Making the Transition

How to Transition Effectively to Short-Term Rehabilitation

Suffering a traumatic injury or illness that leaves you hospitalized is a scary experience. Most likely, you just want to go home and return to your normal life, but your doctor recommends short-term rehabilitation instead. While it can be frustrating to have to live in a strange place, the more you can accept and embrace short-term rehabilitation, the better results you are likely to have, and the faster you can get back home.

Understand that It’s Not Forever

Any type of move to a new place is stressful even when it is planned. Settling into a short-term rehab facility is extra difficult, because you are still on the mend. However, the best thing to do is to accept the purpose of short-term rehab. This is a comfortable, supportive place filled with nurses, therapists, dieticians, and other specialists who are all dedicated to helping you heal and regain your independence.

By working hard, following the instructions and advice of your care team, and keeping a positive mindset, you will recuperate faster!

Your Home Away from Home

Hopefully, your short-term rehab facility is just a small pit stop in your life, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be your “home away from home” while you are here. At Bridge Care Suites, we encourage our residents to bring their favorite small knick-knacks from home and invite friends and family members to visit when the resident is not in physical therapy. By keeping your support network strong around you, you can make the transition into a short-term rehab facility much easier.

The Transition to Home

Our proudest moments at Bridge Care Suites come when we help our residents transition back into their homes. Many of our residents will face new challenges as they return home, and it may be difficult or impossible to go back to old routines. Our team can help you transition back to home safely. That may mean adding ramps and grab bars to your home or simply adjusting your old routine to give you more time to complete tasks that were once effortless but now take more effort and focus.

At Bridge Care Suites, we want to make your transition into our facility and then back into your home as easy and stress-free as possible. Give us a call today to see if our facility could be your “home away from home” as you heal.