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

Patients Age: 85-years-old
Admission Date: 09/17/2018
Admitted From: Delray Medical Center
Discharge Date: 10/15/2018
Discharged To: Home
Length Of Stay: 29 Days
Reason For Stay: UTI, Muscle Illness, Enlarged Aortic
How did this patient hear about The Encore: A former patient of the resident shared about The Encore with the residents’ son (as the resident was a chiropractor).

Details of experience

Dr. Marshall Kaufer was admitted to The Encore at Boca Raton from Delray Medical Center for an urinary tract infection, muscle illness, and an enlarged aortic. He came on max assist, could not bathe, could not lower body dress, and could not get out of bed. Upon arrival, he was greeted by the concierge director as well as the admissions director to ensure his comfort while staying at The Encore.

Dr. Kaufer was very discouraged when he arrived and was not at all motivated; he just wanted to go home. He shared with our of concierge, “I thought I was going to die. I was a mess, I couldn’t walk.” His therapists, Debra De Silva and Grace Montague arrived to evaluate him. During his first session, he walked 50 feet with a rolling walker and contact guard assist.

A few weeks later, one of the nurses helped out with Dr. Kaufers’ cellulitis, which was one of Dr. Kaufers’ biggest reasons for discouragement. This helped Dr. Kaufer regain his confidence and helped create a new motivation. He began participating with his therapy as well as attending activities and socializing. Dr. Kaufer shared, “I can’t speak highly enough about your physical therapy, I couldn’t stand before. My sons would have to hold me to transfer.” When asked what else he enjoyed about The Encore, Dr. Kaufer stated “The food was great!”

Dr. Kaufer continued to work hard with his therapists. He began making much better and quicker progress. With only a few more weeks, Dr. Kaufers progress escalated to incredible levels . He had gotten to a point of getting out of bed, dressing, and going to the bathroom all on his own!

Dr. Kaufer was discharged to his home on October 15th, 2018, walking 150 feet. He had came from max assist to independence with a walker! We wish Dr. Kaufer only health and happiness going forward!