Hospitals are turning into a giant ICU, patients who are admitted are much sicker today than patients that were admitted into hospitals ten and fifteen years ago.
The problem is this: For every day that you place an older adult in a hospital or rehab bed, he/she loses 3 - 5 (possibly more for people with movement disorders) days of their pre-hospital level of body functioning.
After only a few days in the hospital, your loved one may not be able to walk or to take care of his/her personal care needs. Then, here comes the discussion of rehab.
Sometimes, he/she may show symptoms of dementia with or after a hospital stay. Statistics has shown that 85% of the people who go into the rehab facility never turn to their home . . . . they get transferred into a long-term care facility because they need more care than their family caregivers are able to provide at the time. What if you are not prepared for that or your loved one does not want to go but needs a lot of care after a hospital stay?
What if your loved one wants to come home or stay home and age in place?
The SOLUTION: We created our post rehab and post hospital care program as a solution.
This service is designed by either our movement disorder certified RN or our geriatric care manager and the care is performed by our Life Enhancement Caregivers.