Facility Support for Disabled or Ill Family Members

HighlandRisk

Facility Support for Disabled or Ill Family Members

Caring for a loved one or family member during health transitions can be a challenge, as your home may not be equipped with space, maneuverability, and tools needed to care for the different needs presented by short or long-term illness or disability. Your family member might benefit from a stay in an intermediate care facility, as these are residency programs that can provide licensed and clinical support for resident health concerns.

With an intermediate care location, the goal is often to remove the stigma and appearance of hospital assistance or care that is micro-managed. These facilities tend to have a more relaxed approach as far as social communication, but the work and effort to improve the patient’s quality of life are the same. As the team at HighlandRisk understands, the plan of care is drawn up in accordance with the physician, the staff at the center, the patient, and the family. Those who are residents can get assistance for things like dressing, bathing, daily hygiene, moving around the facility, doing laundry, and transportation to different appointments. The staff becomes partners helping the clients make it through their routine as normally as possible. The different centers will have a different look and feel depending on the state regulations in the area. Size and location can impact the number of services that can be offered, although many centers employ social workers, occupational therapists, dietitians, and physical therapists.