Not Just Physical Rehabilitation
Whether you’re sending your loved one to a nursing home for rehab or respite, the question of lifestyle quality may be the first to arise. You may have confidence in the home’s medical care, but mental health is just as important to your loved one’s healing process. Physical safety shouldn’t need to come with a sacrifice; it shouldn’t mean saying goodbye to all of life’s freedom and fun. Luckily, at Hancock Hall in Danbury, Connecticut, we understand this with every inch of our (well) being.
Nursing homes are a home away from home: a community of people who belong together. Your loved one will have much more to do than to quietly watch TV in the corner of a common room. Instead, they will be actively encouraged to engage in the many classes, socials, and activities we have to offer. From music and parties to lectures and discussions, your loved one will be entertained cognitively, socially, physically, and emotionally. Bingo, bowling, barbecues, and even performances from local high schools and colleges will consistently brighten your loved one’s stay.
But we at Hancock Hall specifically believe bringing the fun is a part of not in addition to the rehabilitation process. Smiles and entertainment, to us, are therapeutic. In fact, our recreation department is staffed with certified recreation, music, and art therapists who tailor a specific recreational plan for each of our residents. We strategize your resident’s leisure so that they can sit back and smile.
New Experiences, Newfound Youth
Your loved one might have more fun in a nursing home than in their regular surroundings. Where else will they get committed professionals to design and adapt a recreational plan around their interests and passions? Not only are our residents encouraged to pursue their existing ideas of fun, but they are also exposed to different activities that they haven’t yet considered. New beginnings, beyond the strong possibility of meeting new friends, are what make nursing home care priceless.
Mental and Personal Development
Of course, nursing homes provide a community that your loved one may have been lacking at home. But a good nursing home, like Hancock Hall, isn’t just dedicated to the leisure of its residents; it’s also committed to their mental, emotional and spiritual development. In fact, our programs and activities are designed to enhance the personal rehabilitation programs of each of our residents. Our art therapy, for instance, promotes creative expression for our residents struggling with speech and language. In general, our activities stimulate cognitive ability, reduce anxiety, and improve motor skills.
Nursing homes are a constant carousel of stimulating options and engaging activities. For many loved ones, they provide a change of scenery that they didn’t know they needed. If you are a caregiver considering a rehabilitation center like Hancock Hall, understand that this is an opportunity for your loved one to not only heal but also grow in the process. And growth, whether through music, movement and laughter, is life-changing.