If you or someone you love has suffered a stroke, fall, or other debilitating injury or illness, your doctor may recommend a temporary stay in a senior rehabilitation center. You might think you’d be better off in the familiar surroundings of home, but starting your recovery as an inpatient at a rehabilitation center can make a full recovery more likely. Even if you have a strong support network at home, the range of therapies, round-the-clock care, and relaxing environment at a senior rehabilitation center can speed recovery and get you back to the life you love.
3 Key Advantages of Short-Term Rehabilitation for Seniors
Full Spectrum of Care
The range of services offered at a senior rehabilitation center is much broader than can be provided at home by a skilled caregiver. Most rehabilitation centers offer a variety of therapies, including physical, occupational and speech therapies, along with a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers and dieticians. A team approach is best because you may need help getting back to normal in a number of areas. Your rehab team can target specific needs and help you make a full and complete recovery.
A Comfortable Setting
Many rehabilitation centers at senior living communities seem more like a luxury spa than a spartan clinic. Options like private rooms, chef-prepared meals and on-campus amenities — such as a heated indoor pool, salon spa, library, lounge and movie theater — make your stay comfortable and relaxing. Many older adults enjoy the warm, welcoming environment, especially after a long hospital stay. A senior rehabilitation center allows you to focus on what’s most important: healing and achieving a full recovery.
Loneliness and isolation are major problems among older adults. Time spent at home recovering from illness or injury can make matters worse if you’re unable to participate in normal social activities or get around like you used to. At a rehabilitation center in a senior living community, you can participate in group activities and enjoy socializing with others in the community. The engaging environment will take your mind off your troubles and the people you meet will act as a built-in support group to boost your recovery. Of course, relatives and friends are welcome to visit to check on your progress and help in any way they can.
We Can Get You on the Road to Recovery
At Sagewood, our skilled rehabilitation team can help you achieve your goals quickly and safely. We offer a full range of health services, including physical, occupational and speech therapies, at our top-rated Acacia Health Center. A high staff-to-resident ratio ensures you’ll get the attentive care you deserve.
Private rooms, chef-prepared meals, and a warm, welcoming environment will make your stay as pleasant as it is productive.
When you’ve completed your inpatient stay, you can continue your rehabilitation as an outpatient. Learn more about short-term rehabilitation at Sagewood.