As your loved ones age, it can become increasingly difficult to manage their needs in the way that they need. Taking care of your aging parents or other loved ones in their home is often ideal – it is a familiar environment that feels safe – but it can be impractical and, in some cases, unsafe.
What do you do when it becomes necessary to move a loved one out of their home? Most people’s response would be: nursing home. This can conjure up images of sterile, hospital-like buildings with an anti-septic smell.
However, it doesn’t have to be like that. There are short-term and long-term rehabilitation facilities that can accommodate people and their medical/lifestyle needs.
To choose the right facility for your loved one, you need to know what these facilities need to offer and how they will take care of them.
In order to properly take care of your love ones, a health care facility needs:
- Experienced health care and nursing staff
- Clean facilities and rooming options
- Amenities to maintain lifestyle
- Nutritious food and dining options
- Welcoming atmosphere
There’s one rehabilitation facility that meets all of these requirements and more: Hickory Heights Health & Rehab.
Hickory Heights is a rehabilitation facility that specializes in both short-term and long-term care. Located on Chenal Heights Drive in Little Rock, it offers an easy, accessible location for your loved one and provides close proximity to major hospitals and health care providers.
Health care is major priority at Hickory Heights. The facility employs a therapy team consisting of a physical therapist, occupational therapist and a speech pathologist. This team aims to rehabilitate patients by using the latest programs and techniques to improve patients’ lives.
The facility features four halls, which function as distinct neighborhoods for residents. Each hall has its own feel and each one features its own dining hall and kitchen. Delicious and nutritious food is available at all of the dining halls. In fact, family members are encouraged to drop by for a bit to eat. After eating at the dining halls, they might be coming back more often!
For those who enjoy the great outdoors, there are wonderful outdoor courtyards, which are completely secure. In addition, large patios look out onto the lush greenery surrounding Hickory Heights.
Inside, patients have the option for private or semi-private rooms with flat screen TVs and free wireless Internet. A reading library is provided for residents, so there’s never a lack of options around Hickory Heights.
Regular activities are always planned at Hickory Heights. Certified Activity Directors will help get your loved one up and moving with fun activities. There’s even a monthly event calendar so families can come by to participate with their loved one.
Moving a loved one out of their home can be a tough decision, Hickory Heights makes it a little easier. Come by to see why Hickory Heights is the gold standard for rehabilitation facilities.