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All You Need to Know about Rehab for Seniors

Jul 6, 2018 by Matt Auker

Caregiver Services from Comfort Keepers in Altamonte Springs, FL

Learn how Comfort Keepers caregiver services can help your senior loved ones with rehab  

After a serious health problem, many seniors need rehabilitation. This is a kind of process that usually involves some kind of medical therapy in order to get their body and mind back to the previous state. This period can last a couple of weeks and go through several stages. In most cases, the rehabilitation program starts in the hospital but ends in the home of the senior.

Unfortunately, not all seniors have the luxury to have the rehab in the comfort of their own home. The main reason why many of them have to move into a facility that provides these kinds of services is that their family caregivers aren’t capable of providing them the care they need while their health is fragile.

So, if you’re thinking about providing your senior loved one in-home care, first, you need to think thoroughly and see whether you actually have what it takes to do the job right. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself:

  • Is the senior bedridden?
  • Is the senior going to need assistance with basic personal care tasks?
  • Is there enough room in the senior’s home for a large hospital bed and accompanying equipment?
  • Are you going to be able to stay at the senior’s disposal 24/7?

If you decide to provide your senior loved one rehab care on your own, you will probably have to handle all kinds of different tasks to ensure their recovery. Some of those tasks include would care, health monitoring, medication management, physical therapy, and so on. On top of that, you will also need to take care of daily living tasks such as housekeeping, cooking, etc.

If this sounds too difficult, a good advice is to look for help from caregiver services provided by professional in-home care agencies. You can hire caregivers to help you out with some of these tasks, as they have plenty of experience in this kind of work. Not to mention that once the senior has fully recovered, they can continue providing them assistance with daily living tasks.

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