Enduring a surgical procedure and hospital stay is tough on anyone, but it can be especially difficult for senior citizens.
When a senior is discharged from the hospital after having surgery, they will need to take their medication and attend rehab according to their doctor’s orders for a strong recovery.
They will also need to take it easy around the house because trying to do too much can cause a setback. Some families may be able to take care of their relatives upon their return home, but it helps to have professional assistance to ensure they receive proper care.
Assisting Hands Home Care provides post-surgical care in Lisle, IL to help seniors rest and recover after returning home from a surgery.
Our caregivers will ensure that your loved ones are well rested and help them follow their doctor’s instructions for rehab and medication.
We will take the time to understand your loved one’s condition, as well as the instructions from their doctor, to create an effective care plan for their recovery.
After Surgery Care You Can Rely On
Recovering from a surgery is difficult in the first days and weeks after discharge and it is common for setbacks to occur if the patient does not follow the doctor’s instructions.
Our caregivers will ensure that your loved ones follow these instructions to make a full recovery.
We will remind them every time they need to take their medications and make sure that they are taking them correctly.
We will also encourage them to do any exercises instructed by the doctor and we can provide rides to take them to rehab and follow up appointments.
By taking care of work around the house such as cleaning and meal preparation, our caregivers will allow your loved ones to get the rest they need while at home.
You can expect the following from our caregivers providing post-surgical home care:
- Scheduled care for several hours a day or 24 hours a day
- Help setting up doctor and physical therapy appointments
- Monitoring medications and making sure they are taken when needed
- Monitoring your loved one’s condition and alerting you and their doctor of any changes
- Fall prevention
- Rides to physical therapy and doctor appointments
- Assistance with personal activities including restroom use, bathing, and getting dressed
- Meal preparation to make sure your loved ones are eating enough in their recovery
- Light housekeeping
- Prescription pickups
Most often we get calls for home care after the following types of surgery:
- eye surgery
- open heart surgery
- knee surgery
- back surgery
- hip replacement surgery
- prostate surgery
- bypass surgery
- spine surgery
Ensuring that your senior relatives recover after a surgery is crucial as around 20 percent of seniors who are discharged from the hospital end up back in the hospital within the first month. Our caregivers will help ensure that your loved ones do everything they need to do for a strong recovery.