Short-term senior rehabilitation therapy services are available for families, individuals, and caregivers. These services include various forms of physical, social, and occupational therapies. The goal of these rehabilitative therapies is to help seniors improve their ability to function independently in everyday activities. Rehabilitative therapies often incorporate lifestyle modifications such as diet and mobility adaptations.
At Buckner Retirement Services, we are proud to provide senior rehabilitation therapy to seniors in Texas, including those living in our active senior living communities. To learn more about our care options, please contact us today at 214.227.7182.
What Is Short-Term Senior Rehabilitation?
Short-term rehabilitation therapy is vital for seniors who are looking to get back on their feet after an injury or illness. This type of rehab may include physical, occupational, or speech rehabilitation therapies depending on the individual needs of the senior who needs it.
The short-term rehabilitation therapists at Buckner work with seniors in safe environments to help decrease pain and improve mobility. Our short-term rehab programs offer different types of therapies, which can be completed in an outpatient setting if necessary. An initial assessment will help determine if you or a loved one will benefit more from outpatient or in-office rehab visits. This allows your loved one to receive the help they need while still staying close to home.
Seniors who may benefit from short-term rehab include those recovering from:
- Musculoskeletal injuries and conditions
- Pneumonia and respiratory infections
- Heart attacks and strokes
- Car accidents
- Traumatic brain injuries
In many cases, these problems can drastically affect your loved one’s quality of life without treatment. Our outpatient senior rehab therapy in our active Texas communities can help them feel more normal as they heal.
Short-Term Rehab vs. Long-Term Care
Short-term rehabilitation therapy is often confused with long-term care, which generally involves more intensive assistance for seniors unable to manage their daily activities independently. Long-term care requires a much greater time commitment and usually involves specialized medical equipment or staff.
At Buckner Retirement Services, our short-term rehab is designed to help seniors regain independence and manage their own activities, while our long-term care options provide medical support for seniors who are not able to do so.
The Benefits of Short-Term Rehabilitation for Seniors
The term “rehab” may bring up imagery of hospitals or medical facilities. However, short-term rehabilitation therapy services are done in the comfort of your home or in a safe and friendly environment for your elderly loved one to get help.
Here are some benefits of short-term rehab:
- Family members may not have to travel far from home
- Hospitalization is typically unnecessary
- Strengthening exercises can be completed in a short amount of time
- Therapy may improve quality of life
Whether they’re recovering from a car accident or they recently had surgery, rehab therapy is essential for seniors who want to live independently. In the midst of an illness or injury, it’s difficult to know what will happen next. At Buckner’s short-term rehab centers in our Texas communities, your loved one can begin the path to healing with surety and resolve.
Short-Term Rehab Therapy at Buckner Retirement Services
You can trust Buckner Retirement Services for short-term senior rehabilitation therapy. Our services are handled by trained professional therapists who are dedicated to helping seniors get back on their feet faster.
While you may not want this to be the case, sometimes short-term rehabilitation is only a precursor to the need for more extensive services. Fortunately, at Buckner Retirement Services, we can provide the care your loved one needs, regardless of the level of care they need.
Our full continuum of care includes:
Let us help you or your loved one get the care and support they need to recover fully. Please contact us today at 214.227.7182 for information about our short-term rehabilitation services in Texas. We have communities in Austin, Beaumont, Dallas, Houston, Longview, and San Angelo that can offer short- or long-term experiences for your loved one.