Sometimes when you or an elderly parent have to have surgery, it is scary to not know for certain how you or your loved one are going to get to follow-up visits, who is going to help around the house, and how in the world you are going to remember all of the instructions the doctor gave before you left the hospital. For these and many more reasons, we at Certified Home Care of Georgia strongly suggest hiring home care services to provide after-surgery care.
Make Sure Doctor’s Orders Are Understood and Followed
Before you left the hospital, the doctor probably gave you a lot of instructions to assist you in recovery. These might be difficult to remember on your own since you were probably tired and might have been coming out of sedation.
Offer Emotional Support and Be a Friend
What many people need no matter what stage they are in life is a friend. This is no truer than after you have undergone a medical procedure and are in pain and are unable to do many of the things that you were able to do just days before. Home care services can provide companionship and advocacy when you need it most.
Make Life More Comfortable for the Patient
From getting the patient more blankets to making sure their seat is sufficiently reclined, home caregivers can come to make the patient’s life more comfortable. This is important when the patient is hurting physically and emotionally.
Attend Follow-Up Visits and Take Notes
Having surgery can feel overwhelming to anyone. There may be a lot of follow-up doctors’ visits to go to where you will get a lot more information than you can remember. With home care services, you just worry about getting better and let the caregiver worry about remembering everything else.