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Benefits of Short-Term Rehabilitation for Seniors

A health care professional checks in on a senior woman in short term rehabilitation

It’s not uncommon for your doctor to recommend short-term rehabilitation after a planned surgery or unexpected injury. Immediately following a procedure is typically the ideal time to enter rehab. By listening to your physician, you can follow their recommendations for a speedy and productive recovery. 

Depending on where you live, you have various options for short-term rehabilitation for the elderly

  • Stand-alone rehab centers
  • Rehab departments within hospitals
  • Senior living communities with dedicated rehabilitation areas (sometimes called “neighborhoods”)

What Is Short-Term Rehabilitation? 

Short-term rehabilitation for the elderly provides 24/7 medical and therapeutic services to older adults following an injury, accident, or illness. These services are intended for temporary use, and most individuals experience recovery within weeks or a couple of months. 

What Are the Benefits of a Short-Term Rehab Center Within a Senior Living Community?

Short-term rehabilitation for the elderly can provide numerous benefits in various circumstances. Senior living communities tailor short-term rehab to your needs, offering physical, occupational and speech therapies. Some of the other beneficial reasons to consider short-term rehab within a full-service senior living community include:

  • Warm, caring environment – Throughout your recovery, you depend on the support of the individuals around you. At Signature Pointe, you’ll feel right at home with our friendly, highly trained senior rehabilitation specialists. Individuals often prefer the atmosphere of a senior living community over a hospital rehab environment. 
  • Help is always available – If you choose to go immediately home after a surgery or accident, you may rely on family and friends to provide the support you need. Since your family can’t always offer 24/7 care, you might not get the immediate attention you need. At Signature Pointe, licensed caregivers are on-site day and night, so someone is always available to help. 
  • On-site therapy – Since senior rehabilitation facilities provide on-site care, short-term residents always have access to the care they need. Signature Pointe offers highly qualified therapists, nurses, physicians and more to help guide your recovery journey. Having access to physical, occupational and speech therapies can speed up recovery and ensure the quickest path to healing.
  • Organized activities – Signature Pointe is a full-service senior living community that offers numerous inviting amenities, convenient services and interesting activities for all to enjoy. While you may be only a short-term guest, you’re welcome to take advantage of the many opportunities around you. So while you’re doing the hard work of rehabilitation, you can also expect chef-prepared meals and good times at social events. 
  • Make recovery a priority – Short-term rehabilitation for the elderly is uniquely designed to help make your recovery the sole priority. Signature Pointe makes it easy to focus on healing and to get back on your feet faster by eliminating household responsibilities and maintenance. 

Short-term rehabilitation for the elderly has many advantages, and if you’ve been planning to explore your options, speak with your doctor and come up with a plan that helps you get back on your feet as quickly as possible. 

Recover Faster with Senior Rehabilitation at Signature Pointe

Get back to the life you love faster with comprehensive senior rehabilitative care and occupational therapy at Signature Pointe, where optimal recovery from an injury, illness or surgery is the goal of our short-term transitional care center.

We partner with some of the largest health systems in Dallas to ensure you get the highest level of care. You’re invited to schedule a personal visit to explore the aspects of our short-term rehab center that are most important to your recovery journey.