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What conditions require long-term care for seniors?
It can be difficult for anyone to admit that his or her daily life is not as functional as it used to be. For a senior, especially, it may feel like giving up on life altogether to agree that a different living solution is necessary. The comforts of home, the years of memories, and a sense of dignity and independence all seem to be slipping at once. But when it's obvious that a change is necessary, we understand. Although we know it's hard, at MediLodge of Richmond, we are here to help. It doesn't have to feel this way.
Families turn to MediLodge of Richmond long-term care for a number of different reasons. Often, it is just a way of saying there is no set or scheduled time of discharge. For example, rehabilitation is needed after an injury or hospital stay. A doctor who has no way of knowing how long the patient will need around-the-clock services will recommend long-term care. Still, in other situations, it is understood that the patient can't receive optimal care at home. Those can include the following:
- Dementia and Alzheimer patients
- Heart attack or stroke victims
- A fall or accident
- Any chronic disease diagnosis
- Renal failure
- Vision deterioration
- Auditory deterioration
The decision to enroll a patient in a long-term care program often comes from an initial short-term stay. Because of the benefits the patient and their families receive, MediLodge of Richmond becomes a comfortable choice for everyone involved. That's because we never forget to make our patients feel at home.
What conditions for seniors require short-term care?
The main objective for most short-term care patients is to ease the transition from hospital to home. Therapies are provided that help increase physical strength and range of motion. Mostly, patients who need care enroll in our center after a fall or surgery. Of course, pain management is one of the largest concerns. Because patients know they rely on us for a source of comfort, their caregivers are also relieved.
Additionally, short-term care is also a good option for those who may need help managing a new diagnosis. With some illnesses like diabetes or heart disease, new daily routines become necessary. Certainly, our caring staff is here to help with those and many other conditions.
Our top-rated care-based center has earned its reputation through its complete dedication to the patients. MediLodge of Richmond's team of expert rehabilitation therapists is the finest in the area. Together, we ensure that the road to wellness is a tailored plan for each patient based on his/her own specific needs.