Seniors who just underwent surgery require extra care. We need to pay extra attention on the first forty-eight hours because this is a very crucial time for the patient. During this time, movement is very limited since the muscles are still stiff from all that bed rest. Therefore, it is very important that the right person is readily available at the elderly’s beck and call. It is necessary that the caregiver chosen knows how to deal with the special needs of the elderly. Knowing that our senior is in the able hands of a professional just eases the worry and gives us peace of mind.
It sounds so simple, yet wound care is very critical for a fast recovery. Getting the proper care from a professional can mean a seamless healing with an infinitely lesser chance of an infection.
It is important to monitor pain after a surgery. Why? Because it is so easy to ignore and abuse pain medication, especially if no one is watching. A home care provider can assist in reminding clients of when medications are due.
ACTIVITIES OF DAILY LIVING
A trained caregiver can assist with bathing, grooming, oral care, dressing, transferring, maintaining continence, meal preparation, errands and walking. It is crucial that our loved ones are able to heal swiftly and smoothly, and having the right caregiver can assist not only with ADL’s but also emotional support and companionship to help speed the healing process.
It is best to leave intense physical therapy to the professionals. PTs (Physical Therapists) know the proper technique and the science behind each approach. If this task is left to someone who doesn’t have the proper training it could spell disaster and may do further damage to the elderly’s health.
There are so many home care assistance options in Orange County. If you want the best quality of service, Parentis Health Senior Care is dedicated to provide first-class care for your loved ones. Let us help our loved ones heal at home. Call Parentis Health Senior Care today at 949-305-2745 for both your home care and home health needs.