When short-term rehabilitation becomes long-term care

When older adults face an illness, the need for recovery from a hospitalization or support with daily activities, loved ones may think short-term rehabilitation is the perfect option.

Often, it is.

But we may also need to consider what happens if the loved one is not able to regain abilities fully. Where do you turn next at that point?

Organizations such as Diakon Senior Living Services can help. If you have an aging parent preparing for short-term rehabilitation, making slow progress or not meeting goals, you may want to consider discussing long-term care before it is needed.

Knowing what to expect and having a plan that details your loved one’s wishes can make the situation much less stressful for everyone.

And if you find yourself and a parent in this situation, know that you aren’t alone. Many short-term rehabilitation stays become long-term care and if you are using the right senior living community and care team, you may find this is the best option for your parent.

How long-term care can help …

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