Post Surgical Care
Heal & Regain Health after Surgery in Home Setting
At Right Choice, we understand the impact of recovering from surgery, whether a traumatic accident, hip replacement or heart surgery for Seniors. We work with social workers and discharge planners to implement our services and treatment schedules along with the rehab team.
Whether the protocols center around a range of motion exercises, occupational therapy or physical therapy, our staff is trained and experienced to assist as part of the client’s care team. Many of our clients after surgery are limited in mobility. Our staff is trained to assist in completing tasks our clients can’t complete, which will help keep seniors safe and able to heal / regain their strength. We pair our caregivers based on the unique needs and disease circumstances of the patient.
Post-Surgery In-Home Care & Home Health
When you’re recovering from a surgical procedure, you need to make sure that you’re getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking the proper amount of time to get back on your feet after leaving the hospital. Among that, getting the proper medical help on the road to recovery is crucial after surgical services. This need can sometimes be easier said than done, especially when you live alone or don’t have anyone else assisting you in various areas of life. The need and burden of taking care of yourself can be overwhelming if you’ve recently had surgery. Caregivers and senior home care is needed for assisting.
Right Choice Post Surgical Care and Recovery Center recognizes the need for post-surgery care in the comfort of your own senior home. Do you want an in-home caregiver to provide companionship, transportation service, or help around the house? Do you need a skilled nursing home health aide who can help administer medications and take on more medical or nursing duties of your post-surgical care and recovery? Whatever the need for in-home health care is that a senior has, Right Choice Home Health is ready to appoint the right medical person to help you while you recover in short time and not have to return to the hospital.
Right Choice Home Care Provides the Following Post-Operative Care Services
- Cooking and meal preparation
- Light housekeeping including laundry
- Grocery shopping and errands
- 24 Hour and/or live in after hospital
- Assisting with walking and transferring from bed to wheelchair
- Medication reminders
- Transportation to hospital appointments, supermarket, pharmacy
- Respite or relief for family
- Personal care, including bathing and dressing
- Status reporting to family
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About Right Choice Home Care
Right Choice Home Care is a Certified Dementia Practicioner Care Agency. Our team of educated professionals have years of experience providing exceptional care in the home, clinical settings and even during travel. We are 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week including weekends and holidays. Our BBB accredited home care agency specializes in dementia care & supplemental hospice care. Click or call us to learn more about Right Choice Home Care.
After-Surgery Home Care in Chicago, IL
Please allow our specially trained in-home care team to assist you as you recover from your recent surgical procedure. Following a comprehensive assessment completed by our care manager, you will be assigned specially trained caregivers who are supervised and supported by the experienced care manager, who will also provide nursing care as needed in accordance with your post-surgery care plan.
Key aspects of after-surgery home care in Chicago:
The after-surgery home care that we provide is focused on your individual needs, with attention to maintaining safety and comfort and promoting healing and independence. We will monitor the healing process, assessing for symptoms of discomfort, infection, digestive or elimination problems. Wound care and dressing changes are performed or delegated to our trained caregivers by our Care Manager. An invasive surgical procedure is traumatic to the body. If chronic illnesses exist prior to surgery, the impact is greater. Coupled with advanced age; these factors can make post-operative recovery a challenge requiring ongoing assessment and intervention.
Contributing factors of post-surgery in addition to the physical trauma include disrupted daily routines, loss of function due to limited physical movement immediately following procedure, increased risk of infection, exacerbation of existing chronic conditions, and post-operative cognitive changes. Digestive, urinary and elimination functions may be slowed or altered due to medication, the surgical procedure or decreased physical activity immediately post op.
Specialized post-operative home health care for people who have undergone surgery includes:
Vital sign and wound site monitoring if indicated.
Wound care as necessary by nurse or delegated to caregiver when appropriate.
Monitoring comfort with medication prompt, assistance or delegated administration if necessary.
Supervised, planned activity to increase strength, endurance and return activities to pre-operative levels while maintaining physical safety.
Preparation and serving nutritious meals; offering fluids frequently to promote healing.
Observe for nausea or vomiting.
Monitoring of bladder and bowel function during post op period.
Frequent inspection of skin during bedbound phase.
Caregivers immediately report to staff; unrelieved discomfort, vomiting, fever or other sign of infection, abnormal vital signs or change in mental status
Accompaniment to follow-up appointments.