What happens when you are all set to leave the hospital after a serious medical issue (e.g., surgery, accident, stroke, etc.) but are not quite sure if you can take care of all your needs on your own?
Your best bet would be to find a short-term nursing home that provides a wide range of services and is comfortable. Short term rehab stays are usually less than two months (depending on the severity of your medical issue) and can help regain strength and mobility before you go back home.
But that’s not it. There are more benefits of staying in a short term rehabilitation center, such as:
1. Quick Recovery
As mentioned above, short term rehabilitation is usually less than two months. Generally speaking, most people recover within four to six weeks in nursing home care.
With dedicated care professionals available round the clock, you are more likely to recover faster than you would at home. This also ensures your loved ones that you are getting more advanced care and assistance while you recover.
2. Recover in a Healthy Environment
Staying in a hospital even for a few days could be stressful, especially due to the environment. In short term nursing home care, you leave behind the clinical hospital experience for a warm, caring environment.
You can focus on healing in a relaxing and quiet space. Most rehabilitation centers offer private rooms (with attached bathrooms), various dining options, and other amenities to make the environment as healthy (and convenient) as possible.
3. Personalized Therapy From Dedicated Professionals
Many short-term rehab facilities employ dedicated physical, occupational, and speech therapists to ensure a speedy recovery. Besides, you will also get a customized care routine that addresses your daily needs.
Some rehab facilities even employ nutritionists to ensure your diet and food allergies (if any) are taken care of. This attention to detail helps people transitioning back home from the hospital regain strength and confidence.
4. Organized Activities
At Embassy Manor, we make every effort to keep the facility as home-like as possible. You can even bring furnishings and family pictures from home to decorate your rooms.
Also, the community garden, artwork, and attractive seating areas in our nursing home provide a pleasant environment for all our residents.
5. Provides Health Improvement Plan
One of the most overlooked benefits of short term care facilities is that it provides a health improvement plan that can help you stay fit for longer.
During your nursing care, the exercises you learn can be done at home to keep your muscles, joints, and ligaments strong and flexible. It also helps manage concerns related to pain, flexibility, and range of motion.
A short-term rehabilitation center can definitely add value to your life. Short term care at a nursing health care will make your transition home from the hospital a smooth and enjoyable experience.