Post-Surgical Senior Care
Trained caregivers provide post-surgical care & support at home.
Post-Surgical In-Home Senior Care and Support
Undergoing surgery of any kind can take a toll on the body and the recovery period can take days to months. Hiring post-surgical in-home care and support can reduce recovery time and help patients get back to their normal daily routines, as quickly as possible.
A successful recovery relies on ensuring the patient remains comfortable, safe, clean and as pain free, as possible. Our trained certified nursing assistants (CNAs), home health aides (HHAs) and companions are available 24/7/365 to help surgery patients during the most difficult days, weeks or months following their procedure.
We can help with day-to-day tasks including:
- Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) including personal care – bathing, dressing, toileting, grooming, transferring (getting in and out of bed or chair), eating, and continence of bladder and/or bowel
- Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADLs) including daily household chores – light housekeeping, laundry – including changing bed linens, meal preparation, shopping and transportation
For example, our trained caregivers can assist with the following:
- Mobility Assistance: Post-surgical patients may have mobility restrictions, such as the limited ability to walk or climb stairs. A professional caregiver will provide mobility assistance to help the patient move around the home safely, prevent falls and assist with prescribed exercises.
- Nutritional Support: A healthy diet is essential for post-surgical recovery, and the caregiver will ensure that the patient is consuming nutritious foods and staying hydrated.
- Social Support: The recovery period can be challenging for patients, and a professional caregiver will provide emotional and social support. Caregivers will offer companionship, assist in arranging social activities, and provide emotional support to alleviate feelings of loneliness, depression, and anxiety.
Preparation tips to ensure a smooth post-operative experience at home:
- Purchase a reacher-grabber tool to get a good grasp on items that may be out of reach
- Keep a water bottle with you at all times to ensure proper hydration
- Keep a small garbage bin near you for disposable items and/or for unexpected nausea
- Disposable bed pads to protect the bed or chair from bodily fluid leaks or incontinence issues
- Adult briefs or pads for incontinence
- A smart speaker to call for assistance
- A pillow to support your head or a wedge to support your back
- A small pillow to place between your legs to help keep the knees aligned on top of one another, which in turn keeps your hip and pelvic area aligned.