What’s Next After Your Parent Is Released From The Hospital?
When your senior parent has been in the hospital because of an illness or a fall everything comes to a stop. There’s a lot of uncertainty while the doctors decide what type of care your senior parent will need after they no longer need hospitalization. Very often seniors need some kind of transitional care after they are released from the hospital because they aren’t quite well enough to be independent yet but they don’t need the highly specialized services of the hospital. In most cases seniors have two options for care when they are released from the hospital: rehab or post-hospital care at home.
Rehab facilities do take seniors after they are released from the hospital. But often rehab facilities have very long waiting lists. And seniors who are aging in place and used to living independently may not want to go to another residential facility after they are released from the hospital. Post-hospital care at home is a great option for seniors who need additional support at home but don’t want to go to a rehab facility. In many cases, seniors that receive post-hospital care at home are able to recover faster because they are in their own homes where they are happy and feel secure.
Post-hospital care for seniors at home provides a range of services that will help seniors get back to living independently like:
Cooking Meals, Shopping, and Errands
Seniors who are just out of the hospital need lots of good healthy meals to help them get their strength back. But, seniors who are recovering from an illness or injury are not usually able to cook those meals for themselves. With a care provider in the house, seniors will get healthy delicious meals cooked for them so that they can continue their recovery with great nutrition.
Seniors who are recovering from an illness or a fall also usually aren’t up to doing things like going grocery shopping, taking mail to the post office, buying pet food, or doing any of the other errands that are necessary to run the household. When seniors have home care they have the support of someone they trust to do those things for them so that they can focus on recovering. And as seniors get stronger they can go along on outings and errands if they want to get out of the house and start walking around again.
When seniors come home from the hospital they often are taking a lot of medications. Seniors can get confused about what medications they need to take at certain times or what medications need to be taken with food. With post-hospital care seniors a care provider can manage and organize all the medications that your senior parent is taking to make sure they are taken correctly.
Helping Seniors Get Around
It’s very important for seniors to start getting up and walking around as part of their recovery. But seniors have a high risk of falling when they are getting in and out of bed or walking around after they haven’t for a long time. Post-hospital care at home provides the support and encouragement seniors need.
If you or a family member need to hire Post-Hospital Care Services in Huntington NY or the surrounding areas, contact the caring professionals at Star Multi Care Services today at (631)956-8835. We are the Right Choice for Home Health Care Services!
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