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Columbia Glen Burnie, Sykesville, and Howard County

After Surgery Care in Columbia

When you are scheduled for surgery in Columbia, you will need to plan for after surgery care. After any surgical procedure it is pivotal that the client take the correct after care steps to ensure the lasting success of the surgery.  Clients will sometimes spend thousands of dollars on a procedure but do not always address proper recovery steps, many times incurring serious and dangerous complications. In some cases, the medications prescribed will affect their ability to adhere to rehabilitation guidelines. Some don’t accurately anticipate the amount of services that they will need after a procedure. Clients will sometimes book a limited number of hours and not realize the type of pain they will be in. It is our agility and flexibility to meet these needs that differentiates us. We are able to act quickly in time-sensitive situations and adjust to care changes. Our caregivers are there to help, encourage and assist our client’s through all of their after care needs.

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.