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How A Personal Care Assistant Can Help Your Loved One Recover After A Hospital Stay

Jun 28, 2018 by Jorge Preciado

A personal care assistant provides home care to adults and seniors after surgery and injury

Rehabilitation services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy. This is often required following a prolonged hospital stay due to an illness or surgery. If your senior mom or dad needs rehabilitation services to make a successful and speedy post-hospital recovery, you might be wondering where would be the best place for them to receive therapy.

If you are considering feasible options regarding your senior mom or dad’s rehabilitation, keep in mind that the length and success of their recovery might depend on the environment and support system you provide. Although you might think that your loved one’s recuperation should rest solely on family members, you need to be aware that looking after a senior with special care needs can be very difficult and demanding. For this reason, it might be better if you chose to bring some “outside” help. Hiring a trained, experienced, personal care assistant can boost your loved one’s recovery and prevent hospital readmission.

Should you opt to complement home rehabilitation with professional care services, consult with your loved one first and try to answer the following questions:

  • Will my parent need to use a walking aid such as a cane, walker or wheelchair?
  • Will my senior mom or dad’s home require costly, big-scale modifications, e.g. installing handrails or a stair lift?
  • Is my loved one's bedroom big enough to accommodate a large hospital bed and all the necessary equipment?

Bear in mind that a personal care assistant can share useful advice, provide guidance, and help you with anything you might need for senior-proofing your parent’s home.

A personal care assistant can provide help with personal care and hygiene, house maintenance, meal preparation, medication reminders, mobility assistance, transferring and positioning, wound care, incidental transportation, and much more. Depending on your senior mom or dad’s care requirements, your family can choose between part-time, full-time or even 24-hour care. Should your parent continue to use professional home care services after they make a full recovery, they can enjoy a healthier, more independent lifestyle for longer.

If you think we could work together, give our Fairfield, CA, office a call today. We are more than happy to answer any question you might have, schedule a free in-home care consultation, and match your loved one with a compatible personal care assistant. We are at your service!

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