Caring for Your Aging Parent After a Hospital Stay


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By Brenda Enright

Owner of Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke

Caregiver assisting a senior to recover at home after an illness

Tips from the Senior Healthcare Team at Home Instead

From broken hips to pneumonia, aging brings a variety of ailments and issues that may render mom or dad in a hospital bed at some point. It can be scary watching your mother lay in a bed with monitors on her. What may be even worse is the fear of not giving her adequate care when she comes home. Sometimes the transitional period when your senior leaves the hospital can be the most dangerous.

Bring your parent home from hospital with confidence by working with the caregiving team at Home Instead Senior Care. We support elders and their families with a variety of services that include companionship, personal care, home help, and even hospice support. Our highly trained caregivers pour their energies into making sure your senior is following doctor’s orders and allowing you peace of mind when you cannot be with your loved one.

4 Healthcare Tips for Seniors – Make the Most of Home Care

 

Getting your aging loved one home is only the first step. Next, it is imperative to look after their well-being properly and to keep up with the hospital’s discharge orders. Use these tips to oversee your senior’s care:

  • Re-Build the Immune System: Being ill will wear out the most robust immune system. It can be hard to get back into new habits that include adequate food, rest, and relaxation. All of these are needed to rejuvenate your elderly loved one. It will be critical to getting mom moving again instead of staying stationary like when she was in the hospital.
  • Keep an Eye Open for Potential Problems: Transitioning back home after a stay in hospital puts your senior’s health at risk. At this time, they are at an increased risk of developing complications. Utilizing the services of a 24-hour in-home care service like Home Instead Senior Care provides the additional support, including shift and live-in services.
  • Avoid Allowing Sick Visitors Over: Just as you need to keep an eye out for possible problems, your mom’s immune system may not combat even the common cold. Ask family and friends to avoid coming over if they are feeling unwell or have been recently sick.
  • Bring Back Routines: To aid in recovery, encourage your dad to get back into his usual routines. Do this gradually since staying at the hospital rendered new habits that may not be reasonable once home. A senior caregiver can help him get back to his routine, including regular dinner times and making sure medications are taken on time.

 

Help Mom Recuperate Quickly at Home with Expert Home Care Assistance

Give your mom a head start in getting her health back when you take charge of her home health care. Get the support you need from Home Instead Senior Care Etobicoke. Our caregivers are highly-trained to assist the elderly in recuperating after a stay in the hospital. Whether mom needs companionship, personal care or 24-hour support, we are happy to help. We work with families to tailor the level of attention to meet your loved one’s needs.

Call us at (416) 239-2200 to schedule a no-obligation in-home consultation. Learn more about the compassionate, quality senior care services we deliver each day to families in the Etobicoke area.

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