Seniors who seek rehab at higher-rated short term nursing facilities are less likely to transition into long-term care facilities afterward, finds a study from the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.
Most patients would agree they think home is the best place to recover from a debilitating injury or major surgery. That's why so many rehab therapy providers are trying to mimic all that is good about "home." Experts here offer advice on how to design for short-term rehab spaces, focusing on how to make them useful and homelike.
Short-term rehabilitation programs are designed to promote and ease individuals' return to home environments and assist with re-entry into the community within a relatively short period of time.
As we grow older, our focus on how to achieve and maintain our health becomes more acute. Healthy aging is achievable if action is taken sooner rather than later. Over the last few decades, we have seen major changes in our healthcare delivery system.
I love my grandma dearly. She's still going strong, living independently in a ranch-style house. But while her stubbornness may be the reason she lives such full and active lifestyle, it's also a trait that almost cost her big-time when she had a "health scare" a few years ago.