Opportunities to focus on rest do not come around often, but sometimes it is necessary. Whether it is for recovery from surgery, respite care, or healing from illness, a short-term stay at a senior living community can provide individuals with renewed wellness before returning home.
“Everyone goes through seasons where an extra bit of support is essential,” explained Carmen Fronczak, Chief Resource Officer at Friendship Village Senior Services. “Our short-term senior stay program assists individuals during these life phases and promotes their goals of enjoyment, recovery, and return to home.”
Many individuals opt for short-term care, when leaving the hospital after a surgery or illness. Although hospital service may no longer be necessary, it can take some time to feel comfortable tackling everyday tasks again. A short-term care option can help alleviate challenges caused by recovery like mobility issues or added medical equipment. The extra support helps speed up recovery, so individuals can feel confident when returning home.
Another common reason to utilize short-term care is to create a sustainable lifestyle for both seniors and their caregivers. Caregivers, often family members, provide generous and loving support for their loved ones. This responsibility can be a significant commitment of time and mental energy, all while also juggling one’s personal life. Whether it’s for a couple hours or a few days, respite care temporarily relieves caregiver responsibilities, allowing them to maintain balance and health in their life. Meanwhile, the short term stay provides the individual an opportunity to relax, enjoy the amenities, and see friendly faces.
Studies show that physical therapy and early mobilization after hospitalization leads to better muscle function and increases quality of life. During a short-term stay, residents can simply go down the hall to receive therapeutic or medical services for their recovery. The easy access to services assures a fast response to any setbacks or medical emergencies, while also giving active ways to work on getting home sooner.
Other conveniences such as pharmacy delivery, concierge, housekeeping, and laundry services allow seniors to focus on wellness instead of chores. Each small supportive service adds up during times of rest and recuperation.
Senior Stay at Friendship Village provides a beautifully furnished suite that feels like home along with gourmet meals prepared by award winning chefs. The 24-hour emergency call systems, daily check in program, and health care navigator assures outstanding care. Friend Village community services and amenities are there for residents to live in luxury and security no matter the length of the stay.
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