Jul 5, 2018 by Katie Fielmann
Senior falls are the leading cause of accident-related injuries among seniors over the age of 65. Too often, these falls lead to serious injuries that require hospitalization and months of recovery. In addition to falls, seniors are also more susceptible to other injuries and illnesses like strokes, injuries from osteoporosis, and heart attacks that require multiple days, week, or months of rehabilitation such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, or speech therapy.
Rehabilitation may start in a hospital or clinical setting, but most of the time a senior is recovering the is typically spent at home. Sadly, many seniors do not have another person who can help them with daily living activities, transportation to and from rehab appointments, or clinical follow-ups. These seniors often need to spend time at a nursing home or skilled care facility or even move into an assisted living facility. Thankfully, Comfort Keepers home health agency of Wood Dale provides another option.
A home health agency can provide the supports and services necessary for seniors who are undergoing rehabilitation to safely reside in the comfort, convenience, and familiarity of their own home. Research suggests that seniors who recover at home do so faster, are happier, and have fewer instances of regression.
Comfort Keepers caregivers can help your senior loved one with their housekeeping and laundry, shopping, errands, and meal preparation. They can also assist with medication management (which can be an overwhelming task after a serious injury or illness), and even local transportation so the senior is sure to make it safely to and from their appointments. A home health agency also provides necessary personal care supports, such as wound care, personal hygiene, transferring and positioning, mobility assistance, toileting, eating assistance, bathing, grooming, and dressing.
Comfort Keepers supports and services are customized to meet a seniors individual needs. This also means that they are available for a few hours a week up to full-time 24-hour care, 7 days a week, 365 days a year which includes all weekends and holidays. In short, there is never a time your senior loved one would need to be without the support and assistance they need.
Better yet, after your loved one's recovery, Comfort Keepers caregivers can continue in home care to help your loved one maximize their independence and improve their quality of life. For more information, contact a Comfort Keepers home care coordinator today.
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