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.)
  • Laundry
  • 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 Penn Highlands Healthcare at Home.

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.

Lifting weights in McKinley Rehab a short term rehab for seniorsSkilled 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.