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.
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