Recently, both of my parents managed to end up in the hospital… flu and a broken bone. After a few days in the hospital they moved to a “rehab facility” to speed up their recovery before returning to their home. Luckily, both are making good progress and they should be able to return home soon.
Both of my parents (and myself) are most appreciative of the help and support they are receiving during this ordeal:
- wonderful support from my sister and from all of their friends
- expert care and assistance from staff at the hospital and the rehab facility
It takes a lot of attention and care to get someone back on their feet – this is probably even more the case if people are in their 80s and 90s, as my parents are.
While in the rehab facility, my parents are fortunate enough to be staying in the same room, which reduces some of the “discomfort’ that comes with being away from your home and your day to day routine.
Let’s face it, it’s hard for anyone to be away from home and even more so if it’s unexpected! [Read more…]