At the end of the day, how much have you done to improve the health and well-being of your life? While we certainly care about our loved ones, there’s only so much that can be done when a person is not willing to eat healthy, get exercise, and do other things that are considered good, healthy habits.
When a person has been hospitalized, they will likely be going through recovery.
Even though a person has been eating horribly for years, even though they may be a smoker for decades, even though they drink alcohol too much, it’s almost never too late to begin focusing on getting healthier. When a person has been hospitalized, it often changes perspective. It causes them to open their eyes and see what they have been doing to themselves.
If they are in the hospital and their doctor has expressed how important it is for them to get healthy, pay attention to their diet, and give up these bad habits, it is often not too late to have a direct impact on their life and future.
The first focus is on recovery.
The first thing doctors are focused on is helping this individual recover. While doctors and hospitals are under increased pressure from the federal government to reduce readmission rates, which means reducing the number of times people have to be readmitted within 30 days of discharge, they are focused on helping their patients understand the importance of exercise, eating healthier, and taking on new good habits to improve the chances of recovery.
What about people who don’t see the point?
There are plenty of people who may have heard a particular diagnosis or who have reached a certain age where they don’t see the point in changing their habits now. For example, somebody who is 85 may not see the point in trying to exercise for the first time in decades. After all, haven’t they reached the end of their life?
If a person is resigned to that mentality, there is little that people are going to be able to do to support them and encourage them to get exercise. However, in today’s day and age, with the health care and support available, people can live healthy, active lives through their 80s, 90s, and beyond.
It is certainly up to the individual, but when a person realizes they could become healthier and not have to rely on others for support if they just took on new habits, they can often realize that it truly is almost never too late to focus on recovery and getting healthy.
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Nancy Hmieleski, R.N., C., B.S, is the Director of Nursing and supervises the Certified Home Health Aides (CHHA) that work out of the Comfort Keepers Flemington office. Pat Corlett, RN, is the Case Manager.
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