Nursing care covers everything from dressing and cleaning open wounds and ulcers, to IV or oxygen therapy. Post-operative care, sub-acute care, palliative care, hospice care, hypertension care, and pneumonia treatment are typical services. Also, a key aspect, and central focus of nursing care is pain management.
Rehab therapies are among the best ways to combat loss of independence. Physical therapy not only helps with pain management, it builds up muscle and bone strength. Aerobic and other exercises release endomorphins (natural opioid neurotransmitters) and improve mood and mental health. Other common therapies are speech, occupational therapy as well as recreational therapy.
One of the most frustrating things with loss of independence is not being able to clean yourself properly. That’s where nursing homes have an advantage in that they have care systems in place to ensure personal hygiene. Nursing homes are used to sensitively helping people with intimate personal care issues.
Most patients come to nursing homes for healing and rehabilitation and theraupetic recreation is very important for healing. Keeping the spirits up and getting residents involved in social activities is key to overall well-being. Activities might include yoga, fun activities such as the celebration of a national holiday, board games, quizzes, or musical events. Doing such activities stimulates conversation, is fun, and boosts morale.
Haym Salomon Home for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Brooklyn NY provides efficient, professional medical care in a supportive, compassionate, and friendly environment. We offer holistic, loving care and encourage a positive outlook among residents. Our overall aim is to promote independent, quality living to the greatest extent possible to combat any loss of independence.