After a serious health event that requires hospitalization, many will need rehabilitation services, such as physical, speech, occupational therapies or nursing care until they are full recuperated. Families are not aware that they have choices regarding where to complete rehabilitation. Rehabilitation may be started in a hospital but completed in a variety of settings.
Platinum Communities provides continuing rehabilitation at our assisted living communities. Our health professionals can provide specific therapies and nursing services with the added benefit of 24-hour assistance from our assisted living staff. If you or your loved one require assistance with daily activities such as bathing, dressing or meals, our assisted living communities are a great rehabilitation option. We can even offer assistance with complex medical issues that requires nursing services.
For those who are not ready to go home after rehabilitation, ask about our short term respite care stay. Consider a respite stay at Platinum Communities if;
- Therapy is not needed, but the person is not confident enough yet to be home alone. Respite care can give peace of mind that someone is available 24 hours a day for assistance and for immediate response to emergencies.
- Family is unable to assist with giving care at home because of their distance from home, work, or do not have a safe place for your loved one to stay.
- Our communities are designed to reduce the risks of falling, becoming ill, to eat nutritiously, and manage medications.
Often when a loved one comes to us for respite care, they make the decision to stay as permanent residents. Getting needed care for the help needed in short term recovery is less traumatic than making the initial commitment to moving in from the start. Your loved one quickly benefits from a care team that genuinely prioritizes each person’s wellbeing, comfort, and safety.
Questions to Ask before Discharge
Questions to ask at or before discharge:
Is physical therapy required?
What services are covered by insurance?
Will help be required for bathing or changing clothes?
Am I able to cook and clean for myself?
Is it safe to be at home alone?
What is the average length of recovery time?
Is there a list of side affects to look out for?
What should we do about any potential side effects or problems?
Is there an emergency contact number?
What are the medication dosages, conflicts and side effects?
Do you have a list of providers for any medical devices that may be required?