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Assisted Living Can Offer Seniors a Wonderful Respite During Recovery

Assisted Living Paradise, AZ: Respite During Recovery

Recovering from any major medical emergency can be a long and difficult journey. The older you are, the more challenging it might be. For seniors who may have had a heart attack, whether it was mild or considered major, recovery could be months, if not longer.

Often, elderly men and women will return home to complete the recovery. But what if there’s no real support system in place at home? There are several elder care options available, but which one is the best?

 

Assisted living could offer an alternative.

Assisted Living Paradise, AZ: Respite During Recovery
Assisted Living Paradise, AZ: Respite During Recovery

Most people tend to think of assisted living as a great elder care option, one that’s permanent, or at least considered long-term. In truth, the right assisted living facility may offer respite care services, which can be great for somebody recovering from a heart attack or other major medical emergency.

For those individuals who could be dealing with some cardiovascular situation, if they’re living alone, with a spouse who may be dealing with his or her own physical challenges, and who may not have the kind of physical support when needed, they might consider short-term or overnight stay options at the right assisted living facility.

 

Not all assisted living facilities will provide respite care services.

Some may provide short-term stays, such as a couple of weeks or a few months, at most, while others may allow elderly men and women to stay for a couple of days a week, even scattered days like Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. They may also offer the option of arriving in the late afternoon or early evening hours, sleeping overnight at the facility, and then being picked up in the morning.

This can provide aging seniors who might be grappling with heart or other series health issues and going through recovery a wonderful support system during those overnight hours.

It tends to be during the overnight timeframe when elderly men and women have the least support. Even for seniors who are living with family members, such as an adult child and his or her family, they may not be able to call for support and assistance to get out of bed and go to the bathroom at 3 o’clock in the morning.

At a quality assisted living facility, staff are on hand 24 hours a day, so senior residents or even overnight stays can call for assistance in the event they need it.

 

Residents don’t always need help, even during recovery.

Residents at an assisted living facility may not need help very often. They may never need to call a staff member during the overnight hours even if they’re going through some type of recovery, many seniors are able to manage well enough on their own.

Yet, it’s a wonderful relief emotionally and mentally to know that somebody is there if you need them. For those seniors who may have recently had a heart attack or other major medical emergency and are on the road to recovery, respite care at assisted living could be a wonderful option to consider.

If you or an aging loved-one is considering a move to Assisted Living in Paradise, AZ please contact the caring staff at MD Senior Living today. 480-267-9200

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