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Home Rehab for Seniors

Jul 6, 2018 by Michael Grim

Rehabilitation therapy usually comes after a serious health issue such as a stroke or some kind of a surgery. The purpose of this therapy is to help the patient recover and get back to a good physical and mental state. Depending on the type of the health issues, rehabilitation can last quite a lot.

The first stage of rehab starts in the hospital, as doctors need to be able to monitor the health of the patient all the time. However, as time goes by, the health of the patient gets better, meaning that they no longer need to stay in the hospital. That is why the next stage of the rehab program is usually done at home.

If you have a senior loved one who needs to recover from a serious health issue, you may consider providing them with home care. This is something that can have a great impact on their mental state. It’s not just because they’re going to be in a familiar environment but also because they’ll be away from the hospital, which some patients associate with bad things.

But, before you decide on this step, you need to be sure that you actually have what it takes to provide a good care to your senior loved one. Remember that a family caregiver needs to take care of a number of different duties including:

  • Medication management
  • Wound care
  • Health monitoring
  • Help with personal hygiene
  • Walking assistance
  • Housekeeping
  • Cooking
  • Washing laundry

The biggest challenge is that you will need to provide some of these tasks around-the-clock. Obviously, it’s not going to be easy, unless you ask someone to help you out. Hiring home senior care professionals definitely seems like a good idea. Not only do they have the skills to take care of all the aforementioned tasks but they also have plenty of experience in providing care to recovering patients.

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