Many seniors and their family members find that having an operation is only half the challenge of surgery. Recovering from surgery can be a lengthy and challenging process. For some seniors, it may be unsafe or unhealthy to live at home independently for weeks and even months post-surgery. Yet home is where most people want to go once released from the hospital.
Post-surgery rehab services offer 24-hour or as needed in-home care so you can recover in the comfort of your own home. Helpful post-surgery care activities include:
Throughout the healing process after surgery, you may find it difficult to perform specific motions or to get around on your own. It is common, for example, to have trouble bathing independently, especially due to scars that result from many surgeries. Requiring assistance climbing stairs or getting up from a seated position can also be challenging for a time. A caregiver can assist with activities like these as needed.
Your focus after surgery should be on caring for yourself so that you heal speedily. In the meantime, you need your home and basic needs cared for. A caregiver can offer homemaking services such as:
With these necessary activities taken care of, you’ll have less to worry about while you recover. You will also reduce your risk of hindering healing due to overexertion.
It is very common for driving restrictions to be placed on people throughout the surgery recovery process. That can make getting to and from necessary locations a challenge. You may be unable to drive yourself to the:
Trips to locations like these are a regular part of recovery for most people. A caregiver can offer transportation for such activities, providing a safe, convenient, and comfortable ride when needed.
The idea of being stuck at home alone while healing from surgery reveals obvious risks, especially if you will be medicated post-surgery. A caregiver can monitor medications, food intake, and more while you are out of commission. They are present as an extra set of eyes and to offer support should complications arise. Further, a caregiver can ease the stress of feeling lonely or isolated, which may otherwise hinder healing.
We make keeping in touch with your loved one’s care easy for you, even if you live far away. Each of our clients’ care is assigned to their own personal Client Care Manager who will work together with clients and families on schedules and changes to the care plan. The Care Manager will take care of the day-to-day details and make sure that things don’t fall through the cracks. We also provide a variety of ways to stay in touch based on your personal preference. Some families like emails and texts, others like a quick phone call. We also offer a family room portal that gives you a high tech way to stay in touch. Whatever your choice, you will have personal attention given to provide the best care possible!
"I do what I do because older people deserve great care. They deserve the very best help given with the same love and respect they gave their own families. This generation grew up in very hard times, serving their country, making our country great and I feel this is a way of honoring them for all that they have accomplished. It’s my way of making a difference and I get great satisfaction in giving back.” -Michele, Cherished Companion since 2013
We know that your loved one’s heart is at home. Remaining independent may have become a little challenging, and that’s where home care can help. In this guide, we are going to share with you the complete ins and outs of home care.
We understand you may have questions about how to pay for home care services. This helpful guide covers the various financial options you have that can include long-term care insurance, reverse mortgages, home care loans, Medicaid and Medicare programs.
Caregiving is a rewarding profession that provides assistance and support to aging adults, disabled persons or those in recovery who are in need of physical, practical, emotional and sometimes medical assistance. This guide can help you discover if caregiving is right for you