During the first days back home after an operation, following your doctor’s instructions is crucial. Unexpected complications or additional pain may arise if you overexert yourself by doing even simple tasks around the house, or fail to take your medications.
Getting back on your feet post-operation is a process, and having a trained professional by your side can help. An in-home caregiver not only provides hands-on post-surgery care, but also gives you and your loved ones tremendous peace of mind. At Assisting Hands, post-operative caregivers are trained to recognize the signs or symptoms that warrant a call to the doctor. Knowing that someone is keeping an eye on your progress and making sure you’re safe is critical to healing and recovery.
An in-home caregiver might be particularly useful for a loved one who lives far away and needs a local advocate. With your permission, the owner or nurse on staff [at the hospital] will meet with the discharge manager after surgery, take notes on discharge procedures, and make sure the caregiver is fully briefed on your post-operative care instructions. Assisting Hands caregivers understand the importance of transparency and open lines of communication to ensure post-operative safety, especially when loved ones live far away.
Our post-operative care services include:
-monitoring changes in condition