Jun 21, 2018 by Gregg Gammello
If your loved one is about to be discharged from a hospital in order to receive rehabilitation services like physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy, you may be wondering where they should continue their recovery - at home, in your home or the home of another trusted family member, at a nursing facility or an assisted living community.
While rehabilitation can be provided wherever your family chooses, it is often best for seniors to recover and regain their independence in the comfort of their home with the support of professional care services. Naturally, before making your final decision, you need to consider if their home is the ideal place for them to get the help they need. To determine if they should remain at home, you may want to ask yourself the following questions:
- Will my parent need to use a cane, walker, wheelchair or another type of mobility device?
- Is their home a safe place for them to recover? Are some home modifications necessary?
- Is my loved one's home space large enough to fit a hospital bed or other big pieces of equipment?
- Should I care for my loved one or opt for professional care services?
If you choose to hire a home care agency, you need to make sure that your loved one gets a fully personalized care plan and a caregiver who is compatible with them in terms of personality, experience, and interests. By matching your loved one with a compatible care provider, a home care agency makes sure that your parent truly makes the most out of the caregiving experience.
With professional care services, your loved one can receive services such as assistance with personal care and hygiene, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, housekeeping, meal preparation, medication management, wound care, health monitoring, transportation, and more.
Depending on your family's schedule and your loved one's routine and preferences, professional care services can be provided on a full-time, part-time or round the clock basis. And when your loved one recovers, they can keep getting home care in order to continue their routine, maintain their independence, and enjoy a higher quality of life in senior years.
If you would like to work with us, give our office a call today! We look forward to discussing your loved one's care needs with you and developing the best care plan for their unique situation.