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Caregiver Insights: Senior In Home Care

Returning Home from the Hospital May Require Some Type of Care for the Senior in Your Life

By Patrick Philbrick-Director on Mar 18, 2015 11:25:54 AM

Senior Care in Placerville CA

Spending any amount of time in the hospital is usually not on anyone’s top priority list. For seniors who have been
hospitalized, they may require some level of care when they return home. Whether they were hospitalized because they had surgery, suffered from a heart attack, had a stroke, or experienced another significant health emergency, they are going to have a specific recovery time at home.

Many families rally around their elderly loved ones during these times of crisis. They might step up to provide a number of different services to help them recover properly at home. However, most family members don’t fully understand the importance of various aspects to the recovery process. That’s why it’s a good idea to sit down and discuss the prospect of hiring professional senior care services.

Did you know that most doctors will advise their patients to get exercise when they return home as part of their recovery? Even people who are recovering from acute myocardial infarction, more commonly referred to as a heart attack, will need to get some level of exercise to help their heart regain its strength.

The body is comprised of muscles and the heart is one of many. All of those muscles will likely have been getting little or no exercise while the senior was lying in a hospital bed. Just getting out of bed, walking down the hall, or taking a walk around the block can be a great way to get the optimal level of exercise somebody may need.

Family members who become caregivers might not fully appreciate the importance of exercise. They may also not realize how important it is for the senior to get a healthy diet. Getting the right nutrients and vitamins in their diet is going to be crucial to making a full and healthy recovery at home.

Professional senior care providers, especially those who work through an agency, will likely have a tremendous amount of experience helping other elderly clients recover from a wide range of health emergencies and surgeries at home.

For anybody who has an elderly loved one set to be discharged from the hospital, they should consider talking to them about hiring professional senior care to increase the chances they make a full recovery.

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