Keys to a Successful Recovery
Surgery can be a difficult process to go through, and postoperative care is critical for one’s recovery. If you or a loved one has an upcoming surgery, be intentional about having a plan of care to ensure a safe, successful, and comfortable recovery period. Serving the Alpharetta and greater Atlanta area, Trinity Life at Home has compiled the five steps to consider when planning for in-home post-op surgery care.
How to Prepare for In-Home Post-Op Care
1. Plan for Everyday Needs
Prepare for day-to-day essentials such as meals and toiletries. You may need to plan or ask for help with meal preparation. Before surgery, have a fully stocked pantry or refrigerator with food that is consistent with what your doctor recommends for recovery. Make sure you have plenty of household items such as toilet paper, soap, hygienic care products, and over-the-counter medicine as recommended.
2. Make Your Home Accessible
For the best post-op recovery experience, prepare your home to be as accessible as possible. This may include clearing clutter, especially in pathways. If possible, make arrangements so that your essential areas are on one floor: bedroom, bathroom, and kitchen.
3. Have Equipment as Needed
Depending on your circumstances, be sure to have the appropriate equipment needed for recovery. You may require shower chairs and/or handrails for bathroom safety. You may also need a bedside commode and accessibility equipment such as wheelchairs or walkers. It is recommended you speak with your healthcare provider about the best options for your situation.
4. Stay Close with Family and Friends
Keep your family and loved ones informed about your procedure. It may benefit you to schedule opportunities for them to check in via phone or in person. Additionally, be vigilant in noticing any complications such as fever, nausea, intensifying pain or an irregular heartbeat. Should you experience complications, notify your doctor promptly and seek assistance as advised.
5. Arrange for In-Home Care
Professional in-home care is the best solution for post-op recovery periods. From medication reminders to bathroom assistance, in-home caregivers allow people to receive the proper, professional care they need while being in the comfort and convenience of their own home. Trinity Life at Home is among the Alpharetta and Atlanta area’s most trusted providers of in-home care. Our compassionate and experienced caregivers are focused on the well-being, comfort and overall health of every patient. For those in post-op recovery, Trinity Life at Home is a great solution.
Contact Us Today for In-Home Post-Op Care
Trinity Life at Home is a five-star in-home care provider that serves the Alpharetta and Atlanta areas. To learn more about our services and how we can assist you, contact us by giving us a call at 678-731-0831 or by filling out the contact form on our website.
“I used Trinity for short-term post-surgery care after an abdominal hysterectomy . . . My initial contact, Paula, went WAY above and beyond the call of duty in driving out with her husband a couple days after my surgery to help me get my car home from the hospital . . . I would definitely use Trinity again in a similar situation and wouldn’t have any reservations about recommending them to others.”
— M Jordan