Do you need in home post operative support or after surgery home care?
Abby Services has caregivers available to help post-op patients recover safely and quickly at home. When receiving after surgery home care you will be back on your feet in no time. Don’t go home alone, if you need help call Abby Services today at 239-590-0861.
Abby Services has in-home caregivers available to help with post operative care and after surgery home care.
After undergoing surgery, proper after surgery home care and post-operative support play a vital role in ensuring a smooth recovery and minimizing complications. The transition from a hospital or surgical center to the comfort of home requires attention to specific measures that promote healing and well-being. Here are some key considerations for after-surgery home care and post-operative support.
- It is crucial to follow the surgeon’s instructions regarding wound care. This typically involves keeping the incision area clean and dry, changing dressings as directed, and avoiding any strenuous activities that could strain the incision site. Adhering to prescribed medications, such as painkillers or antibiotics, is equally important for managing pain and preventing infections. A private caregiver can provide the necessary reminders and support to help patients adhere to post-operative physician instructions and recommendations.
- Maintaining a healthy lifestyle can aid in the healing process. This includes consuming a balanced diet rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals, which can boost the immune system and promote tissue repair. Staying hydrated is also crucial for adequate recovery. Your private caregiver can assist with meal preperation to help support your recovery. A caregiver’s support can also limit the chances of injury while recovering.
- After surgery home care often involves assistance from family members, friends, or professional caregivers. These individuals can help with daily activities such as bathing, dressing, meal preparation, and household chores. Emotional support is equally valuable, as recovering from surgery can be physically and mentally demanding. Encouragement, patience, and understanding from loved ones can make a significant difference in the patient’s well-being.
- Regular follow-up appointments with the surgeon are essential to monitor the healing progress and address any concerns. It is important to report any unusual symptoms or complications promptly to ensure timely intervention. Your private caregiver can accompany you to appointments and assist with mobility and communication.
- In some cases, rehabilitation or physical therapy may be recommended to regain strength, mobility, and function. Following the prescribed exercises and attending therapy sessions diligently can aid in a faster recovery and minimize the risk of long-term complications. While your caregiver cannot prescribe exercises they can remind, encourage, prompt, and reinforce a proper exercise and therapy routine to help you speed along your recovery.
After surgery home care and post-operative support are critical components of the recovery process. By adhering to medical instructions, maintaining a healthy lifestyle, and receiving adequate assistance and emotional support, patients can increase their chances of a successful recovery and return to their normal activities as soon as possible.
After a procedure, many physicians require their post op patient have a caregiver available to assist them at home.
Physicians require after surgery home care to help ensure the safety of their patients and be sure they receive the level of post-operative care they require.
Once discharged from the hospital or a surgical facility, the risk for falls and mismanaged medication can significantly increase. Often post-operative patients are unaware of how much support they will need.
Due to anesthesia, pain, or other factors, post-operative patients may not be able to independently care for themselves at home. Therefore, patients and their families should begin their post-operative planning well in advance.
With a private in-home caregiver from Abby Services, you can help to ensure your safety and comfort.
The post-operative caregiver we refer to you can perform a range of services to help you through the critical first hours, days, and weeks after surgery. This allows you to get the after surgery home care, rest and proper support that you need to make a full recovery while avoiding avoidable complications and setbacks.
Your in home post operative caregiver can assist with:
Post operative discharge Instructions are important.
When receiving post-operative after surgery home care, we recommend a patient share with their caregiver a physician’s discharge orders. These orders often contain important information on what a postoperative patient can and can’t do as well as areas to monitor.
It is important to note that your caregiver referred through Abby Services is a CNA or HHA and can only assist with things within their training and licensure.
Developing a post surgical care plan to guide your after surgery home care.
The caregivers referred by Abby Services can assist with many things. As with all of our clients, you are the boss. You direct the care you want, when you want it, and how often you want it.
Together with the input of our nurse Scott Strachan RN, and the information included in your physician’s discharge instructions, you can develop a personalized care plan that delivers safety, stability, support, and quality of life.
Developing a client-directed care plan with clear client expectations and guidelines allows your in-home care provider to receive direction from the individual who knows the patient best, you.
If you have any questions just call and we are happy to help you consider the best plan to get you back to normal.
Post-Operative support and care can come in many forms.
There are many post-operative resources you may be utilizing. A private in-home caregiver can work together to actively assist in PT, OT, and speech therapies by reinforcing and aiding in prescribed activities. It is important to know the roles and responsibilities of each discipline
- PT (Physical Therapy): helps reduce pain and improve movement.
- OT (Occupational Therapy): help regain independence with daily activities
- Speech & Language Therapy: help with communication, swallowing, and eating.
- Private Caregiver: help with recovery and to help remain independent.
No matter what your post operative care plans are we can help get you back on your feet in no time! Just call 239-590-0861.