1. Introduction to Surgery Recovery
Undergoing surgery or a medical procedure of any kind, planned or unplanned, can be an overwhelming experience for any individual. Recovery after surgery requires a period that includes a routine to help the patient return to normal activity as soon as possible.
Home rehab, Skilled Nursing, and in home therapy may all be part of the home recovery process. With the number of outpatient procedures on the rise, more individuals are seeking options that allow them to recover in the comfort and privacy of their own home.
2. What is Surgery Recovery
The first 24 hours following a surgery or medical procedure is critical to recovery after surgery. Individuals can experience pain, discomfort, and require regular monitoring. Through our Holistic-Care model and implementation of a care plan, we provide comprehensive post-surgical services focused on the well-being and recovery of you or your loved one. Home recovery after surgery varies for each individual and can include home care, home rehab (physical therapy, occupational therapy, etc.), and Skilled Nursing. Some of our services include:
- Care coordination with physician(s)
- Get medications from pharmacy
- Administering medications
- Vital sign monitoring
- Dressing changes
- Meal preparation
- Personal care
- Mobility assistance
3. Benefits of Home Recovery
Studies have shown that home care promotes healing and accelerates recovery. Our personalized 1-to-1 care gives our clients an increased sense of control and peace of mind because they receive hospital level care at home. Home recovery has been shown to reduce hospital readmission for avoidable safety-related causes, such as infections, medication errors, and falls. With the major causes of hospital readmission being continuously addressed by our team, you or your loved one can focus their attention restoring their health.
4. Examples of Home Recovery
Most plastic surgeries require a minimum of two days of restricted movement and limiting lifting, making this a critical time to have extra support around the house. Adhering to the surgeon’s recovery plan is critical to the reduction of scarring related to a plastic surgery procedure. Many clients prefer to recover in complete privacy, making daily errands and outings all but impossible without the assistance of professional caregivers. We can respect your privacy after a cosmetic surgery procedure while helping you recuperate.
Joint Replacement Surgery
After joint replacement surgery, regular care needs may be intense for several days, even weeks. In home caregivers can be there to fill in the gaps while you recover with flexible shifts and compassionate care. Keeping up with medications, encouraging completion of prescribed physical therapy regimes and keeping overall health strong through proper nutrition and hydration are primary aspects of the hospital discharge plan after a hip or knee replacement surgery.
Reliable home care services you can trust are not only valuable during your hospital discharge, but also during the 6-8 week recovery interval following invasive surgery, such as major heart surgery. Pain management will be a full-time focus, some assistance with bathing and dressing is typically required and driving is prohibited, as are running your own errands.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery can briefly limit independence and therefore it is advisable to plan for some support in the hours or days after a procedure. Caregivers can assist with planning and preparing modified diets and medication reminders to facilitate optimal healing. Caregiver training prepares our employees to provide protective oversight and assistance to the client’s after surgery care needs.
Laser eye surgery and other vision procedures can make it difficult to live independently for a few hours or even days. ACA Wellness Institute understands these setbacks and is here with transportation services, meal preparation, and other forms of assistance for those who are currently struggling to see well.
Ready To Learn More About Surgery Recovery?
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Get in touch with us by phone, email, or online. Our standard office hours are weekdays between 9:00am and 7:00pm Mountain Standard Time (MST).
After hours and weekend assistance is available using the phone number provided or send us a note using our online form. Our friendly staff is always available to assist you or your loved one!