What you can do for your relative
- Come visit and provide emotional support.
- Motivate your relative to follow the provided therapies and treatments.
- Motivate your relative to do the prescribed exercises.
- You can treat your relative with something nice or fun, come visit to play a game for instance.
What the recovery or rehabilitation centre takes care of
The recovery or rehabilitation makes sure your relative receives the right therapy to recover as well as possible. This could be done by a physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or another specialist. Depending on the problem they will create a schedule, to ensure a good balance between rest and exercise.
Because your relative likely receives care from multiple therapists, they meet to evaluate your relative’s progress in all aspects. The results of these meetings will be shared with your relative, and if necessary with you too. You will read more about this on the next page.