If you or your loved one is being discharged soon from the hospital stay, you want to know what to do next. Sometimes, your loved one doesn’t have to be in rehab but your house is not conducive for someone with a broken leg. Or no one is available to provide care for them at home. If your loved one needs someplace to stay after their hospitalization, you can consider respite care. Read on to learn more about the power of respite care after a hospital stay.
No Strings Attached
A respite stay usually lasts a minimum of 30 days to around 90 days. The apartment comes fully furnished too so you don’t have to coordinate the move. You only need to bring clothes and toiletries. You are welcome to bring any personal items during your stay in respite care.
Access to More Rehab
If your loved one had a stay in the hospital, they may benefit from continuing rehabilitation services. Speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy will be great services to have after a hospital stay. Most respite care communities have healthcare providers and space dedicated to therapy.
In respite care, your loved one will get to have 24-hour assistance from the team there. They will get as much help with the tasks of daily living as they require. This is helpful if they have personal care needs as a result of the surgery. The apartments have safety features which are great for them too.
Respite care residents receive the same amenities and comforts as regular residents. They are encouraged to join the community during mealtimes, social events, and engaging activities. Residents always gather for programs and conversations in the community areas. You can get to be involved with the community and enjoy the companionship of your neighbors and friends in respite care.
Flexibility and Time
There are benefits of having respite care for the caregivers of loved ones. If you want to have your loved one stay closer to you, they can move into respite care while you figure out what to do next regarding the move. If you want to move your loved one home, you can make use of the time to get ready and install safety measures such as grab bars. Respite care allows you more time to make arrangements for your loved ones if they have to move into an assisted living community.
Experience Senior Living at Lakeside At Mallard Landing
Lakeside At Mallard Landing is a charming retirement community that offers you the ideal combination of personalized care and an engaging lifestyle. You or your loved ones can wake up feeling refreshed and excited for the day in our community. Come enjoy a wide range of amenities and take part in a full schedule of exciting activities daily while being taken care of by our dedicated respite care team who will make sure that your needs are met. Feel free to contact us for more information!