Jul 5, 2018 by Nick Miller
There are many reasons a senior loved one may spend time in the hospital. The question for many seniors and their families is not so much the treatment during the hospital stay but what happens after discharge, especially if there is required bed rest, limited mobility, or necessary rehabilitation such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or even speech therapy. While these services may be started in the hospital, most therapy takes place after a senior has returned home.
Families rightly wonder if the senior's home has adequate wheelchair or walker accessibility or if there is space for a hospital-style bed. Others may worry about stairs that must be used to access bathrooms or a kitchen. Still, others worry about daily living assistance, especially if family or friends are not readily available or if mobility is a serious concern. Of course, there is also the question of local transportation, including running errands, shopping, and getting to and from rehab appointments and follow-up medical visits.
Even though recuperating at home speeds healing, reduces the risk of infections, decreases re-hospitalization, and increases overall comfort and happiness; fear and worry about adequate support and supervision at home lead to many seniors spending time in a skilled care center or nursing home after discharge. Seniors with longer-term complications even move to assisted living facilities. Thankfully, with Comfort Keepers of Enfield, there is another option.
Comfort Keepers provides short and long-term in-home supports designed to help seniors maintain their freedom and independence while safely remaining in the comfort and convenience of their own home. Supports are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and range from a few hours a week up to full-time, round-the-clock care. With Comfort Keepers, there is never a time your senior loved one needs to be without the non medical home care and supervision they require.
Supports and services range from health monitoring, wound care, and medication management assistance to light housekeeping, laundry, and meal preparation. Non medical home care supports include bathing, grooming, dressing, toileting, and transferring and positioning. Caregivers can also provide local transportation services and run errands to your loved one can safely manage their daily life while keeping up on all their rehab appointments and medical follow-ups.
For more information about the many ways Comfort Keepers of Enfield can help your senior loved one with their rehab needs or general non medical home care, contact a senior home care coordinator today.
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