Recovery, Respite, Rehabilitation
POST SURGICAL OR POST HOSPITALIZATION RECOVERY
When a senior returns home from being in the hospital or after a surgery, he or she may be challenged with many new and unexpected changes. It can be difficult to get around or re-oriented in the home, it can be difficult to read about and manage new medications and pain or restrictive devices can cause difficulty with the activities that are involved in getting through the day.
For those who suffer with memory loss or impairment, their recovery might be challenged by remembering and following discharge instructions, making and keeping up with follow-up doctor’s appointments and orders.
It can be a struggle to obtain the physical assistance and in-home support they require while they heal. Nearly one-fifth (20%) of seniors are re-hospitalized within 30 days of being discharged from the hospital, most often with a different condition for which they were originally admitted.
A degenerative disorder can make daily tasks much more difficult, and personal-care teams can help with what used to be simple: bathing, getting dressed and fixing meals among other things will help make sure that your loved one stays as independent as possible.
The good news is that CHOR can provide the help your loved one needs to fully recover at a time when patients leave the hospital worse off and faster than ever before.
In home rehabilitation
Our home health care helps you recover safely and more independently in comfortable surroundings. Our caregivers work with your physician and provide care designed specifically for your needs and abilities, whether you need nursing and rehabilitation or non-medical personal assistance.
Our care is designed to help you:
- Take control of your treatment
- Make changes that may prevent future declines in your health
- Learn about your condition and manage your medications
- Prevent unwanted hospital visits
- Improve your safety at home
We provide care centered on your needs and abilities. Our goal is help you recover to the fullest extent possible as quickly as your treatment will allow.
When you look after someone who’s sick or disabled, it’s a 24-hour job. You need a break from time to time to look after your own needs. That’s where respite care can help.
It’s a fancy name for a short-term break for caregivers. Professionals trained to care for elderly people or anyone with special needs can provide respite care.
Respite care can take place:
- In your home
- At special day-care centers
- In residential centers that offer overnight stays
How Long Does It Last?
Your breaks can be as long or short as you need them to be. You can set up respite care for a few hours, a whole day, a few days, or a few weeks at a time.
Who Needs It?
Someone who’s ill or disabled needs care around the clock. Caregivers sometimes need time to rest and relax, go on vacation, shop, go to appointments, work, or exercise.
You may need respite care if you’re in charge of someone with a condition like:
- A Brain injury
- Alzheimer’s disease or Dementia
- A stroke
While you’re away, respite care offers a safe, comfortable setting for your loved one. Trained providers can sit and talk with someone who’s disabled or ill. They will also help your loved one:
- Eat or drink
- With Medication Reminders
- Enjoy the outdoors
- Get in and out of bed
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5 out of 5 - by Ralph P. on Aug 23, 2016
Grandma’s caregiver brings so much joy to her life. She enjoys the conversation and the time they spend together. She has helped Grandma continue to be independent and allowed me to feel secure in knowing that she is well cared for. Without Katie, Grandma’s quality of life and level of joy would be much less.
5 out of 5 - by Cindy W. on Mar 08, 2016
I have been working with Caring Hearts of Rochester for three and a half years. I am so very grateful for the wonderful care they provide to my mom. I live out of state and used to worry about mom all day long. I no longer worry about mom, ever! I visit quite frequently and enjoy the conversation & companionship of the caregivers. Mom’s caregivers see her daily and they help her with everything from cooking and cleaning to bathing and shopping. They are kind, compassionate, loving and have truly become family to mom and me. We thank God for our truly perfect situation and we thank Caring Hearts of Rochester for providing me with peace of mind and mom exceptional care. I appreciate your kindness very much. Thank you, thank you thank you!
5 out of 5 - by Bud L. on Mar 11, 2016
My mother doesn’t live nearby so I wanted someone to be with her a few days a week while I was at work. I have peace of mind knowing a responsible and kind caregiver is with her when I can’t be. Thank you very much for your wonderful care of mom.
5 out of 5 - by Shelley P. on Mar 04, 2016
Thank you for sending the most wonderful caregiver to me. She has truly brightened my life and I enjoy her very much. I love all of our fun outings we share together. Thank you for everything you do!
5 out of 5 - by Bill J. on Mar 11, 2016
I am very pleased that I chose Caring Hearts of Rochester for my father. They are truly committed to their care and the high integrity of their staff completely puts me at ease. I don’t worry about dad like I used to because I know that he is taken great care of each day. I am so thankful for your services and the two caregivers that see him during the week.
5 out of 5 - by Marilyn C. on Mar 04, 2016
When my husband returned home from the hospital, you met us with the caregiver at our home to ensure everything went smoothly. This personal introduction to our caregiver brought about an easy relationship for all of us. Since then we have really become close to her and we appreciate all that she does for our family. We continue to recommend Caring Hearts to close friends and relatives requiring assistance. Thank you!
5 out of 5 - by Ryan R. on Mar 10, 2016
We cannot thank you enough for the care you provided to mother. You have truly become family to us. We are very grateful she was able to carry out her wish to remain and pass in her home. Thank you very much for your kind and loving support.