she knew she was on the floor of the parking lot. Everyone came rushing out at once to make sure she was okay. Her daughter called 911 and that was the last thing Elaine remembers. She couldn’t remember how she fell or what caused her to fall and she was in and out of consciousness until she arrived at the ER.

She was admitted into Jupiter Medical Center on September 4, 2019, for a fractured pelvis, fractured left elbow, and a sprained left ankle. After a week at the hospital recovering from her injuries, she was brought to our community on September 11, 2019. When she arrived at our community, she was maximum assist for all her activities of daily living and non-weight bearing for her left arm and weight-bearing as tolerated for her left leg. Elaine worked very hard in therapy everyday and loved working with our team. Even though she worked hard in therapy she still felt that she was not making progress and would never go home but we encouraged her every day and when it came time for her to go home she was modified independently for all her activities of daily living and her mobility.

Elaine was so happy to go home but also very sad since she loved our staff and enjoyed her time here while she was recovering. “Therapy did such a wonderful job, Renee, Melissa, and Bryanna are very kind and uplifting. I also enjoyed the food immensely, the kitchen staff does a great job. The CNAs who took care of me on a daily basis was so helpful and kind. Overall, my experience here was wonderful and helpful to my recovery.” Team Jupiter enjoyed having Elaine and being able to help her recover and see her go home, we wish her all the best!