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How Much of a Role Can Family Have on a Senior’s Recovery?

Reduce Hospital Readmission Rates in Etobicoke

The moment a senior has been hospitalized, especially if he or she is going to be facing several days or even weeks in the hospital or nursing home before going back to their own home, they need to face the prospect of a potentially lengthy recovery.Reduce-Hospital-Readmission-Rates-in-Etobicoke

Getting proper support is essential.

Most medical professionals would recommend their elderly clients have adequate support at home when they are discharged. If a senior lives alone, doesn’t have any family or friends in the area, they may not feel like have any option.

They do. It’s called hiring a home care aide.

Hiring a home care aide is the best option, especially when that aide has prior experience supporting other seniors through a similar recovery process.

Even though family members might live close and are more than willing to take on the responsibility of supporting their loved one, they may not be in the best position to help. They may not have the understanding of how important physical exercise could be.

They might not realize the value of altering one’s diet or avoiding potentially risky situations, such as going down into the basement to do the laundry.

Family is still instrumental.

Even when a senior realizes the value of hiring a home care aide, family can play an integral role in the recovery process itself. They can offer the kind of emotional support and encouragement that some caregivers may not be able to exemplify.

An experienced home care aide will understand the value of staying positive, but if they don’t have a strong relationship with their client, that client, that senior, may be unwilling to listen to their advice or see their positive attitude as being easier for them because they’re not going through the challenges the senior is facing at this very moment.

A simple phone call, a quick visit, or other conversations and communications can provide an incredible support system for those seniors dealing with extreme challenges.

The recovery itself can take several weeks or even months. The longer it goes on for, the more difficult it might be for the senior to stay positive every single day. By having family being responsive, checking in with them, and offering encouragement, it can help them push through the difficult challenges which may include physical therapy, extensive exercise, or relying on a visiting nurse for certain medications.

Even when family realizes the value of home care support services, they can still be integral to recovery.

If you or an aging loved one are considering Senior Care in Etobicoke, contact the caring professionals at Staff Relief Health Care 24/7 at 905.709.1767.

 

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