It’s difficult to return home after being in the hospital. Physical, mental and emotional recovery takes time, especially for seniors (who have fragile bodies that don’t heal as quickly). NuevaCare’s Palo Alto caregivers are trained to assist seniors with home care needs and help make the process of healing as painless as possible.
“Nothing is so healing as the human touch.” – Bobby Fischer
Home Care: Helping hands for your Palo Alto seniorIf your loved one is returning home after a surgery, he or she may have new dietary or physical limitations to take into consideration. Home care providers can assist your senior in meal preparation, such as making food that’s easy to swallow or one that follows specific restrictions as per a doctor’s orders. After eating hospital food, your senior will appreciate prepared foods at home as well. Nutritious food is also important for overall health and a quick recovery.
A Palo Alto home care aide will be a positive force to reckon with as your senior deals with hospital recovery. Sometimes your senior will just need someone to tell him or her that “they can do this” and get better. Recovery is definitely a mental battle as well as a physical one. In the same vein, NuevaCare staff are glad to encourage your senior by planning fun activities he or she might enjoy, such as playing a favorite board game, working on a knitting / crocheting or other craft project or even puttering around outside in the garden.
Caregivers are also trained to help your senior get the physical assistance he or she needs while his or her body is healing. NuevaCare’s home care team offers light housekeeping services and can help with bathing, dressing and general grooming as needed. Your senior can also benefit from having a companion to get light exercise with or someone to drive back and forth on doctor visits or to run general errands.
Whatever the specific needs your Palo Alto senior has, NuevaCare’s caregivers are ready and willing to assist. Don’t let your loved one face the long road to recovery alone!