When considering the amount of health care changes within the past few years, there are a lot of patients who, following an illness or surgery, are discharged from rehabilitation centers while still unable to care for themselves.
Because of this, family members are given the responsibility of providing care as their relatives recover from surgery, and they may not have the time or ability to do that.
Families may wonder what kind of post-surgery care is needed for their elderly loved ones and where they should receive this care. Patients often don’t want to be in a nursing home or any other long-term post-operative care facility.
Rather, they want to be within the comfort of their own home; however, it isn’t safe for them to be at home alone immediately after being discharged.
Our caregivers can provide post-surgery care for patients in Wheaton, IL
Assisting Hands Home Care’s caregivers will provide your elderly loved ones with post-surgery care at their homes until they have recovered from their surgery or illness. It is especially imperative that, after a surgery, patients follow post-operative care procedures as they have been instructed to avoid a setback that will put them back in the hospital.
Our caregivers will guarantee that seniors follow the post-surgery instructions they’ve received: which medications to take, what food to eat, any physical therapy they need to do, and which activities to avoid.
Furthermore, our caregivers can assist rehabbing clients with various post-operative services, such as:
- Preparing and cooking healthy, nutritious meals
- Getting food and other essential items
- Picking up prescriptions
- Monitoring medication intake
- Assisting with chores and other household tasks
- Providing safe transportation to medical appointments
Assisting Hands Home Care can help seniors with whatever they need after returning home from surgery so they can focus on their recovery. If your elderly loved one needs companionship, household assistance, or everyday help following the rehabilitation period, we can extend our services.