What to expect with after surgery home care

November 4, 2020 at 8:00 AM
closeup of the hand of an elderly woman recovering at home with after surgery home care

After an elderly family member goes through a major surgery, you may have many concerns about their recovery at home.

Although staying at home is much more preferable than recovering at a medical facility, you might be worried that you can’t dedicate as much time as you’d like to ensure their comfort and health. Recovery care plans can be complicated, after all, and maybe you’d feel more comfortable knowing that a qualified provider is there to help you with their needs.

If this is the case, post-operative home care can be essential to ensuring their health and recovery while you’re away. Here’s what you can expect from after surgery home care services.

How a home care provider can help you and your loved ones

After your loved one undergoes a major surgery, their mobility will be severely limited and they’ll need much more assistance than usual. They may feel fatigued or be in a lot of pain as well.

Although everyone’s road to recovery looks different, you and your family can expect life to look a little different in the weeks and months ahead.

We’ll work with your family member’s discharge team. Together we can create a comprehensive, personalized care plan that addresses all aspects of their recovery — from medications to dietary needs and everything in between.

Each of our after surgery care providers has training in this specific aspect of home care, so you can focus on your daily responsibilities instead of worrying if your loved one is in good hands.

Some of the after surgery home care services we provide include:

  • Transportation home following the surgery and to check-up appointments
  • Assisting with discharge orders
  • Errands like picking up prescriptions and grocery shopping
  • Medication management
  • Assisting with range-of-motion exercises and physical therapy
  • Bathing and grooming
  • Meal preparation and feeding
  • Suture cleaning and bandage changing
  • Light housekeeping

Based on the level of care your loved one needs, we’re able to stay with them for as little as a few hours or as long as a full 24 hours every day.

With our team of trusted care providers on your side, our post-operative care services can help your loved one recover faster and help reduce the chance of complications and mismanaged medications. In addition, we can give your family the flexibility needed to continue with your lives as usual.

Contact Miami Valley Homecare today

When you’re looking for after surgery home care services in Dayton, Ohio and the surrounding areas, turn to Miami Valley Homecare. We have the staff and expertise to ensure the comfort and health of your loved ones during this crucial time in their recovery.

Each of our caregivers are insured and bonded, so you can rest knowing that your family members are in good hands. While they’re in our care, they’ll help them with their needs — including medication reminders and feeding assistance — as they make a successful recovery.

If you’d like to learn more about our post-operative care services, contact us on our website. However, if you’d like to speak to someone directly about any questions or concerns you have, you can also call us at (937) 671-2273.