Jul 6, 2018 by Lisa Carson
After a serious health event that required hospitalization, seniors often need to go through the rehabilitation process, which involves things like physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and so on. Usually, rehab starts in hospital but ends in the home of the senior or an assisted living facility.
Many family caregivers decide to provide care to the recovering patients in the comfort of their own home. If you’re thinking about doing the same for your senior loved one, you need to check whether you’re actually capable of providing them with all they need. Here are some questions you need to ask yourself:
Obviously, providing care to a recovering senior is not an easy job. That’s why a good idea might be to ask professionals to help you with this. There are agencies that provide elder care services, which could be beneficial both for the senior and for you, the family caregiver.
Professional care providers have the knowledge to provide the senior with all they need for a fast recovery. Furthermore, they have plenty of experience in handling this kind of work, so they probably have some tricks up their sleeve that will help them come up with a rehab care plan that will make the senior as comfortable as possible.
And once the senior has fully recovered, they can keep on providing them services like light housekeeping, running errands and so on, thus ensuring the senior will be able to use their time to do the things they really love.