Whether for yourself or a loved one such as a parent or spouse, having a helping hand to get through surgery recovery can be a huge asset, maybe even a necessity. Some surgeries result in a longer, more involved recovery and often it can be hard to find someone to stay home and care for you or your loved one. That’s where Touching Hearts at Home can step in to provide home care after surgery!
How can transitional care help?
- Provide assistance with tasks after a surgery
- Help with short-term and long-term recoveries
- Assist with meal preparation, medication reminders, and light household chores
- Help to meet practical and social needs of those recovering
Recovering From Surgery Alone
Many individuals don’t know that they do not have to go through surgery recovery alone, an in-home care agency can help. In fact, your doctor may require someone to be with you immediately following your surgery for the first 24 hours or several days as you recuperate. Touching Hearts at Home caregivers would be glad to help, even bringing you home from the hospital or surgery center, and helping with whatever your needs may be. If you are facing recovering from surgery alone, you don’t have to!
How Long Can We Help with After Surgery Home Care?
We do not limit our care offerings to people who need long-term care; we are also willing and able to work with a client for a shorter period of time, whether a few days or a few weeks. While we prefer a little notice to get your care arranged, we are happy to help even when surgery is short notice. Give us a call, and we can help you determine the best way we can provide you after surgery care.
How Can We Help With Post-Operative Care?
Our trained and licensed staff of caregivers can help with a variety of duties. We assign caregivers based on a client’s level of needs, matching them with the caregiver’s skill.
- Some ways our caregivers can help:
- Medication Reminders
- Exercise Assistance
- Cooking and Meal Preparation
- Plant and Pet Care
- Light Household Chores
- Assistance with Toileting
- Incision Dressing and Care (non-sterile type)
- Transportation to Follow-Up Doctor Visits
- Bathing and Dressing
Some caregivers who do not provide hands-on personal care aren’t required to have a license, but they may be helpful for you after surgery. This is what we refer to as companion care. They may help you with meal planning and cooking, as well as household chores such as laundry, and even assist you with remembering to take medication. Companion care may be the right choice for you if you simply need assistance with household chores and cooking while you recover. However, if you need more in-depth care and assistance such as showering and getting dressed post-surgery, as well as medical care involving care of a surgical site, a licensed caregiver providing personal care may be the best fit. Again, depending on the level of need and type of care, we will match you with a caregiver or several rotating caregivers.
Some Types of Surgery That Benefit From Postoperative Care
- Back surgery
- Plastic surgery
- PRK or other eye surgery
- Heart surgery
- Dental and other oral surgery
- Knee, hip, or other joint replacement surgery
Of course, these are just some common cases where help can be beneficial, but there are hundreds of types of surgery, and each person’s health is different. So don’t hesitate to contact us regarding your or your loved one’s postoperative recovery care. Recovery from surgery can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be done alone! Give us a call at 952-888-0321 to speak with one of our staff about arranging post-surgical in-home care.