Supporting Your Client After a Hospitalization
Be their support system
Clients can feel frustrated or isolated after a hospital stay. Help them gradually return to their routine. Encourage them to:
- Move a little every day. If they have an exercise regime prescribed by a doctor, motivate them to stick with it.
- Ease back into their routine. Slowly, start getting their sleep schedule, meals, etc. back to where they were.
- Keep their mind active. Use puzzles, games, hobbies, books, etc. to keep their mind sharp.
- Follow the new plan. Support your client in incorporating the discharge instructions into their daily schedule.