Holiday Cheer in Post-Acute Care Communities

Its November and the holiday season is fast approaching. Many of our residents live at South Coast Post Acute throughout the holidays and if a patient is in for rehabilitation during November and December, chances are they will be here throughout a holiday or two. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in our time providing post acute care, it’s how to enrich the lives of seniors in simple and meaningful ways.

Let’s face it, when you show up at a post-acute care community it can feel like everything is about the rehabilitation process. “How soon can I get out of here and back on my feet.” While that is a healthy mindset, it is also important to take a break from the rehabilitation and smell roses.

At South Coast Post Acute, whether it is the holiday season or not, we carve time out of our therapy sessions to ensure that some fun can be shared. We have several events every month structured around providing some joy in our patients’ lives.

The average stay at South Coast Post Acute is 20 days. This isn’t a ton of time for people to feel connected to their Post-Acute community but we find that the occasional breaks between physical, occupational, or other various therapies can do some real good for our patients.

When deciding on a Post-Acute care community be sure to gauge whether or not there is room for relaxation and entertainment. We find that this is vital to the moral and energy of our patients. At the end of the day, our patients’ well being is our top priority.

 

Real People. Remarkable Care. South Coast Post Acute.  

By |2017-11-08T10:43:17+00:00October 25th, 2017|Healthy Living|Comments Off on Holiday Cheer in Post-Acute Care Communities