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Staying Positive with a Hospital to Home Program

Posted by CaraVita Staff on December 15 2018

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It can be challenging to stay positive when your loved one is dealing with medical issues. CaraVita Home Care wants to share ways to remain positive when a loved one is going through a hospital to home program.

Teach Self-Love

One way to help your loved one stay positive is to teach them to practice self-love! It can be easy to just relax in front of the TV when you are recovering from an injury, but when practicing self-love it is important to unplug from digital screens and try to focus on a little self-pampering. Perhaps a foot massage, a manicure, or even a bubble bath. Another way your older loved one can express self-love is by writing down positive acknowledgments or repeating positive affirmations to themselves in front of a mirror.

Be Sincere

For anyone experiencing the transition from a hospital to home program, it can be overwhelming and, in some cases, even life-changing. The best way to support a loved through positivity is to remain sincere about their current situation. For some individuals, it can be challenging to be empathetic but being sympathetic is a great start.  Understanding your loved one’s needs and personal boundaries will help keep the situation peaceful and as pleasant as possible.

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Be Patient

If your loved one is learning how to deal with a new caregiving situation, it can take time to adjust to the care program at home after being in a hospital setting. Taking the time to be patient with your loved one and truly understand how they are feeling will make a huge difference in your approach and how they react.

Be Forgiving

Caregivers in a hospital to home program know firsthand how recovery may fluctuate. When a loved one is in recovery, it may take time. Throughout this process, your loved one needs to remember to forgive and be patient with themselves. As the one caring for someone else in recovery, it is important for you to be forgiving as well. If your loved one is having a rough time with the transition, you may experience unusual behavior, such as frustration or anger that may be taken out on you. By practicing forgiveness, you can remind yourself that your loved one is dealing with an intense situation and they most likely do not mean their adverse actions.

Practicing self-love is the first step towards keeping your loved one happy and confident with a hospital to home program. It is also essential for everyone involved to be sincere, patient and forgiving. Try to remember that displaying and teaching these traits may not happen overnight.

If you are dealing with a loved one in the hospital - there are support groups available. If you would like help caring for someone at home, contact one of our care experts today or take our online care assessment to learn what type of care is best for your situation.

 

Topics: In-Home Care, Hospital to Home