Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (February 2021)

Patient’s Age: 66-years-old
Admission Date: 11/20/20
Admitted From: Heartland Healthcare of Prosperity Oaks
Discharge Date: 01/29/21
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 70 Days
Reason for Stay: CVA with a fall and fracture to right femur
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? The VA


Details of experience:
Michele was staying at Heartland Healthcare receiving therapy after falling and fracturing her femur. During her stay at Heartland, she suffered a stroke. Prior to her stay, Michele was a very independent person living on her own. She lived a very active life, so it was difficult when she suffered a stroke. She served our country in the Army, and not being able to be mobile and do things for herself was difficult.

Michele arrived at Jupiter Rehab on November 20th, 2020. At the time of her admission, she required maximum assistance for her activities of daily living, using the restroom, bed mobility, transfers, and ambulation. She worked hard every single day during her therapy sessions. She would even perform the exercises that the therapists would do with her, on her own, to help strengthen herself. Michele extended her stay twice. She felt that our therapy team was so great and supportive. She wanted to stay to receive as much help and learn from our therapy team. She wanted to make sure that she was strong enough prior to discharge. After weeks of hard work, countless obstacles and dedication, Michele was able to be discharged! At her time of discharge, she was modified independent level for all her activities of daily living and mobility.

While she was with the community, Michele enjoyed her stay immensely. She loved the staff, and she thought they were nice and caring and enjoyed being able to get to know them. She even became really great friends with one of her roommates. They were always laughing and having a good time, it was so nice to see their happiness. They exchanged numbers so that could stay in touch after her roommate left. Michele was such a pleasure to have and it was great seeing how she improved every day.

The team is so proud of the hard work she put in and to see her walk out of our building and go home was such a great feeling! They miss her and wish her all the best!

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Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (January 2021)

Patient’s Age: 83-years-old
Admission Date: 01/01/21
Admitted From: Palm Beach Gardens Hospital
Discharge Date: 01/18/21
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 17 Days
Reason for Stay: Fall and hip pain
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? A case manager from Palm Beach Gardens Hospital


Details of experience:
Isabelle’s story starts the week of Christmas, that’s when she had her first fall. She was sitting on the couch enjoying the day, getting ready to enjoy the holidays with her family, and the next thing she knew she was on the floor. Thankfully Isabelle was okay and didn’t need to go to the hospital. A week later Isabelle was sitting in the living room in her favorite chair, and she slid off the chair and fell onto the floor. This was her second fall in a week, after this fall she started experiencing hip pain. The pain got so bad that she had to transport to the ER, thinking it could be something more serious after her fall.

Isabelle was taken to Palm Beach Gardens Hospital on December 29, 2020. She was admitted and they took x-rays, performed a CAT scan and an MRI. She was very fortunate, that she did not have any fractures in her left hip and did not need surgery!

Isabelle arrived at Jupiter Rehab on January 1st, 2021. When she arrived, she needed substantial help for mobility and activities of daily living. She was very excited to start her therapy sessions when she arrived, she was very motivated. After a couple of weeks of therapy and hard work, Isabelle was able to perform ambulation, transfers, and mobility at a supervision level.

Isabelle truly enjoyed her stay, she was always happy and loved the staff, and was always saying how nice everyone is. She became friends with her roommate, Michelle, and they were always laughing and having a good time. We were sad to see her go, she was such a bright person, but the team is very happy that she was able to go back home!

Team Jupiter misses her and wishes her all the best!

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

Patient’s Age: 69-years-old
Admission Date: 10/31/20
Admitted From: St. Mary’s Medical Center
Discharge Date: 12/26/20
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 56 Days
Reason for Stay: Periprosthetic fracture around an internal prosthetic right hip joint.
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? Hospital caseworker


Details of experience:
Imagine a beautiful, sunny day in Florida and you decide to take a ride on your motorcycle. You’re riding down the open road, feeling the warm Florida breeze on your face and the next thing you know you’re lying on the concrete. Unfortunately, this scary accident was John’s. He was extremely fortunate that he was not more severely hurt, considering he was not wearing a helmet!. Believe it or not, this was not his first motorcycle accident, this was his third! His first crash was in 2009 and he suffered left-sided rib fractures and left clavicular fracture, and in 2012 he suffered nasal bone fractures and facial lacerations. John was flown by helicopter to St. Mary’s Medical Center. Upon arrival as the staff was examining him, they saw that he had a deformity to his right femur with an open wound, fractured scapula and dislocated 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th MTP joints.

On October 17th, John was taken to surgery to repair his extensive injuries from his motorcycle crash. He was at St. Mary’s Medical Center for 3 weeks. He arrived at Jupiter Rehab on October 31st. When he arrived he was non-weight bearing with his right upper extremity and right lower extremity. John required max total assist for all functional mobility and activities of daily living.

John worked hard during his therapy sessions, six days a week! He looked forward to his therapy sessions because he wanted to be able to get strong and get back on his feet. He worked hard for 9 weeks! His hard work paid off. At the time of his discharge, John had progressed to limited supervision for all his mobility and activities of daily living!

We are so proud of John and how hard he worked to get better, we wish him all the best!

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

Patient’s Age: 67-years-old
Patient’s Name: Grace
Admission Date: 08/31/20
Admitted From: Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: 09/24/20
Discharged To: Courtyard Gardens Assisted Living Community
Length of Stay: 24 Days
Reason for Stay: Acute comminuted fracture of right hip
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? She was a previous patient and a family member is an employee.


Details of experience:
Grace was having a relaxing morning, enjoying her breakfast when she heard a knock on her door, she got up and went to answer the door only to find that there was no one there, she started to back up to go back inside when she tripped and fell down on her right side. She was taken to Jupiter Medical Center, where they diagnosed her with a fractured right hip. On August 26, 2020, Grace had surgery to repair her fracture.

Grace arrived at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on August 31, 2020. When she arrived, she was unable to ambulate and she needed assistance with all her activities of daily living and transfers. The interdisciplinary team worked closely together to create an individualized treatment plan for Grace to help her maximize her outcomes. She worked hard during her therapy session, maintaining a strong focus on her long term goals. Within the first couple of weeks, Grace progressed in all of her short term goals. Prior to her discharge, Grace was able to ambulate and participate in all of her activities of daily living independently.

Grace felt emotionally supported by not only her family member who worked in the community but the special relationship she created with her roommate. They both had a great time together. Despite how much she enjoyed her stay at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, she was very happy to go home to her dog.

Team Jupiter was honored to be a part of her recovery and wishes her all the best!

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

Patient’s Age: 88-years-old
Admission Date: 03/06/20
Admitted From: Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: 06/02/20
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 88 Days
Reason for Stay: Fractured right ankle
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? Clinical Recommendation


Details of experience:
Marguerite H.’s story begins on February 28, 2020. Marguerite lives with her husband, Robert, in their home of 40 years. In that early morning in February, Marguerite fell and was found by her husband. He didn’t know the reason for the fall; and she could not recall, as she suffers from dementia. Robert called 911 and Marguerite was taken to Jupiter Medical Center. Upon arrival, she complained of ankle pain. She was transported to radiology for an x-ray of her ankle. The x-ray showed that she fractured her ankle and that the fracture was serious enough to require surgery.

Mrs. H. arrived at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on March 6, 2020. She was a non-weight bearing on her right leg and required extensive assistance for all mobility and transfers. Additionally, she required assistance with her activities of daily living, such as bathing and going to the restroom.

Marguerite worked hard, week after week, with therapy and she progressed every week. After all the intensive therapy, the patient was able to perform all mobility and activities of daily living at the supervision level. She was given the all-clear to return home with her husband, Robert, on June 2, 2020.

Marguerite enjoyed her time here at Jupiter and celebrated 65 years of marriage with her husband! Robert came and visited her every single day, even when COVID precautions restricted visitation, he would come for window visits each and every morning.

Team Jupiter wishes her all the best and hopes she’s doing well!

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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!

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

Patient’s Age: 78-years-old
Admission Date: 04/07/2020 
Admitted From: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Discharge Date: 05/01/2020
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 23 Days
Reason for Stay: Weakness
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? Previous patient in 2018 and in 2020.


Details of experience:
Brooks S., unfortunately, returned to us shortly after he was discharged home in March. After he returned home he was very happy and succeeding in his independence. After about a week he shared that he began to feel ill and was unaware as to what could have been causing his fatigue and weakness. Brooks then collapsed in his bathroom and his wife quickly called 911 to rush him to the nearest hospital.

Brooks was taken to Palm Beach Medical Center on April 3, 2020. Upon arrival, they discovered that he was extremely dehydrated and was hyponatremic (his sodium levels were low). He was admitted and kept there until April 6, 2020, once they were able to stabilize his sodium levels.

He arrived back here at Jupiter Rehabilitation on April 7, 2020. Our team was so surprised to see him and welcomed him with open arms. The team began building a comprehensive care plan based on his clinical notes from the hospital. The team implemented an educational protocol to continue advising Brooks of proper hydration and ensured labs to ensure that his levels would remain at optimal levels.

He required detailed training in both physical and occupational therapy to support his activities of daily living. Brooks also required significant levels of strength building to return him to his health when he first discharged. Even though he was only home for a short time, his physical capabilities and stamina had decreased significantly due to being immobile.

Our therapy team worked alongside Brooks to support his breathing, standing balance, and mobility around a simulated home-like environment. He made great progress, as the team expected upon admission, and was beginning to plan his return back home. He enjoyed conversations with his current and former roommate, who had grown to be very fond of. The positive environment greatly contributed to his ability to build upon his foundations and progress rather quickly.

Our social services team connected with Brooks and his wife throughout his stay and was proud to finally schedule his anticipated discharge and return home. Brooks discharged from our community on May 24th stronger and more confident than he had been since his last visit with us here at Jupiter Rehabilitation. Educational resources on nutrition and hydration were also provided to prevent any opportunity for dehydration once returning home, especially during the month of May here in South Florida. We wish Brooks the very best of health and happiness and are so proud of the progress he has made with us here in our community.

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

Patient’s Age: 85-years-old
Admission Date: 03/06/2020 
Admitted From: Jupiter Medical
Discharge Date: 04/01/2020
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 26 Days
Reason for Stay: Severe UTI
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? Case manager from Jupiter Medical Center


Details of experience:
Robert P.’s story begins in January 2020. Following a coronary artery bypass surgery and back surgery, he was discharged to a local Rehabilitation Center. While he was there, he suffered a stroke that affected his left side and continued his rehabilitation care. Following discharge from rehabilitation services, he was transferred to respite care, where he developed a severe UTI, a productive cough, and a fever. With the development of his new symptoms, Robert was readmitted to Jupiter Medical Center on March 2, 2020. After only four days in the hospital, he was discharged to Jupiter Rehabilitation and arrived on March 6, 2020.

When he arrived, Robert needed maximum assistance with all his daily living and mobility activities. It took a lot of hard work and perseverance from Robert, but he was able to make significant progress toward his long term goals. Upon discharge on April 1, 2020, Robert was able to perform all activities of daily living and functional mobility with supervision only, which allowed him to return to assisted living.

Mr. P. truly made the most of his time at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare. He loved going to therapy and working with Jupiter’s therapists, especially Renee. Robert shared, “Therapy always makes my day, they are so nice and make sure I am always doing okay. I also appreciate how they are always encouraging me and telling me what a great job I am doing, it helped keep me motivated especially on those rough days when I didn’t want to get out of bed.” The team at Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center wishes Robert all the best!

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