During those critical 24 hours after coming home from a procedure, surgery or treatment, there is tremendous comfort and peace of mind knowing that our trained caregivers are present. Day surgery services don't have to be limited to one day; a caregiver can be there during the night to make sure medications are taken, to check on the client, provide help to the bathroom, ensure proper hydration and nutrition, and can expand to a 24-hour shift if desired. Our caring and compassionate staff want the client to have a pleasant experience, even when the day surgery, treatment or procedure leaves them uncomfortable or out of sorts; the training and skills our caregivers receive through Homewatch CareGivers University prepare them to provide safety as well as genuine companionship. Light housekeeping, grocery shopping and meal preparation for upcoming days are often helpful day surgery services that help the client feel that daily activities are not piling up, and allow for a restful, stress-free atmosphere that aids the healing process.
It's helpful to have another set of ears to ensure that the after care or discharge instructions are understood, particularly when the patient is under the influence of pain medication, because compliance with these instructions is critical to recovery and a good outcome. Our caregivers and staff in Cleveland Akron are always discreet and follow HIPAA guidelines to ensure privacy, but equally important, they are focused on the safety and well-being of the patient. When our day surgery services are needed, we don't need weeks or even days of lead time; we can match a caregiver with the appropriate skill level and personality to the client quickly and can step in when plan A falls apart, which it sometimes does. When a surgery, treatment or procedure is required, getting it scheduled and working through the logistics can get involved and complicated.