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29th Feb

2016

When Is The Right Time To Consider A Skilled Nursing Facility?

If you are like most people, the chances are good that you do not spend a lot of time thinking about skilled nursing facilities until the day comes when a parent or a loved one requires more care than what you are able to give.

 

There is no doubt that this is a difficult decision for anyone to make, so it is always a good idea to spend some time researching skilled nursing facilities in Hawaii before deciding where your loved one will be staying.

 

Access To Medical Professionals At All Times

 

One of the biggest benefits that a skilled nursing facility offers residents is around the clock care and monitoring. They offer treatment and care for both short-term and long-term patients.

 

Short-term patients may be admitted to recover from a surgery, accident, or a debilitating health issue like recovering from a stroke or a heart attack. Many times, their treatments include physical therapy, Speech therapy, and occupational therapy. These treatments are designed to help them gain the skills, strength, and endurance that’s needed to get “get back on their feet” – sometimes literally.

 

Patients who are recovering post-op are kept in close proximity to doctors and nurses who monitor their condition and make sure that they remain stable. In the event that patients need medications or personal assistance, they have the help they need standing by.

 

Long-term patients receive the same level of care that short-term patients do, however, their treatment approach is likely to differ based on their health condition.

 

Those who are in failing health are treated with respect and made as comfortable as possible. Most skilled nursing facilities offer hospice and end of life care.

 

Community Activities Get Residents Involved

 

Community activities held at skilled nursing facilities offers residents the opportunity to have some fun! Planned activities such as card games, crafts, ice cream socials, movie nights, and holiday parties create an outlet for residents to have some fun. Some facilities may even plan short excursions for their residents to get some fresh air and stretch their legs at a location outside of their facility.

 

If you are searching for a skilled nursing facility in Hawaii to help with short-term or long-term care or respite needs, Alohahab can help steer you in the right direction, based on your unique situation. We know and understand your position and here to help you make the right decision for yourself or a loved one.

 

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