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Santa Rosa Central Sonoma County and Surrounding Areas

After Surgery Care

From rehabilitation to assistance with everyday life, Homewatch CareGivers of Santa Rosa can assist your loved one through custom after surgery care. Homewatch CareGivers of Santa Rosa serves many clients who are recuperating from a surgery or accident. This type of after care is unique as it is, by design, a short-term situation. The volume of care is like a sideways funnel; clients need more hours, more frequently, at the beginning of service. These hours taper as the client improves and we adjust the schedule and intensity accordingly.

Because most clients come out of the hospital/acute care after an accident or surgery very rarely in their lives, and we see it on a regular basis, we are able to be a resource for our clients. We can help them arrange for temporary support bars or ramps to be placed in the home; direct them to locations to purchase durable medical equipment (and how to dispose of it when they’ve healed); and remind them that the intense desire for sleep upon hospital discharge is completely normal. We’re happy to help make a traumatic and exhausting time a bit easier for our clients.

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.
Laser eye surgery and other vision procedures can make it difficult to live independently for a few hours or even days. Homewatch CareGivers 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.
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.
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.