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San Juan Capistrano Dana Point, Rancho Santa Margarita, and South Orange County

After Surgery Care

Daily life post-surgery can be overwhelming. Our caregivers offer after surgery care with a flexible schedule that works around your needs. We have had a number of after surgery care clients. There are specific care processes associated with most after surgery clients; issues with ambulation, transportation, meal preparation etc.

It usually starts with pickup from the hospital or skilled nursing facility. We then transport them home and later, to all doctors visits or physical therapy sessions required after surgery. We then make sure the home is safe everyday from falls which are the number one most common threat to full and speedy recovery. Meal preparation and nutrition are also key elements of supporting a full recovery. We have used a local chef, owner of a cooking school, to train some of our caregivers on preparation of Mediterranean meals. Nutritious, good tasting, and healthy meals are important as the clients commonly have a loss of appetite. In addition, light housekeeping, laundry and cleaning are required due to the surgery.

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.