The heros of senior rehabilitation care

It was Bette Davis that said "Getting old is not for sissies" Spend a day in senior rehab and you will understand just what she meant.

0
611
Creative Commons - https://www.pexels.com/photo/an-unforgettable-asia-assistance-care-for-236402/

MID-CENTRAL, Missouri, April 4, 2017  – Ask any senior who has gone through rehab following a severe sickness or surgery and they will tell you, its one of the hardest things you will do.

It is not that the people are not dedicated to their elderly charges. The nurses, orderlies, and nursing assistants spend the day constantly check your vital signs, giving you your medicines, taking you to and fro to your appointments and meals.

They move you around to the therapy room where the physical and occupational therapists work with you, taking you through the motions that will get you back to independence. When you have completed your therapy, an orderly whisks you back to your room, and once again, nursing staff checks your vitals.

Following dinner, they help you get ready for a restful night’s sleep, making sure you are comfortable. Now there are occasions where you may have to go to the restroom during the night so again they assist you and again back to bed.


The nurses are terrific as they make sure if you need any care such things as bed sores due to people sitting in one place too long and this is very common and take your vital signs. They also give you medicine and eye drops.

The social worker visits to make sure you are getting the proper care.

Now the bad. There is a considerable amount of wait time for all tasks which is very uncomfortable especially if one must go to the restroom.

Finally, it is my opinion that medical people in the hospitals, nursing homes, and rehab should have recognition for service they perform in taking care of us from the little children to the elderly. Again, One Day.

However, that is a time and place I am from-

Click here for reuse options!
Copyright 2017 Communities Digital News


This article is the copyrighted property of the writer and Communities Digital News, LLC. Written permission must be obtained before reprint in online or print media. REPRINTING CONTENT WITHOUT PERMISSION AND/OR PAYMENT IS THEFT AND PUNISHABLE BY LAW.

Correspondingly, Communities Digital News, LLC uses its best efforts to operate in accordance with the Fair Use Doctrine under US Copyright Law and always tries to provide proper attribution. If you have reason to believe that any written material or image has been innocently infringed, please bring it to the immediate attention of CDN via the e-mail address or phone number listed on the Contact page so that it can be resolved expeditiously.

SHARE
Previous articleOffice of Minnesota A.G. Lori Swanson involved in Rucki case, despite denials
Next articlePresident Trump and surviving Democratic deceit
Charles Vandegriff, Sr.
Charles is a fifty-four-year career in technology retiring at the directors level from three major corporations. Followed by three-plus years as a free-lance columnist, published three books, over three hundred speeches to senior organizations, radio interviews, one television commercial and finally married for sixty-five years, four children, seven grandchildren and thirteen great grand children. Charles is also a Navy veteran.