When you or a loved one undergo important surgical procedures, the aftercare you receive can be just as important as the procedure itself. At Partnership for Health in Atlanta, GA, we proudly offer convenient in-home post-surgical care and support for patients of all ages, so you and your family can enjoy better recovery following any type of surgical procedure.
What are the benefits of home care after surgery?
As with any home health care situation, the primary benefit is that patients can remain in the comfort of their home. Being at home during your recovery can reduce stress, which often improves the process as a whole. Home care also allows you to be with friends and family often, which can ensure you are able to follow your doctor’s post-surgical instructions without interruption, even if your home care health professional is not always there. In addition, home care during your surgical recovery is often significantly less expensive than care delivered in a hospital or other facility. Being at home can pose fewer risks of infection or other complications.
Do I need to prepare for in-home care prior to my surgery?
It is best to discuss any specific suggestions with your doctor prior to your procedure. Often, they may suggest cleaning the house and ensuring you have clear areas you can walk through to access the bathroom, kitchen, and other important spaces. This will reduce the chances of an injury occurring as a result of reduced mobility as your body heals. You will also want to ensure that items you use often are easily within reach, especially if you will be confined to a bed or single room for any length of time. If you are interested in pursuing in-home health care after your surgery, you can schedule a consultation with a home health coordinator at Partnership for Health. Your coordinator will be able to walk you through the entire process of home health care and help you decide whether our services are right for you and your post-surgical needs.
How can an in-home health care provider help me?
At Partnership for Health, we believe in providing our patients with important medical and personal care that will help them recover more easily from their surgery. By using an in-home caregier, you will ensure that your transition and recovery following your procedure go as smoothly as possible. Your in-home health care professional can help you manage your medications, change wound dressings as needed, meet your nutritional needs, and help you move around the house without tripping or falling, which can have devastating consequences for bodies that have just undergone the trauma of surgery. Your in-home care plan will be designed specifically for you in order to ensure we meet all of your needs. Your care provider may also help you travel to follow-up appointments and communicate with your medical team regarding post-surgical care. If your home care plan includes assistive or personal care, your caregiver may even run errands for you or do some light housekeeping.
How many hours a day will my caregiver be with me?
The amount of time you will spend with your caregiver will depend on your needs. Our in-home health care professionals can offer support for a few hours a week or 24 hours a day. You and your home care coordinator will be able to discuss the best schedule once you understand the extent of your procedure and the expected length and complexity of your recovery. Speaking with your surgeon regarding your post-operative care plan can be a good way to gauge how much help you will need while your body is healing.
If you are interested in discussing home health care options for post-surgical care, contact Partnership for Health in Atlanta, GA today. Call us at (770) 629-0957 to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced home health coordinators. We serve patients from Atlanta GA, Mableton GA, Austell GA, Smyrna GA, Marietta GA, Sandy Springs GA, Hampton GA, Cobb County GA, East Point GA, and College Park GA.