Before an individual needs short term rehab for seniors, they may consider home care services. Home health care is a type of service that is offered within your own home to help manage your household, improve your quality of life and avoid the need for placement in a long-term care community.
Home care describes the non-medical care provided by a home care aide to assist with activities of day-to-day living. These services can include:
- Help with personal care (such as bathing, dressing, and grooming)
- Meal preparation
- Reminders and assistance to take medication
- Shopping and errands
- Housekeeping (vacuuming, dusting, mopping, cleaning the bathroom, etc.)
- Socialization and companionship
- Emergency alert systems
- Household chores – mowing, shoveling, raking, heavy cleaning
Home care can vary from 2 hours a month to around-the-clock care, according to your needs. Home care may be paid for by long-term care insurance, veteran’s benefits, or through assistance from the Area Agency on Aging, but is typically paid for out-of-pocket.
At WRC Senior Services, home care is provided by Home Solutions.
For more information, contact WRC Senior Services today at 814-849-1205. Should more extensive care be necessary, consider looking into short-term rehab for seniors.
Skilled Nursing & Short Term Rehab for Seniors
Skilled nursing care describes the unique, specialized, around-the-clock nursing care provided in what is commonly called a nursing home. At WRC Senior Services, skilled nursing care is offered at McKinley Health Center at Laurelbrooke Landing in Brookville.
If you have a loved one with a serious medical condition, such as respiratory disease or heart failure, that is too difficult to care for at home or in a personal care home, you might be considering skilled nursing care.
Skilled nursing care includes help with personal care, such as bathing, dressing, and grooming, as well as medical treatment, assessment, and monitoring by a professional nursing team. An RN will manage and coordinate your individualized care plan in collaboration with your doctor. Other services offered include physical, occupational, speech, and respiratory therapy; end-of-life care; 24-hour pharmacy services; laboratory blood draws; optometry care; podiatry care; dental care; and transportation to medical appointments.
If you are recovering from surgery or illness, you may need short-term rehab for seniors to help you get back on your feet and home. Some examples of when short stay rehab can help you:
- You have a surgical wound that needs to be cared for
- You need IV treatments
- You’ve had a stroke or heart attack
- You’ve had orthopedic surgery – i.e. knee or hip replacement, rotator cuff, broken bones
- You have a chronic disease, such as heart failure, diabetes, or COPD, resulting in repeated hospital stays or ER visits
For more information about skilled nursing or short-term rehab for seniors at McKinley Health Center at Laurelbrooke Landing, please call 814-849-3615.