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  • HMC Staff Writer

Treating You Like Family

When Your Loved One Needs Specialized Care

The summer months are full of opportunities for family time. Maybe in the past few months, while celebrating Mother's Day or Father's Day, you noticed that your parent was moving a little slower, was more forgetful, or just needed more help. Suppose your parent is over the age of 65. In that case, the likelihood that they will need long-term care, rehabilitation services, or skilled nursing is approximately 63%.[1] Not surprisingly, 80% of long-term care is provided by an unpaid caregiver, such as a family member. [2] But what do you do when your older loved one just had surgery, a stroke, or a fall?

What Is a Health and Rehabilitation Center?

Rehabilitation care in a skilled nursing facility refers to the specialized services provided to individuals who require intensive therapy and support after a hospital stay, surgery, or an acute illness. This is the kind of care a friend or family member can only provide if they are a trained professional, and even then, being at home is only sometimes the best option. Skilled nursing facilities offer comprehensive rehabilitation programs, such as physical and occupational therapy, wound care, cardiac recovery, and more, to help patients regain their functional abilities and independence.

How Do I Choose Which Facility to Take Care of My Older Loved One?

There are many factors to consider before choosing a nursing facility for your loved one, such as location, cost, quality of care, and services. Thankfully, deciding which nursing facility is best for your loved one should be simple if they live in the greater Hardin County region. HMC Health and Rehabilitation Center is committed to providing superior long- and short-term care; plus, it's located under the same roof as Hardin Medical Center, which means an emergency room is just steps away. Also on the campus of Hardin Medical Center is an award-winning wound care center, a cardiologist, an orthopedist, and the regionally acclaimed Darryl Worley Cancer Center, all prepared to care for your loved one.

The professional staff at HMC Health and Rehabilitation Center focuses on providing excellent care while creating a family-like atmosphere. This team of healthcare professionals may include physicians, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, social workers, dietitians, and others, depending on the needs of the individual. Every nursing home resident receives a thorough assessment to create an individualized care plan for specific goals and challenges to help residents regain strength, mobility, and independence and return to activities of daily living and doing the things they enjoy most.

Caring Environment So You Can Focus on Getting Better

The HMC Health and Rehabilitation Center offers all the amenities a resident might need during their stay.

  • On-site 24/7 emergency medical care is steps away and under the same roof.

  • There are enrichment activities, such as bingo, music, arts and crafts, and field trips, to name a few.

  • A patio, a courtyard, and an outdoor recreation area are perfect locations for residents to enjoy gardening and bird-watching

  • The dedicated rehabilitation team consists of physical, occupational, and speech therapists.

  • A home-like environment with excellent housekeeping staff, maintenance, and a cafeteria with delicious menus prepared by experienced dieticians. This is better than home!

  • Pain and medication management with licensed nurses overseeing medication administration and management to ensure residents receive their prescribed medications on time.

  • The beauty salon/barber shop offers haircare services, and manicures and pedicures are available upon request.

  • Counseling, emotional, and social support is available on-site from social workers and other professionals who help residents and their families with emotions, provide counseling, and assist with care transitions and discharge planning.

  • The resident's progress is monitored throughout the rehabilitation process via regular reassessments, then adjusted so therapy interventions remain effective and aligned with the individual's changing needs.

Getting Back to Life

The duration of rehabilitation can vary based on individual needs and progress, ranging from a few weeks to several months, depending on the complexity of the condition and the desired goals. Thankfully, as a resident of the HMC Health and Rehabilitation Center, residents can focus on getting better in a caring atmosphere.

When you are here, you are family.

[1] Rogers S, H Komisar. Who needs long-term care? Fact Sheet, Long-Term Care Financing Project. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003.

[1] Center for American Progress. Long-term Care by the Numbers. February 11, 2008. Available at:


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