If your senior parent has been hospitalized due to an illness, a fall, or surgery a hospital stay can be very hard on them. Seniors thrive on routine. So when that routine is abruptly taken away because they need to stay in the hospital it can cause seniors a lot of distress. When your senior parent is discharged from the hospital you should try to get them back to a normal routine at home as quickly as possible. Post-hospital care services are the best way to care for a senior parent after a hospital discharge.
Establishing a new routine and creating a set schedule for the day can give seniors the structure and security they need to continue healing at home.
Some of the things that you can do to help your senior parent get into a new routine after being discharged from the hospital are:
Get Post-Hospital Care
Caregivers who provide post-hospital care know how to do essential things like make sure that your senior parent gets a shower and gets out of bed safely so they can use the bathroom and start walking around. They can also help with cooking meals, putting away groceries, taking care of pets, and doing light housework to keep the house clean and sanitary. Caregivers can also monitor seniors for any signs they need more medical care.
Make Medical Appointments At Set Time On Set Days
When seniors are healing after a hospital stay they need to rest. To help your senior parent get into a new routine and make sure that they get enough rest you should try to make medical appointments on set days of the week. That way seniors only have to worry about getting dressed, getting up, and going to see the doctor one or two days each week instead of having to get ready and go to appointments every single day.
Schedule Therapy At Home
These days many essential services and therapies for seniors can be done at home. Whether it’s just because it’s easier for seniors or because of things like the COVID-19 pandemic many doctors have started offering treatments and therapies like physical therapy or occupational therapy at home. The doctors or trained medical staff will come to the senior’s home to provide service. That way seniors can avoid the hassles of trying to get dressed and out of the house fast.
Get Essentials Delivered
A great way to help your senior parent recover as quickly as possible is to set up deliveries for essentials like groceries and pet care items. There are many services now that offer same-day grocery delivery and same-day pet food and supply deliveries from local stores. If you arrange for deliveries for your senior parent they will always have food in the house and have what they need to take care of their pet, with a little help from post-hospital care.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Post-Hospital Care Services in Catonsville MD please get in touch with the caring staff at Vital Sign Home Care today. (410) 814-0258
A Trusted Skilled Medical and Non-Medical senior home care provider in Annapolis, Arnold, Severn, Guilford, Towson, Brooklandville, Catonsville, Cockeysville, Bel Air, Ellicott City, Columbia MD, and surrounding areas.
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