When you plan for assistance after a surgery for yourself or a loved one, it’s important to think about things before the surgery takes place when possible. There is an increased risk for falls in the home as well as other dangers such as mismanaged medications after a surgery.
Here are some steps to take to ensure that the home care received after surgery will go as planned:
Every surgery—eye surgery, heart surgery, joint replacement, and more—will have different needs and healing timelines. It’s important to talk to your healthcare provider ahead of time and learn what type of home care support will be beneficial and how long to expect you will benefit from an in-home caregiver.
A person who is living with arthritis may need more help in the home with every day tasks. Whether you are someone who is helping out a loved one who is living with the symptoms of arthritis or a professional caregiver, there are some ways to make this much easier for both of you.
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As the needs of a loved one develop and shift, a volunteer caregiver may find themselves missing time at work and feeling increasingly stressed. Learn more about paid leave for family caregivers in your state.