If your loved one is currently in hospital, or due to go into hospital, for an operation you should consider how best to help them recover after their surgery.
Post-operative home care is often a good choice as your loved one will be able to recover in the familiar and comfortable surroundings of home while still receiving the specialist healthcare they need.
What is Post-operative Care?
Post-operative care is specialist care tailored to meet the needs of patients coming home from hospital after surgery. The care required will vary according to the patient and the condition. However, it can include medication and pain control, dressing changes, general support with personal care and chores, as well as emotional care and companionship.
Patients coming out of hospital can be quite anxious about returning home. A post-operative home carer can provide them with all the support and care they need, so they feel secure and comfortable.
What Mumby’s carers do to support your loved one after surgery
Our specialist carers are trained to provide all the necessary health care and support required after surgery. They will work with medical professionals to create a support plan for your loved one to ensure they are kept comfortable and recover quickly.
This plan will include measures such as:
- Keeping in close contact with hospital discharge teams, GP’s and other health professionals
- Dressing wounds and preventing infection
- Administering medication and providing pain relief
- Taking care of personal issues such as bathing, toileting and/or catheter and colostomy bag maintenance
- Post-operative recovery support and appropriate exercise and movement
- Following medical and lifestyle advice to help the patient recover quickly
In addition to providing health care, our carers will take care of everything required to support your loved one, including providing nutritious meals and taking care of chores.
Of course, emotional support and companionship are equally crucial in ensuring your loved one feels comfortable and recovers quickly. Our carers are always on hand to provide emotional support and friendship. To facilitate this, we match our clients carefully with a suitable carer to ensure that a genuine relationship can develop based on compatible personalities and shared values.
With our planning and support, your loved one can relax knowing that everything is being taken care of. This will help their recovery as well as ensuring they can enjoy time with their family and friends.
We will do everything possible to ensure your loved one recovers quickly and can resume their normal daily life.
What types of care are available?
Our post-operative support care will be tailored to your loved one’s individual circumstances and provide the exact level of support they require.
We can offer a range of solutions from weekly visits to live-in care.
You can arrange care in advance of your loved one’s surgery, so everything is in place when they need it.
Our specialist support is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Of course, it is worrying and stressful when a loved one needs an operation, and you may be concerned about what to do to ensure they receive the right care and support.
If you have any concerns, contact us to speak to one of our friendly team members. They will explain all aspects of post-operative care and outline what we at Mumby’s can offer. You can call us free on 0800 505 3511 to find out more.
We understand that it is sometimes difficult to know when you may need our support as situations can change fast. You also may not get much notice of your loved one’s discharge from hospital.
If you need emergency post-operative care, please contact us so we can fast track your enquiry.