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Post-Operative Care

Recovering from surgery can be a painful and upsetting experience; it can be mentally and physically challenging for both the patient and their loved ones. Rehabilitation after an intrusive procedure can require extensive professional care in order to ensure the healing process runs smoothly. However, we know that recuperating in familiar, comfortable surroundings, amongst loved ones, is an excellent way to positively cope with the challenges of post-operative recovery and re-establish normality as quickly as possible.

Our Post-Operative Care and Support.

Home Care Preferred knows very well that caring for a loved one after surgery can be very overwhelming. That is why we train our team members to minimise the disruption an operation can bring by providing the support needed both immediately after the procedure, such as re-dressing wounds, preventing infection and keeping in close contact with experienced medical professionals, and also in the weeks and months that follow ensuring that no complications arise, and any medical and lifestyle advice is introduced into your daily life. Together, we create a support plan that is tailored to your specific needs and preferences, allowing you to stay in control of your routine and successfully recover in order to resume living the life you enjoy.

Specifically trained to provide post-operative support, our team members offer assistance ranging from help around the home to personal care. From meal preparation and household chores, to helping with more personal issues like bathing, dressing, wound care and catheter and colostomy bag maintenance. Home Care Preferred are there to carry out all the practical care aspects allowing patients to spend quality time with family and friends whilst recuperating.

Our support assistants are also there to offer emotional support and companionship. They understand that while helping their clients with the medical aspects of post-operative support, or aiding in practical duties such a shopping and cooking is important, so is creating a comfortable, genuine relationship between carer and patient by chatting about shared interests. This is why we ensure you are matched with a carer who not only has the relevant skill set, but also has a complementary personality in order to ensure the whole family are put at ease.

Our post-operative care includes:

  • Support with personal care that is tailored to each individual
  • Visiting care that can adapt as your needs change
  • Short regular visits through to longer visits, night care, respite or a full time live in carer
  • Specialist support assistants who are trained to help them understand the complexities of post-operative care for a whole variety of procedures and conditions
  • Dedicated support team with over 25 years’ experience in the care sector
  • Full assessment before care starts
  • Bespoke and flexible support plan
  • Specialist support and expertise – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Rehabilitation and introduction back into social activities and lifestyle enhancement

Deciding to let a support assistant into your home for you or a loved one can be difficult. Deciding how best to support and treat any resulting issues of an operation is something that, understandably, worries people considering homecare for a post-operative patient. Our experienced, friendly team members are here to explain all aspects of the extensive post-operative care and support services we offer, and provide quality, impartial advice and information.

Contact us today to learn more about post-operative care support services from our expert team.

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