Concierge: Destini Hammond
Patient’s Age: 79 years old
Admission Date: 11/17/2023
Admitted From: Boca Raton Regional Hospital
Discharge Date: 1/5/2024
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 48 days
Reason for Stay: Covid
How did this patient hear about The Encore At Boca Raton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center? Referred by Hospital

Details of experience:

Mr. David Gostfrajnd arrived at the Encore at Boca Raton on November 17, 2023, from Boca Raton Regional Hospital in Boca Raton, Florida. Mr. Gostfrajnd was admitted for post-operative care for COVID-19. During his previous stay at the Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Mr. Gostfrajnd developed muscle weakness due to being bedridden with COVID-19. Due to the patient’s inability to move, walk, and care for himself, he was informed that in order to maintain his range of motion and walking abilities, he would require intense inpatient therapy after being successfully released. His case manager looked through the list of skilled nursing homes that might offer him the quality of care he needed. They ultimately decided on The Encore because of its longstanding reputation for excellence, community tours, and community involvement. Within the first 24 hours of his arrival, he was welcomed. Several experts, including therapists, doctors, administrative workers, and other essential team members, enthusiastically greeted him and answered any questions he or his family could have had. His therapists Janis, Angie, and Jillian, thought about his treatment plan at the patient’s bedside to assess his mobility and transfer skills. The plan for treatment is to decrease falls and improve motion through therapeutic exercise, education, and manual therapy techniques. Activities during each session varied on David’s presentation that day, symptoms’ severity, or progression level following the previous therapy session.

Mr. Gostfrajnd didn’t use any devices prior to the onset of feeling unsteady when walking or his fear of falling with his previous history. With the encouragement of his therapy team, he quickly overcame his fears. He graduated to his ability to transfer without supervision and touching assistance using his walker safely. He met his goal of walking 150 feet without assistance and 10 feet on uneven surfaces. The goals were to be met within 4-8 weeks using physical therapy intervention. These goals would help him return to normal ADLs and enable him to perform his job better without assistance.

After completing lengthy weeks of therapy six times a week. Mr. David progressed with bed mobility, sitting to standing, transfers, and gait mobility. I could sit unsupported for 30 seconds with feet flat and no back support and stand up unsupported for 10 seconds. Improving distance, decreasing falls, and improving balance. Mr. David’s goals were to regain range of motion, restore function, and strengthen muscles for stability to decrease the risk of falls. After achieving his goals, Mr. David shared, “I came here previously in the past even a lot of times, but this time feels different. Maybe because it’s the new year, but I feel really different I was able to overcome my old fears. I reached all my goals in therapy to go home now. I learned a lot of things that I will use when I return home. The therapy here is great, and I’m thankful for all the hard work of my therapists.”

On January 5, 2024, Mr. David was discharged from The Encore to go home to celebrate the new year with his family. Upon discharge, he was able to transfer independently. Social Services arranged for Mr. David to have a walker so he can transition back home.

At The Encore, we congratulate Mr. David on graduating and wish him a Happy New Year. We wish nothing but the best.