Children and younger adults tend to recover from surgery much faster than older adults. Older adults also typically suffer from more complications after surgery than those who are younger. However, patients of all ages may need assistance after surgery. Does your loved one feel exhausted and unable to care for themselves or their home after surgery? Home care after surgery will allow them to recover fully without having to worry about daily chores and other tasks.
The most common reason why seniors have a difficult time recovering after surgery is that of medical complications. Prescription painkillers can affect the senior’s mental clarity and they can forget to take medication or unknowingly double the dose of the medicine. Having a caregiver in the home to provide home care after surgery will allow a trained professional to monitor the senior’s doses and make sure that medication is taken properly when you are not there.
Activities of Daily Living
Depending on the type of surgery your loved one has had, he or she may have limited mobility or other impairment that makes it difficult for them to take care of their activities of daily living on their own. Cooking meals, bathing, and toileting may be difficult and nearly impossible the first days and weeks after surgery without assistance. Family members who cannot provide round the clock care for their loved one can hire a caregiver who will provide the assistance and care that is required after surgery.
Services Available For Post Surgery Home Care
It does not matter whether you are recovering from a surgery that was medically necessary or an elective surgery, an RN will assess your condition and create a customized care plan that will help you recover with non-medical home care while remaining in your home.
A wide range of services are available including:
- Light housekeeping
- Meal prep
- Prescription pickup
- Personal hygiene
More adults are realizing that being away from home after surgery is not the best way to recover. Home care after surgery helps individuals stay independent and avoid in-patient or short-term patient rehab. Pain is reduced and recovery is faster when your loved one is able to relax and focus only on their health.
Evergreen Private Care coordinates your care plan with your post-surgery needs. You can rest easy knowing that Evergreen will provide you with the support you need during this time. Contact a staff member for more information.