Making Transitions Easier
At, Broomall, we understand that it’s not easy making the decision to choose short-term rehab or long-term care for yourself or a family member. Below are a few important factors to consider when looking at your options.
Choosing Short-term Rehab
If you or someone you love has recently been hospitalized for an injury, illness or operation, finding the right short-term rehab program is critical to a successful, speedy recovery. Here are a few questions to ask when evaluating a short-term rehab program:
- What is the staff-to-patient ratio?
- What experience does the rehab team have with the particular health situation?
- How advanced is the equipment and technology?
- What types of insurance are accepted?
- What is the atmosphere like?
- How will the team help a guest transition to returning home?
If possible, take a tour. Meet the rehab therapists, View the treatment rooms and equipment. Explore the accommodations, common areas and grounds. The more information you have before choosing a short-term rehab program, the more likely that the experience will lead to a successful, timely recovery.
Choosing Long-term Skilled Care
The decision to make a change in living arrangements can be a challenging one. If your parent or other family member has not brought up the subject of how he or she will live a safe, happy and stress-free life in the years ahead, maybe it’s time for you to start the conversation.
Broomall’s experienced and compassionate team is ready to provide assistance as you research senior living options in Delaware County. We can help you find the right fit, without intruding on sensitive family discussions.
To arrange a convenient firsthand experience of the joys of life at our engaging community, simply call and speak to one of our admissions representatives at 610-356-0100. Sometimes all it takes is one visit to discover how warm, welcoming and happy a senior living community can be.
Choosing Memory Care
Making the decision to seek specialized care for memory issues can be difficult and stressful. Sometimes the signs are gradual; at other times, they seem to come on more suddenly — especially if you don’t live nearby and haven’t seen your family member recently. Here are a few signs that memory care might be the right decision:
- Your family member seems to be experiencing memory loss, confusion, disorientation or agitation
- Your family member seems to be demonstrating physical changes, such as losing or gaining weight or having issues with personal hygiene
- You may notice that medication is not being taken as prescribed.
- Perhaps you observe unpaid bills, clutter piling up or even unattended houseplants
These are just a few of the signs of Alzheimer’s and other memory-related issues. If you need help determining whether memory care is right for your family member, give us a call at 610-356-0100. Our certified memory care experts can make an evaluation to help aid in the decision.