Beginning immediately after a surgical operation, post-operative care is the special care that has to be provided to one who has just been discharged after a surgical operation, up and until the day when the patient has fully recovered. The care being provided must be personalized according to one’s medical history and the type of surgical operation performed on them.
Although post-operative care will have to be specialized according to the patient, there are a few steps you can take to plan ahead for the entire period of your loved one’s recovery. Take note, though, that you may require the help of a professional in order to provide the right post-operative and companionship care for your loved ones.
- Make Safe, Hassle-free Sleeping Arrangements
For the patient’s safety and convenience, it will be much better to make arrangements to have them sleep and live on the ground for a while—at least during the recovery period. This will prevent accidents in using the stairs, thus, preventing disturbing the stitches and operated areas of the body and helping with recovery.
- Stock-Up on Materials Needed for Wound Care
Wound dressings will have to be changed from time to time in order to prevent infection and to aid in healing the wound. It may be inconvenient for you or your care provider to go out and purchase dressing materials and antiseptics when you have just realized that you have run out. It is better to stock up in advance—depending on what type of surgery the patient is going to get, but it will also help to have a few general dressing and wound care materials, just in case.
- Don’t Neglect Physical Activity
Although normal Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) may be difficult for the patient after an operation, it is very important to have them to move around, even for a little while every now and then in order to prevent their body organs and limbs from atrophy. Proper rest is required, yes, but the patient should not only be staying in one position for a long time.
Lastly, it is important to be able to find people who will see through your loved ones’ recovery process and will religiously follow through all of the doctor’s orders in medication, wound care, and rehabilitative therapy. For post-operative home care in Florida, you can rely on us at L’Elite Homemaker & Companion Services, Inc. to provide your loved ones with the quality, efficient care they need in order to recover in the shortest time possible. We also offer services in companionship and homemaking in Bonita Springs, Florida, for your loved ones who need individuals to keep them company or assistance and support in keeping their homes safe, clean, and livable.
To learn more about our post-operative care, homemaking, and companionship services, you may contact us at 239-444-3114 and talk to one of our friendly caregivers today for quality care you can rely on.