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Crystal Lake McHenry, Lake, and Northwest Cook Counties

After Surgery Care

One of the best things we do for people being discharged from the hospital is to support their transition with after surgery care in Crystal Lake and surrounding areas. 

One of the transition care types we provide is after cosmetic surgery support. We had a person requiring some reconstructive surgery on her face, and she called us to see if we could help as her daughter was out of town.  We reviewed her needs and we provided a caregiver to pick her up from the hospital the day of her surgery, picked up her medications on the way home and then got her settled at home. We made sure she had what she needed to be comfortable, ensuring she did not strain herself and that those first 24 hours were aimed at healing. We stayed the night and the next day took her back to the doctor’s office for suture removal.  We once again brought her home and made sure she had all that she needed to be safe and relaxed.

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.