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Choosing Between Short-Term Rehabilitation and In-Home Care

3 colorful doors to choose from

The decision to recover at home or in a short-term rehab facility is often made during the discharge planning process at the hospital after an illness, injury or surgery; and with input from members of the hospital’s case management and/or social services team.

As a senior who might need a period of recovery sometime in the future, you should understand the benefits of short-term rehab over in-home care.

What Services Are Included in Short-Term Stays and Respite Care?

Physical therapist working with a senior man rehabilitating his knee

At Saunders House, we provide short-term rehabilitation and respite care for some older adults, but in fact, it’s estimated that 56% of seniors will need a senior living short-term stay at some point in their lives.

The Dining Experience at Saunders House

close up of a table filled with delicious looking food

Good food is one of life’s great pleasures.

According to the National Council on Aging, nutritional needs for seniors change over time. This means that dining options in senior living must be flexible enough to change with them. By coming to a deeper understanding of seniors’ needs, communities everywhere are serving healthier meals that appeal to the senior palate.   

Evaluating Dementia Warning Signs During The Holidays

Close-up of seniors holding hands in front of a decorated Christmas tree

The holidays are here! For many families, this holiday season will be the first they’ve celebrated together in two years. Spending time with aging parents or loved ones? It’s the perfect opportunity to get a picture of their health and well-being – and identify any dementia warning signs.

It’s Okay To Need a Break from Caregiving Duties

Senior woman drinking tea with her caregiver

Family caregivers offer loved ones a helping hand whenever support is needed. They spend their days selflessly serving, all while asking for nothing in return. However, if they begin to deal with caregiver burnout, it may be time to care for themselves.

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