Going through a successful surgery, especially for seniors, is something you and your loved ones should celebrate. To remain healthy, however, proper post-operative care is essential. While surgery occurs in a hospital setting, that doesn’t mean that patients have to stay in a post-acute facility to make a full recovery. In fact, opting for home health care could lead to a more relaxing, personalized recovery process.
At Constellation, we offer post-acute home health care that is provided under Medicare and offered from the comfort of your home. Below, we’ll walk you through our compassionate approach to surgery recovery and highlight the many reasons home health care could be the best option for you or your loved one’s recovery process.
Understanding Home Health Care After Surgery
Take a moment to think about your ideal environment after the surgery. Do you prefer it to be calm and relaxing? Can your family and friends visit you on your terms? Are you surrounded by things that make you comfortable? If so, then home health care might be for you.
With home health care, you can experience all of the benefits of postoperative care without the bustle and stress of a busy post-acute facility. Postoperative home health care can include:
- Cleaning and dressing wounds
- Providing medication to avoid infection, alleviate symptoms, and manage pain
- Handling feeding tubes, intravenous (IV) lines, and drains
- Drawing blood or other fluid samples
- Physical, occupational, and speech therapy as needed
At Constellation, we realize that everyone’s post-surgery journey is different. That is why our skilled home health professionals listen closely to each of our patients and work with them to create a customized plan that best suits their unique needs.
3 Essential Benefits of Home Health Care After Surgery
1. The Comfort of Home
Home is where the heart is, and for good reason. Home is often the safest and most familiar environment, which provides respite from the fast-paced environment of a hospital. Healing from home is not only more comfortable, but it can reduce the chances of getting infections and improve your quality of sleep. Both of these things are crucial to maintaining a healthy immune system and making a comfortable and complete recovery.
2. Assistance With Daily Activities
Depending on one’s age, physical condition, or the type of surgery, even getting out of bed in the morning can be a team effort. Our compassionate home care professionals are here to help you navigate daily activities while respecting your independence. Activities that can be challenging after surgery include:
- Getting dressed
- Transitioning from standing to sitting or vice versa
Even if you don’t expect these daily tasks to be difficult post-surgery, pushing yourself too quickly can lead to re-injury. Our home health team will help you find a balance between making steady improvements and respecting your body’s healing process.
3. Customized Care Plans
Our caregivers are tasked with knowing everything about your surgery and medical history, making it easier to implement a personalized, comfortable plan. For example, for those who have recently undergone joint replacement surgery, we offer a specialized total joint replacement program. This home health program includes personalized therapy and exercise regimes designed to rebuild strength, range of motion, and endurance.
Our comprehensive home health care plans can alleviate the stresses of recovery for both patients and their families following an operation. If you or your loved one is scheduled to have surgery or has recently undergone an operation, reach out to Constellation today.
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