Case Study: Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center (Q1 2022)

Director of Concierge Services: Amber R. Titus
Patient Name: Joyce Moffat
Patient Age: 66
Admission Date: 01/15/2022
Admitted From: HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital
Discharge Date: 03/21/2022
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 65 Days
Reason for Stay: Post Cerebrovascular Accident (Stroke)
How did this patient hear about Jupiter? Case Manager at HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital.


Details of experience:

Joyce Moffat was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on January 15, 2022. She was admitted to us from HCA Florida Woodmont Hospital in Tamarac, Florida. She was admitted to HCA with Covid-19 and a Urinary Tract Infection. Joyce suffered a stroke in December of 2021, which left her with left side hemiplegia. She was doing in-home therapy before her hospitalization for the UTI and Covid, and it was decided that she should continue therapy at a rehabilitation center. At the time of her discharge from HCA, Jupiter Rehabilitation was one of the few facilities accepting Covid patients, with the recommendation of her Case Manager, Joyce chose Jupiter Rehabilitation to continue her rehab journey.

When asked what Joyce’s first perception of Jupiter Rehabilitation was, she said that the outside of our facility is very beautiful and welcoming, once inside, she felt a very warm and welcoming, homey feeling. Unfortunately, the feeling didn’t last too long, her first 48 hours in the building were rough for her, not only having to get used to a new place that wasn’t close to home, but she also had to get comfortable with a new routine and trusting the people who would be helping her in her new journey. I remember the first time I met her, we spoke a lot about these difficult changes in her life and the fears she was having as well as issues she was having with connecting with our staff. She told me, “I can’t use the left side of my body. Do you know how scary that can be?! If someone were to come in here right now and steal from me or try to hurt me, there is no way I could do anything about it.” She followed up with, “and that’s why I am going to walk out of here when I leave!”. It was inspiring to hear her determination and to see it in her eyes, thankfully, we were able to turn things around, and she started to feel more at home and comfortable with us. Our staff can’t take all the credit; however, her roommate, Eleanor, quickly became a lifeline for Joyce, and the two bonded very quickly and looked out for one another. During Joyce’s stay, she had a room change, and she made it a priority to go and see Eleanor daily. She is already planning a return trip to visit her and will be calling her daily.

When Joyce was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation, she needed extensive assistance for all mobility and activities of daily living (ADLs). Throughout her stay, she progressed steadily, she was initially discharged from us on March 2, 2022, but returned that evening because she didn’t quite feel like she was ready to be home yet. For the remainder of her stay with us, she progressed even more, to the point where she was able to walk, climb stairs, use the bathroom, and dress herself with minimal assistance! Joyce could not praise our therapy staff enough, not only could you feel that they supported me on my journey to gain more independence, but they helped me regain confidence in myself. She also credits our nursing staff for being fabulous and accommodating, especially our CNA, Catia, who worked with her for most of her stay. “Catia is absolutely amazing, and she is always willing to go above and beyond for her patients!”. She also really enjoyed and appreciated the in-room activities that Mary, an activity aide, provided for her.

Joyce was discharged from Jupiter Rehabilitation on March 21, 2022. She will continue with in-home therapy and three hours of nursing services a day until she is strong enough to no longer require them. She grew up riding horses and is looking forward to being able to do that again. Joyce will miss our staff, she is excited to get her independence back and be with her cat, Kitty. I asked Joyce if she would like to leave us with a quote, she first laughed at me and then told me that her favorite quote probably wouldn’t be appropriate, but she did want to end with some advice for all of us in healthcare. Joyce’s advice was always to let your patients know your facility’s protocols and the facility’s schedule and that too much communication is never a bad thing. Joyce’s warmth and sass are already missed in our community, and we are happy for her and her journey to recovery.

We wish nothing but the best for her, and I hope to see her back in Jupiter, but as a visitor this time.

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

Concierge Director: Amber R. Titus
Patient Age: 80
Admission Date: December 8th, 2021
Admitted From: Jupiter Medical Center
Discharge Date: December 30th, 2021
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 22 days
Reason for Stay: Right Hip Arthroplasty
How did this patient hear about Jupiter? Mrs. Byrnes is a returning patient. She initially heard about us from a friend and the hospital where she had surgery. She had been told our therapy department was one of the best, and that’s why she chose us!


Details of experience:

Mrs. Suzanne Byrnes is an 80-year-old female patient who came to Jupiter Rehabilitation on December 8th, 2021, from Jupiter Medical Center, after an elective right hip arthroplasty on December 6th, 2021. Suzanne chose to have surgery because of increasing pain in her right hip, affecting her ability to walk normally and safely. While in the hospital, she was diagnosed with end-stage osteoarthritis. Mrs. Byrnes lives alone in a one-story home but does have 14 steps to reach her apartment.
Mrs. Suzanne Byrnes was a returning patient of Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center, she had come to us previously from surgery on her left hip. She told me the first day she was here that she didn’t have to come to a facility for rehab, but our team did such a great job the first time that she had no doubt in her mind that she wanted to come back, so she would be confident that she would be returning home safely.

Once again, our therapy department did not disappoint! She said that her therapy was exceptional, and the therapists care about their patients and help them accelerate and get back home to their normal lives. A couple of other things that helped her have a positive stay were the food and especially her housekeeper, Raquel, she raved on and on about the job she had done day in and day out! After demonstrating safely in therapy that she could climb the steps without assistance, Suzanne was discharged home after 22 days at Jupiter Rehab on December 30th, 2021.

When asked what she will miss the most about our community, Suzanne said she would miss the companionship of having a roommate and staff stopping in to visit with her. However, she is looking forward to being home and having the freedom to walk around as she pleases and even going for a walk on the beach. Suzanne is such a positive and bright light; you could always count on her to put a smile on your face.

She will be dearly missed by us all at Jupiter Rehab.

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

Concierge Director: Amber R. Titus
Patient Age: 80
Admission Date: October 1st, 2021
Admitted From: JFK Medical Center
Discharge Date: November 5th, 2021
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 35 days
Reason for Stay: Upper Gastrointestinal Bleed
How did this patient hear about Jupiter? Mrs. Bismore is a returning patient, and she initially heard about us through a friend of hers that had received therapy. He had the most beautiful things to say about our facility, and she couldn’t agree more.


Details of experience:

Mrs. Mary Bismore, an 80-year-old female, was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center on October 1st, 2021, after a brief stay at JFK Medical Center for an upper gastrointestinal bleed. When Mary arrived, she needed moderate assistance for all activities of daily living and her mobility, and she was able to walk five feet with a rolling walker.

This wasn’t the first time Mary had been with us at Jupiter, she had come to us, initially, on a referral from a previous patient and her friend. Her experience with Jupiter Rehab was so positive and wonderful that she decided to return to us once again. She knew she would receive the care and therapy she required to be able to return home with strength before the holiday season.

Mary resides with her twin sister, Margaret (Peggy), and the two have been inseparable since her husband passed away years ago. To no one’s surprise, these two ladies have a deep bond, like most twin siblings, and even cause some confusion to staff when Peggy comes to visit. When asked if there was one wish we could grant for her… Mary’s response was, “That my sister lives a long time.” They truly rely on one another, and that’s what Mary missed the most about home.

Mary is also looking forward to getting home to her hobbies of reading and word finds. She is 15 years sober, and these things help pass the time and “keep her out of trouble,” as she says. After many weeks of physical therapy and occupational therapy, Mrs. Bismore was discharged home with her twin sister. She was able to leave, only needing supervision for all activities of daily living. She was able to walk over 100 feet with her rolling walker.

We miss having Mary here with us but are glad that she is back home, reunited with her sister and close friends!

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

Concierge Director: Amber R. Titus
Patients Age: 81 years old
Admission Date: 10/04/2021
Admitted From: Good Samaritan Medical Center
Discharge Date: 10/19/2021
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 15 Days
Reason for Stay: Fracture to right pubis
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehab & Healthcare Center? Good Samaritan Medical Center.


Details of experience:

Mr. Thomas Wilson was admitted to Good Samaritan Medical Center after suffering a fall at home, which resulted in a right pelvic fracture. His Orthopedic surgeon decided that the fracture was inoperable, and Mr. Wilson was admitted to Jupiter Rehabilitation on October 4th, 2021.

Upon his admission, Mr. Wilson required max assistance for all his activities of daily living and mobility and was weight bearing as tolerated for his right lower extremity. Through weeks of therapy, Mr. Wilson progressed to a supervision level of assistance with all his activities of daily living and mobility. He was safely discharged home with his wife on October 19th, 2021.

Thomas Wilson came to Jupiter Rehab after being referred by Good Samaritan Medical Center, they had referred him to us, highlighting our most distinguished therapy department. He was not disappointed in the therapy he received while with us and looked forward to it every day while in our facility. He also quite enjoyed our nursing staff, he felt as though they were very attentive to his every need, and his call light was answered in a timely manner. The nurses were always on time with his medications as well! And even though he is most looking forward to returning home to his wife, he is going to miss the delicious food and all the meal choices that the Jupiter Rehabilitation Kitchen had to offer. Mr. Wilson enjoyed the snacks that were offered to him.

Even though Mr. Wilson’s experience at Jupiter Rehabilitation was wonderful, the one he most looked forward to returning to his life at home with his wife and having the freedom to go places and not have to worry about visitation restrictions.

He is anxious to get back to his hobby of researching and following the stock market.

While his bright personality and lovely smile are missed by the staff here at Jupiter Rehabilitation, we are all happy to have gotten Mr. Wilson back to everyday life at home with his family.

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

Concierge Director: Amber R. Titus
Patients Age: 77
Admission Date: August 10th, 2021
Admitted From: JFK Medical Center
Discharge Date: September 9th, 2021
Length of Stay: 30 Days
Discharged To: Home
Reason for Stay:
Rehabilitation after a CABG
How did this patient hear about Jupiter? Case Manager at JFK.


Details of experience:

Sabato Adinolfi came to us from JFK Medical Center on August 10th, 2021. He was complaining of shortness of breath that had continuously worsened over the last few weeks. He had undergone coronary artery bypass surgery and mitral valve regurgitation. He was discharged to Jupiter Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center for assistance with all mobility and all activities of daily living.

Mr. Adinolfi came to our community in the height of the covid pandemic, with many limitations being in place. He made it his mission to thrive and work towards going home. When he wasn’t in therapy, Sabato would pass the time playing games on his iPad or with window visits from his family. Through weeks of skilled training and therapy, Mr. Adinolfi was safely discharged to his home on September 9th, 2021. He was able to perform all his activities of daily living and mobility at an independent level! He is most excited to get home to spend time with them and go about his normal daily routine.

We will miss him at Jupiter Rehab.

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

Concierge Director: Amber R. Titus
Patients Age: 80
Admission Date: July 16th, 2021
Admitted From: Encompass Health
Length of Stay: One Month and two days
Reason for Stay: Left Femur Fracture with ORIF
How did this patient hear about Jupiter? He and his wife had heard about Jupiter Rehab from a friend, and it is close to home.


Details of experience:
Mr. John Vogeley came to Jupiter Rehabilitation on July 16th, 2021, from Encompass Health, after sustaining a fall at home resulting in a left femur fracture with an ORIF. When he arrived at our facility, he had toe-touch weight-bearing restrictions and required about 50% assistance to do any mobility or activities of daily living (ADLs). Over the next four weeks, working with skilled rehab, Mr. Vogeley was able to return home with his wife and perform ADLs at a modified independent level without any need for physical assistance.

John Vogeley isn’t a man of many words. He had a sense of calm that made it very easy to be around, and it was comforting to sit and talk with him. With a strong team awaiting his return home, John’s biggest motivation was to be home with his wife and to be able to play cards with her and their son. John started playing cards at a young age and has carried the love of card games with him since his wife even brought him some cards with larger writing so he could play solitaire to pass the time while at Jupiter Rehab.

The staff will miss Mr. Vogeley; he was a pleasant individual and always up for a nice conversation. We wish Mr. Vogeley and his family all the best.

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

Concierge Director: Amber R. Titus
Patient’s Age: 76 years old
Admission Date: 5/26/21
Admitted From: Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Discharge Date: 07/16/21
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 1 month, 20 days
Reason for Stay: Partial Tear of the Left Calf Muscle
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? Her daughter’s coworker referred them to us, her coworker’s mother had stayed with us and had a wonderful experience.


Details of experience:

Lindsey Bamberg is a 76-year-old female who was admitted to Jupiter Rehab on May 26, 2021, from Boca Raton Regional Hospital. She was admitted to the hospital on May 23 with complaints of left calf pain and swelling, an MRI of her leg showed soft tissue swelling, and she was diagnosed with partial tearing of her left calf muscle. She was advised to go to a rehab facility to help with the rehab. Mrs. Bamberg and her daughter chose Jupiter Rehab after a referral from a coworker and the fact that her daughter lives close by. When she was first admitted, she required minimal assistance for her mobility and self-care. After weeks of physical and occupational therapy, Mrs. Bamberg performed all her mobility at supervision level, walking about 100-150 feet using a rolling walker and performing all self-care tasks independently. She was safely discharged to her home.

If you ever had a down day, Lindsey Bamberg’s smiling face could make all your worries disappear with just a smile. Her positive attitude and appreciation for her care radiated throughout the building. There wasn’t a staff member or fellow resident that she didn’t make feel special. People were drawn to her. After getting to know her better, I learned that she had been a CNA for years! No wonder she was so good with people!

You could tell that Mrs. Bamberg felt well taken care of…not only did she have high praise for her physical and occupational therapists, she also quite enjoyed our Activities Department. “The dining room sessions were awesome, and they kept morale high!” and she felt that our kitchen was top-notch, “The food is delicious and quite varied in items, the kitchen personnel is so accommodating when I make special requests.”

Although hesitant to leave our facility, when she is discharged, Mrs. Bamberg is excited to get home and continue focusing on her physical therapy, sleeping through the night without any interruptions, and just getting back to her beloved hobbies, travel socializing/entertaining family and friends.

Lindsey Bamberg is a model patient, but what we will miss about her most is her warm smile and glowing personality, and we wish her good luck returning home.

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

Concierge Director: Amber R. Titus
Patient’s Age: 80-years-old
Admission Date: 5/31/21
Admitted From: JMC
Discharge Date: 6/30/21
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 1 month
Reason for Stay: S/P fall L quad repair
How did this patient hear about Jupiter Rehabilitation? Return patient from two years prior


Details of experience:
Mr. Runnels came to us from Jupiter Medical Center on May 31st, 2021. He says it was an easy decision to choose Jupiter Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center because it is just down the road from his home and wife, and he knew he would be in good hands for his rehabilitation journey. Robert (Bob) had been with us two years before this stay and said that the success he had with his prior stay made it an easy decision. He was admitted to us s/p quad repair from a fall he sustained at home, leaning over to pick up a paint can that he had dropped trying to throw away. Bob joked that had he heeded his doctor’s orders after his first stint at Jupiter Rehab, he probably would not have ended up with us again.

Upon admission, Bob was unable to perform any mobility independently, including his activities of daily living (ADLs). He received PT/OT 5x’s a week with great motivation and positivity. The positivity he carried with him throughout the facility, always being able to put a smile on everyone’s face. His highlight of being with us at Jupiter Rehab was his roommate. He and his roommate gained a special rapport laughing, bantering, and joking with each other and the staff.  

Upon discharge, Bob returned home with his wife and was able to perform all his mobility and ADLs with supervision. He is looking forward to spending time with his wife, going out to eat with friends, and spending time out in the yard tinkering with things.

We will miss having the positive and uplifting presence of Mr. Runnels, but we wish him the best and hope to never see him here again at Jupiter Rehabilitation & Healthcare Center! 

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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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