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Wilmington New Castle, Kent & Sussex County

After Surgery Care

Home care in Wilmington is not just for people that maybe suffering from a degenerative disorder or chronic condition. Frequently we get inquires if we provide After Care for people having surgery and we are please to say we do offer this service. For a lot of people they may not have loved ones or friends that can help them with recovery after a serious surgery. Someone that is married and takes care of their spouse may also need after care, not to take care of them specifically, but to take care of their spouse while they recover from their surgery. In both cases, services needed usually are just companion type care but may involve some personal type care. Every situation is different but we help accomadate any problems that may arise. Typically we see clients requesting that we stay for overnight shifts. The biggest reason for this is in case they need something in the middle of the night but also because we can help with preparing for bed and helping them get up and ready for the day in the morning.

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.