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Success Story: JoJo

JoJo, 78, was diagnosed with right lower extremity edema. She has multiple medical diagnoses including bipolar disorder, right lower extremity acute embolism, and DVT, right leg cellulitis, and hypomanic episode. JoJo also presented with a past medical history of breast cancer.

When she was first evaluated she had significant weakness and required assistance with walking, dressing, toileting and bathing. JoJo had bright spirits and was motivated to participate in therapy.

While at Neptune Gardens, JoJo was given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities with our Activities Department. JoJo thrived on social interaction through a variety of social events including our monthly birthday party, arts and crafts, current events, and ice cream social; JoJo was able to easily make friends through her outgoing personality and friendly nature.

Throughout her time at Neptune Gardens, JoJo became able to walk more than 200 feet and dress herself with minimal to no assistance and was able to return home with her sister.

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