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
  • Companionship
  • 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:

  • Safety
  • Comfort
  • Healing
  • Independence

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.

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Ed McBride
Ed McBride
03:09 04 Sep 21
Their assistance has been handy when we have needed it, and I have not had to worry about my spouse while I was... attending to other responsibilities. I'm in desperate need of the time off I receive with them. The caregiver who visits our home is dependable and keeps me informed on what is going on at all times. Priceless!read more
Jose Lewis
Jose Lewis
06:08 01 Sep 21
They are constantly contacting and inquiring as to whether or not everything is okay. They have a strong working... relationship with me and they call to check on various topics. They are interested in learning whether there is anything they could do better. I sincerely appreciate the attention that is provided to me and my family in regards to home more
Lina Lambert
Lina Lambert
07:58 10 Aug 21
Right Choice of Chicagoland is the best home healthcare provider on the map right now!! My mom absolutely loves the... caregivers here!read more
Donald Young
Donald Young
07:09 07 Aug 21
The members of the Right Choice team are fantastic! The scheduling, billing, and, most importantly, caregiver training... are all excellent. My parents have been able to stay in their own home thanks to the caregivers' attentiveness. When it comes to meals, bathing, physical therapy and medicine reminders, my parents receive assistance as needed. In addition to that, I've been able to keep track of daily activities and have had no problems with billing. Thank you, Right Choice, for giving me peace of mind knowing that my parents are receiving high-quality care while still being able to keep their more
Thomas Winters
Thomas Winters
06:49 05 Aug 21
As my mother-in-law's Alzheimer's increases, Right Choice Home Care has been a lifesaver for both my wife and I. We're... both soothing her, and we thought we were capable of caring for her. We looked for places that would give her compassionate care at the end of her life. We never expected her to be so well cared for as her ability to function deteriorated. She is now quite comfortable, and she is kept clean, safe, and entertained with compassion and patience. In an ideal world, Right Choice Home Care would be the gold standard for Alzheimer's care for a loved one. We will be forever thankful to more
Georges Wilhelm
Georges Wilhelm
13:02 01 May 21
As an elder caregiver, I serve many clients who often need the services of a great caregiving agency. As I have gotten... to know many of Right Choice's incredible team over the years and I have grown to trust and appreciate the very good job that they more
Jasmine Weaver
Jasmine Weaver
12:21 25 Mar 21
My mother's aide has been fantastic, providing her with the best senior care and most needed cheerful support with... activities best used for daily living. Your services are valuable and necessary. I would highly recommend your agency to anyone in more
Carmen Cody
Carmen Cody
12:16 24 Mar 21
I’m crying as I write this with no shame at all, because you guys truly have no idea how much strength and care John... gave me to combat cancer with a winners mindset. You truly are a blessing John!read more
Fisher Coby
Fisher Coby
14:35 23 Mar 21
Great homecare agency. Highly recommend.
Brody Walter
Brody Walter
11:23 21 Mar 21
I met Nurse Kristine. She played a very essential role in saving my dad’s life. She was very personable and super... compassionate and very attentive to his condition. Kristine used humor to keep our spirits up. She definitely went well beyond what the average nurse does simply because she has a heart of gold. Thanks for all the help and support we got from the beginning to more
Jasmin Gallagher
Jasmin Gallagher
02:58 20 Mar 21
My husband and I had just moved to the state of Tennessee to help his mom get around properly and safely, and not even... a month after she got diagnosed with alzheimers. I got set up with this service and that’s when our lives were changed. Right Choice has some of the best alzheimer's experts in the nation. The staff treats everyone with the most respect and support. His mom loves the changes she is making and we wouldn’t want it any other way. Thanks Right Choice Home Care!!read more
Helen Mills
Helen Mills
04:01 04 Mar 19
My dad would not take his medication, but now whenever Sharon comes to visit, he smiles and gladly does what she asks.... Right Choice has kind care givers that really know how to treat more
Doyle Yeager
Doyle Yeager
03:18 28 Feb 19
You are like family to us now. Thank you for helping us through this tough time. I would recommend Right Choice to... anyone!read more
Victoria Singleton
Victoria Singleton
02:36 04 Feb 19
I am so glad that I finally found the right person to be there for my dad. I can honestly rest my nerves knowing that... he is being taken care of by someone very experienced and capable. I’d recommend Right Choice Home Caregiving to more
Latasha Hale
Latasha Hale
13:03 03 Feb 19
A care giver from Right Choice (I won’t mention her name because I don’t want to embarrass her) was there with my mom... up until she passed on. She thought highly of her and looked forward to the times she was there. You were so kind to her and for that we all consider you family. Thank you for being there. I imagine Right Choice Home Caregiving selected you because they only want caregivers that embody what they represent. Again, thank more
Michelle Lietz
Michelle Lietz
02:14 02 Feb 19
Right Choice Home Caregiving made it possible for my mother to stay with me instead a home. I appreciate how they help... out with her, it really helps. I am a grateful customer!read more
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