Case Study: The Encore At Boca Raton Rehabilitation & Nursing Center (May 2018)

Patients Age: 78
Admission Date: 5/14/2018
Admitted From: Boca Regional Hospital
Discharge Date: 5/30/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length of Stay: 16 Days
Reason of Stay: Right Shoulder Surgery
How did this patient hear about The Encore: Previous patient

Mr. James Fleischer was originally admitted to The Encore at Boca Raton in March 2018, after a right shoulder surgery for an infection that required six week of antibiotic IV therapy. When he arrived, he was at maximum assist for all of his self-care and mobility and his RUE (Right Upper Extremity) was immobilized at all times in sling.

Mr. Fleischer, was familiar with this community from a previous stay years ago. When he arrived in March 2018, he was uncertain about the care because he had heard a new company had taken over earlier this year. He chose to return to The Encore due to his daughter living nearby in Boca Raton and would easily be able to visit him.

When Mr. Fleischer arrived at The Encore at Boca Raton, he was greeted by the nursing and therapy staff, his right shoulder wound was assessed, and he was placed on his antibiotic therapy.

The concierge and several other incredible team members welcomed him and answered any questions that he had upon arrival. Specifically, his occupational therapist, Norma Guerrero, re-positioned and adjusted his right shoulder sling and positioned him in a wheelchair for mobility.

On May 10th, 2018, Mr. Fleischer was finally cleared and hospitalized to undergo his second of three right shoulder surgeries. He had his right rotator cuff repaired and a right shoulder hemi-arthroplasty (1/2 of shoulder replacement) with antibiotic spacer insertion due to long standing right shoulder infection that he had been battling.

On May 14th, 2018, Mr. Fleischer was re-admitted to The Encore at Boca Raton from Boca Regional Hospital to receive the first few weeks of a six-week course of antibiotic IV therapy and physical and occupational therapy to be able to regain his strength with self-care, transfers, and ambulation to be able to return home to complete his antibiotic therapy. His right shoulder remains immobilized in his right shoulder sling at all times.

On May 30th, 2018, Mr. Fleischer was able to return home to his first-floor condo under eight-hour private aide assistance, along with assistance from his daughter. The physical therapy helped strengthen Mr. Fleisher to the point where his contact guard was at a minimum assistance. With this self-care and mobility, he was able to return back home. We are wishing Mr. Fleischer for his infection to clear, and we hope that at the end of his antibiotic therapy, he can’t receive his full right total shoulder replacement.