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April 5, 2023

The Benefits of Short-Term Rehabilitation at Sunset

As people age, it is not uncommon for them to experience physical and cognitive changes that make it difficult to perform daily tasks or maintain their independence. For seniors who require care in a nursing home setting, short-term rehabilitation can provide them with the support and resources they need to regain strength and maintain their quality of life.

In this blog, we will explore the benefits of short-term rehabilitation at Sunset Senior Living and the ways in which it can improve seniors’ physical, cognitive, and emotional well-being.

Enhanced physical function

Seniors who are recovering from an injury, illness, or surgery may require physical therapy to regain strength and mobility.

Short-term rehabilitation at Sunset can provide them with one-on-one support from a physical therapist who can help develop a personalized plan of care to meet their specific needs. Depending on the individual’s condition and goals, physical therapy may include exercises to improve strength and balance, gait training, and activities to improve range of motion.

Improved cognitive function

For seniors who have experienced a stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other neurological conditions, short-term rehabilitation can provide resources to improve cognitive function.

An occupational therapist can work with the senior to develop strategies to improve memory, attention, and problem-solving skills. This might include memory exercises, puzzles, and other cognitive activities that can help seniors regain cognitive function and maintain independence.

Re-hospitalization Prevention

Short-term rehabilitation at Sunset can provide seniors with the resources they need to recover from an injury or illness and prevent re-hospitalization. By providing one-on-one support and personalized care, seniors can receive the attention they need to fully recover and reduce the likelihood of costly and disruptive hospital stays.

Enhanced quality of life

Short-term rehabilitation at Sunset can also provide seniors with a sense of purpose and fulfillment. Through participation in therapeutic activities and social interactions with staff and other residents, seniors can maintain their sense of self-worth and maintain social connections. This can have a positive impact on their emotional well-being and overall quality of life.

Caregiver Support

For family members or caregivers who are caring for a senior, short-term rehabilitation at Sunset can provide a much-needed break from the demands of caregiving. This can give caregivers an opportunity to rest and recharge, while also feeling confident that their loved one is receiving the care and support they need to recover.


Short-term rehabilitation can provide seniors with the resources they need to regain strength, cognitive function, and help keep them from the frequent hospital stays that become common as the requirements of daily life become farther out of reach for seniors as their physical and mental strength declines. Sunset Senior Living is dedicated to the improved quality of life for our rehabilitation patients and helping them reach their goals for their day-to-day life.

Contact us with any questions you may have about short term rehabilitation at Sunset Senior Living, or to start the process of getting your loved one the care they need to remain independent.