Undergoing surgery of any kind requires a recovery period that includes rest and a routine that helps the patient return to normal activity as soon as possible.
Most patients need help in the days following surgery, and at least some ongoing assistance until they are fully recovered to resume their normal daily routines.
There are many details to manage after surgery, like making sure that the patient is comfortable, surgical dressings are fresh and medications were taken and that immediate needs are taken care of. Depending on doctors' orders and the type of surgery, the patient may be encouraged to get up and move around on a schedule so the body’s normal functions are maintained.
A Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or a Home Health Aide (HHA) can help ease the transition from surgery to recovery. Whether assistance is required 24/7 or for just a few hours a day, our caregivers can make sure your loved one is comfortable, safe, and at ease. Regular day-to-day support after surgery is a key element in reducing recovery time. Providing strong post-surgery support is one of the best ways to assure a faster and healthier recovery.
Home Care After an Operation
If you’ve just had an operation, you'll begin to feel tired after your surgery. You may experience pain and feel fatigued. This is your body trying to heal itself and asking you to rest so it can put energy into recovery. When you come home from the hospital, it’s important that you and your family realize that you will need extra help for a period of time.
If you’re part of a busy family, a senior or a person living alone, it can be hard for family members or friends to find the time to give you the care you need to make a full and healthy recovery. What time they do have, they may want to spend with you, not distracted with running errands or doing chores. A trained, experienced home caregiver can fill this gap and help you and your family cope by providing extra support following your surgery.
Home Recovery Care Help from CareOne
The professional caregivers from CareOne Senior Care can help surgery patients during the crucial days, weeks or months following their operation. Our caregivers provide assistance with day-to-day needs and can help with many tasks such as:
- Bathing, Grooming and Dental Hygiene
- Toileting Assistance
- Turning and Positioning
- Dressing and Getting In and Out of Bed
- Bedding Changes
- Medication Reminders
- Movement and Rehabilitation Exercises
- Meal Preparation, Including Special Diets and Nutrition
- Assistance with Eating And Drinking
- Laundry and Light Housework
- Shopping and Other Errands
- Transportation To/From Appointments
- Pet Care
After surgery, highly skilled caregivers from CareOne Senior Care can spend time with you or your family member. They can assist with daily needs and help assure a speedy recovery. Caregivers are available now and can be scheduled on a flexible basis. Please call or contact us today for more information.
Contact us today to schedule a free in-home assessment and learn more about how we can help you or your loved one maintain their independence at home.