At CaraVita Home Care, we understand that transitioning home after a hospital stay can be challenging. If you’re a senior making the transition from hospital to home, some changes may be necessary. CaraVita Home Care wants to help you with this transition so you can maintain your independence and create a sustainable and healthy lifestyle.
To ensure safety, CaraVita Home Care recommends that you speak with your physician before making any changes to your diet or exercise routine, especially after a stay in the hospital.
Physical Activity & Exercise
If you’re transitioning from hospital to home, you'll likely have to adjust to the home setting once again and get back into your regular routine. Exercise is probably not on the top of your mind, but it certainly should be. Senior health care is all about how you treat your body and exercise is one of the many changes that you can make if you’re trying to reclaim your independence. The best part about this is the fact that you don’t have to push yourself too hard. Intense exercise is not necessary for senior health care, nor is it recommended by the National Institute on Aging, which provides an in-depth guide to safe exercise.
Exercise and physical activity is essential no matter what stage of life you’re in. It may not always be the most desirable task, but it is a worthwhile one. Exercise helps prevent growing pains; it enables you to maintain flexibility and vitality, which is essential when recovering from a hospital stay.
Exercise is a crucial component in maintaining health, but so is your diet! Shifting your diet around can have beneficial effects on your health. Adding or removing certain foods can lead to reducing your risk for many common diseases or conditions. With a proper diet, you can significantly reduce the risk of conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, and even Alzheimer’s disease.
Changing your diet may sound restricting, but it doesn’t have to be. We have a few tips that may help you through this part of this journey. CaraVita Home Care has a variety of tips on our blog page that can help you improve your health!
Professional Care at Home
The transition from hospital to home is not always a comfortable journey. If you are still wanting to maintain independence and trying to avoid moving out of your home, in-home care is the best option. In-home senior health care services provide you a professional touch with the luxury of still living at home. You may have created hundreds of memories in your home, but as you climb in age, you may need more assistance than you previously did; this is the beauty of in-home care.
In-home and transitional care services, like the ones offered at CaraVita Home Care, allow you to stay at home and receive professional care. Transitioning from hospital to home isn’t an easy change, and we understand that fully and are here to help. If you’re interested in learning more, you can request a free evaluation from us to see if our services could benefit you!