Monday, September 22, 2014

Congressman Murphy Tours Five-Star Nursing Center in Royal Palm Beach

Today, U.S. Congressman Patrick Murphy is visiting patients, residents and staff at Royal Palm Beach Health and Rehabilitation Center, a five-star skilled nursing center in Royal Palm Beach recently named one of U.S. News & World Report’s 2014 “Best in Nursing Homes.” 

Administrator Grace Achille provided the Congressman with a tour of the center, where he had the opportunity to witness the high level of care being provided to residents and patients. In a round table discussion, he heard from several patients who are receiving rehabilitation therapies that will allow them to transition back to their homes or other community-based living arrangements.

Nearly 90 percent of Royal Palm Beach’s residents – almost three times the national average – are able to successfully return to the community after undergoing therapy at the 120-bed facility. During the visit, Achille described the center’s various primary therapy disciplines and discussed federal issues affecting rehabilitation therapy and other skilled nursing services for Florida's seniors.

While meeting with some of the center’s rehabilitation patients, Congressman Murphy noted how valuable restorative therapies are in helping people regain their former lifestyles after a physical setback like a stroke or accident. “The goal is always to help seniors remain in their own homes; however, when care is needed, both the Palm Beach community and all of Florida are fortunate to have access to such high level of care at long-term and post-acute care facilities as well as the support of skilled caregivers to provide better rehabilitation outcomes,” said Murphy.

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