Just as patients were steered clear of using hospitals for certain surgeries in an effort to cut costs, that same impetus is forcing people out of their alternative, cost saving surgical facilities, way too soon as well. Today’s trend of using these facilities instead of hospitals for surgery should set off warning messages. With inadequate time allowed for recovery, you may discover that you need some assistance to help you when you are home. A home health aide can often make recuperation from surgery a little easier.
With more and more surgeries becoming outpatient surgery, bouncing back after an invasive procedure can be challenging. Just because you are out of the hospital, doesn’t mean you are fully healed. You may feel some discomfort following surgery, which generally can be controlled with medication, a full recovery varies by individual and the surgery performed.
Post surgery, you may also be restricted to various activities. If you cannot lift more than a cup of soup, you may be hard pressed to find the strength to walk to the bathroom alone let alone do a load of laundry. This is where a home health aide can assist you with your personal care and light housekeeping. A health aide at home can help you with personal grooming such as bathing and dressing.
If you are unable to get around due to your surgery, a home health aide can prepare a nourishing meal, do your grocery shopping and even get you to your doctor’s appointments on time. Recovering from a surgery should be about taking it easy and allowing yourself to heal, not about meal preparation or keeping up with the laundry.
If you or a loved one is about to schedule a surgery and think you may need help after surgery, contact David York Agency. We can provide you with a clear plan prior to your surgery to help you plan for when you are discharged to your home to recover. Please visit us today at www.davidyorkagency.com or like/follow us on our Facebook, LinkedIn or Twitter pages. Please feel free to call us at 718.376.7755 with any and all of your home healthcare questions.