The position of long-term caregiver may be both one of the most rewarding and most challenging. Emotional hills and valleys are only some of the invisible signs of daily care for another human being. Caregivers often tend to provide such loving support for others that they forget to take care of themselves. This can cause a downward spiral in health and mental well-being. However, caregivers are often the last people to ask others for help. How can you provide caregivers with the support that they need to be more comfortable in their role?
The recovery process is a journey. When you suffer an illness or injury, your body needs time to repair itself before you jump back into the activities of daily life. That’s why many patients choose to undergo rehabilitation at Santé before returning home. Our physicians, therapists and skilled nurses have the training needed to help you on the road to recovery. While you’re rehabilitating from an illness or injury with us, here are a few things you can expect:
Physical therapy isn’t just for recuperation after a fall or injury. At Santé, many of our home health care patients receive physical therapy as part of their program. Physical therapy can help senior citizens strengthen weak muscles and increase mobility. It can also improve endurance, so that the patient can enjoy physical hobbies like gardening or golf for longer periods of time.
Artificial joints aren’t as uncommon as you might think. According to doctors at the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, around 7 million Americans have an artificial hip or knee. Many of these are older adults. About 7% of people over 50 have had a complete replacement surgery – and that number doesn’t even include those with partial artificial joints!