Age: 61-years-old
Date of Admission: 07/05/19
Admitted From: Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center
Discharge Date: 07/20/19
Discharge To: Home
Length of stay: 15 days
Reason for stay: Allison presented with a decline in self-care skills, functional mobility/transfers, decreased strength, decreased balance, shortness of breath and decreased activity tolerance. She had been in rehab for recent left hip revision surgery on July 16, 2019. She underwent an x-ray for her right hip and it revealed a nondisplaced femoral neck fracture. She had a right hip open reduction internal fixation on July 24, 2019.

How did the patient hear about Jupiter Center? Patient was provided with a list while at the hospital of several rehabilitation centers to select from. She was appreciative of our location and brand. Pauline, our hospital liaison, connected with her while at the hospital, and the patient selected our community for services.

Details of experience:
Imagine being a young, active woman who loves to go dancing to having and all of that taken away in a matter of minutes. Allison’s life would change forever on June 19, 2019. Allison had been living in her mobile home for about 6 months before her tragic accident happened. The stairs and railing that led up to her home were not stable. She had fallen twice and fractured 3 ribs on her left side and suffered a left distal clavicle fracture and left scapular fracture. It was that third fall on those stairs that would change her life. She was coming back from a day out with her friend, Dotty, and as she was climbing the stairs to go into her home she fell on her left hip, her friend who is a CNT (certified nurse technician) knew right away that she had broken her hip. She called 911 and Allison was taken to the ER, upon arrival she was taken for x-rays which confirmed a broken hip and she was admitted.

Allison had hip surgery 3 days later. After her surgery, they discovered a blockage in her carotid artery and had to immediately take her back into surgery to unblock her artery to prevent a stroke. After spending 5 days in Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center she transferred to Jupiter Rehab on July 5, 2019, to begin her therapy. Three weeks after her arrival to our community, Allison was still in excruciating pain from her hip surgery. Her doctor ordered x-rays to see what was causing her so much pain. Allison was transported to Jupiter Medical Center on July 15, 2019, from our community to have a second surgery on her left hip. She returned to us on July 18, 2019, and was feeling a lot better and had less pain. She started working with our rehab team a couple of days after her return and she was doing great and recovering well. One morning, she woke up with pain in her right hip, x-rays were ordered, and they showed that she had a fracture to her right hip. She was transferred back to Jupiter Medical on July 24, 2019, for a surgery to fix her right hip nondisplaced femoral neck fracture. 5 days later, she returned to us on July 29, 2019, at this point she required moderate assistance with restroom tasks, minimal assist with lower body dressing and minimal assist with lower body bathing.

After weeks of hard work and overcoming many obstacles, Allison was finally able to go home to her dog and her son. At the time of discharge, she was modified independence for upper body bathing, supervised assistance with lower-body bathing, using the restroom with supervised assistance, modified independence upper body dressing, supervised assistance with lower body dressing and supervised assistance with mobility during active daily living.

Team Jupiter wishes Allison all the best!