What is Post-Operative Care?
Recovering from a surgery can be physically and mentally exhausting for the patient, as well as their loved ones. Post-operative care (commonly called post-op care) is specialized rehabilitation by a medical professional to ensure healing goes smoothly. Depending on the type of surgery, the type of care involved can be quite extensive. Having post-op care provided in your home can help with recuperation and establish normality as quickly as possible.
Nova’s Post-Operative Care Services
At Nova Home Care & Staffing we know that taking care of a loved one after a big surgery can be overwhelming. There is no need to take it on all by yourself. The diverse team of medical professionals (nurses and health aides) at Nova can greatly alleviate the stress that follows an operation and will be on hand to make sure no complications arise. Some of the support we provide to patients and their loved ones includes the following:
- Changing bandages and re-dressing wounds
- Cleaning wounds to preventing infection
- Catheter or colostomy bag maintenance
- Staying on top of medications
- Helping around the house
- Bathing and hygiene assistance
- Meal preparation
On top of these tasks, our in home health care team members are there to provide emotional support and companionship. The hands on medical tasks are important but we also pride ourselves on helping our patients feel comfortable and cared for on the road to recovery. We always make sure patients are matched with caregivers that have all the relevant skill sets they will need.
We understand that bringing a caregiver into your home is not a decision that most people make lightly. Many people will want to care for their loved ones on their own. Our experienced, compassionate team members will immediately alleviate any worries you might have. Contact us today to learn more about your post-operative care services and to go over your specific case.