The Transitional Stay-To-Home program has been launched by a Rae-Ann skilled nursing facilities in Ohio, with the aim of helping seniors recover after illness or injury, according to The Sun News.
After their initial recuperation, seniors are also offered the chance to move to The Belvedere, an assisted living facility in Westlake.
During their stay, a senior goes through extensive rehabilitation therapy and tests that determine if they can live on their own. Nurses are on call 24 hours a day and there are daily medication and safety checks.
Blanche Darus, 86, went through took part in the program so that she could eventually move back to her condo.
"My mother was safe, yet independent," Linda Clark, Darus' daughter, told the news source. "She never felt like the staff was hovering over her, but at the same time she didn’t feel ignored. And I didn't have to worry that I couldn't get to her."
The Times Herald reports that another alternative for older adults who want to remain independent but are in need of some medical assistance is an independent living facility. The services offered by these communities can be adjusted to an individual's requirements, from meal preparation to transportation.