Jul 5, 2018 by Linnea Frericks
When a loved one spends time in the hospital family members are often concerned about what happens next, especially if a time of rehabilitation will follow, such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy. Typically, these services start while the senior is still in the hospital, but they often continue for weeks or months after discharge.
Families may wonder if the senior's home is large enough or accessible if walkers, wheelchairs, bulky medical equipment, or a hospital-type bed are necessary. Stairs are also a concern if they isolate the kitchen or bathroom facilities. Worse, many seniors do not have the family or social support to help with daily living activities, mobility assistance, or transportation to and from rehab appointments or follow-up exams. These considerations alone often relegate seniors to a skilled care facility, nursing home, or even an assisted living community. Thankfully, with Comfort Keepers of Holland, there is another option.
Comfort Keepers specializes in short and long-term in home health care specifically designed to help seniors with daily living activities, personal care, and local transportation so they can safely remain in the comfort, convenience, and familiarity of their own home despite their physical, mental, or emotional challenges. While caregivers cannot make a home larger, they can do a home safety inspection and suggest ways to make a home safer and more accessible. Many fixes are quick, inexpensive, and make a world of difference. The plethora of in-home supports also include:
With Comfort Keepers of Holland, caregivers are also aware that not everybody keeps the same schedules or requires the same amount of in home health care and support. This is one of the reasons why services are available 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. With Comfort Keepers, there is never a time when your senior loved one cannot receive the services and supports they need and deserve.
For more information about the many ways Comfort Keepers can help your senior loved one successfully transition home from the hospital, meet their rehab requirements, and maximize their quality of the life, contact an in home health care coordinator today.
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