Patient Name: Peter Albin
Patients Age: 57-years-old
Admission Date: 06/15/2018
Discharge Date: 8/10/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 8 weeks
Reason for Stay: Multiple fractures due to Motorcycle Accident How did this patient hear about Jupiter? Peter was referred by Saint Mary’s Medical Center
Peter is a 57-year-old male that was involved in a motor vehicle accident with a tractor-trailer while he was riding his motorcycle in May of 2018. Peter was horribly injured sustaining a subdural hematoma, pelvic fracture, multiple rib fractures, right hip fracture, sacral fracture, and a right wrist fracture requiring surgery. During his lengthy hospital stay, Peter also developed a sacral decubitus ulcer.
Peter was admitted to Jupiter for short-term rehabilitation with numerous complications and injuries as a result of his motor vehicle accident. He was restricted to non-weight bearing to both of his lower extremities, as well as his right upper extremity, which had to be immobilized in a sling. Due to the severity of his injuries, Peter required total assistance for all of his self-care needs and was completely bed bound.
Peter received intensive physical and occupational therapy. With many weeks of hard work and perseverance, he was able to independently get in and out of bed, transfer to all surfaces, perform all of his self-care tasks, and eventually walk over 100 feet using a wide based cane. Between Peter’s determination and drive, and the hard work of the therapy staff, he was successful in being able to return home three months after this traumatic accident.
Peter is a local here in Jupiter who loves Harleys. He even shared with us that he worked for Harley for thirty plus years and he loved every moment of it. Peter owns an auto shop where he works on motorcycles and has a good client tell from his years worth of experience of working in the industry. Peter has been riding motorcycles for fifty years!
Peter has two daughters and a son that he cherishes dearly. He was so excited to be discharged from our community in time to see his youngest daughter go off to college. Peter’s oldest daughter is also starting school to be a dental hygienist. We all enjoyed the stories that Peter shared about his children growing up. He shared that he is thankful to be doing so well, and that he can now witness his daughters complete their goals.
Peter kept a positive attitude and stayed consistent with his therapy during his stay at our wonderful community.
As Peter walked out the front doors on his discharge day, he was sent off with a farewell in the warmest way: hugs, handshakes, and big smiles. We wish him the best!