Post Operative Care

The ADA Extended Home care staff will work with you and your family to make sure that a compassionate and quality caregiver will be present when you need them to provide post hospital home care. Whether you are recovering from a fall, from surgery, or other health issue, we will provide the right care professional for you, be it a nurse, a physiotherapist, an occupational therapist or PSW. Post operative care will be unique and customized to provide rehabilitation for each patient, depending on the type surgery and their general health before and after surgery.

The aim of a postoperative care plan is to avoid developing complications and promote healing in the time after surgery to improve the patient’s overall health. As well as providing elderly home care our caregivers are trained to recognize the signs of postoperative complications,and to seek immediate medical assistance.

  • Infection
  • Constipation
  • Blood cloth
  • Problems at the surgical site

Our caregivers will be there to provide non-medical services and compassionate care while the patient recovers. Caregivers will monitor the administering of medication, encourage completion of prescribed physical therapy regimes and maintain overall health through proper nutrition and hydration. Our reliable caregivers may assist with bathing and dressing if required and run home errands.

Questions to ask before you go home

After a surgery patients have the opportunity to ask hospital medical team any questions or concerns they may have. These questions will help our caregivers to develop non medical plan of postoperative recovery. Questions to ask include:

  • Will I need any special supplies or medications when I go home?
  • What side effects can I expect?
  • What things should I avoid?
  • Will I require a caregiver or physical therapist?
  • When can I resume normal activity?

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