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Category: Short Term Care

long-term care Short-Term versus Long-Term Care: What’s the Difference?

The rehabilitation treatment process begins with knowing the right type of treatment for your specific situation. Santé’s rehabilitation services include physical, occupational, and speech therapy in addition to skilled nursing services. By understanding the differences between short-term and long-term care, you’ll be better equipped to improve your quality of life and recover from injury.  

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post-acute care Tips for Managing Post-Acute Care

After an unexpected hospital stay, patients who no longer need inpatient care are often discharged to a post-acute care setting, like Santé. This type of setting allows a patient to heal after a sudden and serious hospital stay. With services to assist with pain management, wound care, improving cognitive deficiencies, and even light housekeeping, post-acute care (PAC) can be critical to a full recovery.

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emotional support Why Emotional Support During Recovery is Critical

Recovering from a serious injury, trauma or illness is challenging mentally, physically and emotionally. Caregivers, family and friends must be prepared to support all of these needs in their loved one. While the physical aspects will often improve on an expected trajectory, emotional support is critical to full recovery. Without a network of caring individuals, it’s too easy for someone in recovery to slide into a state of depression or anxiety.

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caregiver Tips to Help Your Family Caregiver Be More Comfortable

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?

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rehabilitating What to Expect When Rehabilitating After Illness or Injury

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:

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physical therapy What Type of Physical Therapy is Good for the Elderly?

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.

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