The Benefits Of Choosing A Short Term Rehabilitation Vs. Trying To Rehabilitate At Home


When you need short term care because of an illness or injury, you might consider trying to receive services at home. While there are a number of benefits to remaining at home while you recuperate, there are also a number of benefits to choosing a short term rehab facility, such as Valley View Retirement Community, in order to get the services you need. If you live alone and you are nervous about your recovery, staying in a facility will ensure that you have help any time that you need it. If you have some mobility and simply need physical therapy at home, you may be able to recuperate in your own home.

You Have Help When You Need It

Recuperating can be a long process, and you may find there are times that you need help and you don't have it if you are at home alone. When you are concerned that you'll need help throughout the day and night, a short term rehabilitation facility is a better decision.

All the Services You Need Are in One Place

You may need wound care, physical therapy, assistance taking a shower, and occupational therapy. While you can schedule most of these services at your home, it's easier to have everything in one place in a facility. You won't have to worry about scheduling and can instead have providers come and get you in your room to receive treatment.

It's Easier for Visitors

Sometimes visitors are more hesitant to come and see you at your home, and it's easier to stop by a rehabilitation facility for a visit. While you may want people to come and see you while you are recovering, it can be stressful to try and entertain guests while in your own home.

There Are Others Around to Talk to

The recovery process can be boring and isolating. If you are generally active but not currently able to leave your home, you may start to feel socially isolated. At a facility, you'll have other people around all of the time that you can talk to. While you may not know people at the facility, you may meet people who end up becoming life long friends. 

When you are considering whether to choose a rehab facility or to recover at home, think about the kind of help you'll have if you are home alone. If you don't have a ton of collateral support, you may feel safer in a facility that has help around the clock.


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Making Changes With Vision Therapy

When my daughter began having academic problems in school and acting out, I knew that something wasn’t right. Her teachers wanted me to put her on ADD medications, but I didn’t think that that was the right course for us. I had serious doubts that ADD was what was causing her problems. I took her to several different specialists before discovering that her issues in school were actually do to a visual processing problem. The doctor recommended vision therapy, not medication, to help correct the problem and get her back on track. The exercises are really starting to pay off, and she’s showing great improvement.