Senior Care in Riverside CT: Coping with a Sudden Hospitalization in Your Senior Care Journey


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Coping with a Sudden Hospitalization in Your Senior Care Journey

Senior Care in Riverside CT

Senior Care in Riverside CTHospitalization is something that you never want to experience in your senior care journey with your elderly parent. Unfortunately, if you are like most family caregivers there will come a point in your care experience when your loved one will experience an illness, injury, or need for a procedure or treatment that requires her to spend time in the hospital. While you would like if this situation is going to happen for you to have the time to prepare, sometimes emergencies do occur and your parent may end up in the hospital unexpectedly. Knowing how to handle this situation effectively can reduce the stress that you may experience at this time so that you can focus on helping your parent handle it.

Use these tips help you to cope with a sudden hospitalization in your senior care journey:

• Get familiar with the care staff. A sudden hospitalization can be overwhelming and it is important that you ground yourself as quickly as possible. This starts with getting familiar with the medical team who will help your parent throughout her hospitalization. Knowing who will be treating your parent lets you know who to talk to if you have questions or concerns. Making connections with these people also ensures that they know who you are and that you are who to talk to if there are problems, questions, or other issues that need to be handled

• Make her comfortable. In all of your worries about what your parent is going through, make sure that you are not overlooking her as an individual. Rather than just thinking about the condition that brought her to the hospital and the care she will need, think about her and what she is going through. If you are able to, contact a trusted friend or family member to gather comfort supplies for her from home. If this is not an option, wait until your parent is settled into the hospital and then go yourself. Bring back her own clothing and pajamas, socks, eyeglasses, toiletries, and entertainment such as books, puzzles, or even adult coloring books and colored pencils. These items will make her feel more comfortable and relaxed so that she can focus on her recovery.

• Make plans for after discharge. Depending on the reason that your parent has ended up in the hospital, there may be a need for major changes in her senior care when she is discharged. Be sure to take the time to evaluate these needs and come up with a plan. Talk to the doctor who has been treating her and find out what type of care that she may need. Determine whether she can safely and comfortably receive this type of care in her current living arrangement or if she may need to transition into living in your home with you. This is also the perfect time to hire a senior health care services provider to help your parent transition out of the hospital and into care at home.


If you or an aging loved one are considering senior care in Riverside CT or the surrounding areas, please contact SYNERGY HomeCare of Stamford, CT at 203-661-6969.

Caleena Namdev, Owner, SYNERGY HomeCare Stamford

Caleena Namdev is the President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. She is a graduate of University of Connecticut. Caleena has been working with seniors for a long time - whether it was her volunteer work with the IRS, or her role at the prestigious trust and estate law firm in Darien. Providing guidance to seniors and family members so they can get the help they need, is a passion for Caleena.

"Hi - I am Caleena Namdev, President and Owner of Synergy HomeCare in Stamford, Connecticut. Our entire staff at SYNERGY HomeCare wishes to extend you our warmest welcome. We know that searching for personalized, high quality care for your loved one is difficult. Your loved ones deserve the highest level of care and support. At SYNERGY HomeCare, we strive to exceed the high standards that you have set for their care. Please call my office at (203) 661-6969 and speak to a member of my CareTEAM™.

When you call us, you will be speaking with Stamford's most reliable, professionally managed, non-medical homecare agency - an agency, you can depend on for the care of your loved ones, whether you live around town, or thousands of miles away. You will also be speaking with an agency, where the owners are directly involved in ensuring that your loved ones get the highest level of care. We are SWCCA approved and are able to work directly with your long term insurance provider and worker's compensation insurance provider."

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