Hospital Hints for Caregivers and Their Elderly Parents
Going to the hospital is somewhat like traveling to another country – the sights are relatively unfamiliar and most of the people you encounter often speak a ‘foreign’ language. No matter what the reason for the trip – whether it’s just for a few tests, an overnight visit or an extended stay for medical treatment or major surgery – nearly everyone has concerns about entering the hospital. Learning more about hospitals and the people who work there may help make any senior’s hospital stay much less stressful. The following hints are meant for people whose senior parents plan to enter the hospital by choice rather than for those who go to the hospital because of an emergency. Relatives and friends of patients who are admitted to the hospital also may find this information useful.