Postoperative Care or Post-op Care is the immediate care a patient receives after surgery throughout the inpatient( (admission) and outpatient (discharge) period if necessary.
After surgery, most individuals cannot care for themselves or tend to over-exert their bodies. Therefore, a patient may require the assistance of someone else, as most critical surgeries can leave patients with impaired physical and social skills and possibly prolonged hospitalization. Hence, planning postoperative rehabilitation ahead of surgery is crucial for both the surgery and healing stages. The road to recovery is challenging, physically and mentally, and different for everyone. A patient and doctor consult is recommended to grasp what post-surgery will look like to prepare themselves for the journey ahead and get a postop plan designed by a rehabilitation professional to help them recover faster.
Postoperative care is highly effective and can refer to any needs after surgery, such as care coordination, including wound care, pain and medication management, bathing, eating, and other necessities. Trained rehabilitation specialists work closely with patients to restore their quality of life, and Home Health Companions provides that for all patients.
Exerting yourself trying to manage your postop care can have negative consequences, leading to a drawn-out recovery process that could have been prevented by preparing to have the right help. Get help with Home Health Companions, and allow us to provide the care needed to make your healing process more comfortable for your mental and physical well-being.
Choosing Home Health Companions to recover is the best decision you could make. Reduce the risk of complications and return to your daily routine most effectively and efficiently, thanks to our trained team of nurses and specialists prepared to care for your needs after any surgery.
Advantages of Postoperative Care:
- Reduces the risk of postoperative infections and pulmonary complications.
- It makes a recovery more manageable and helps to make healing faster.
- Allows for better medication and pain management.
- Tracks the progress of recovery.
- It helps in regaining full mobility.
- Limits potential overexertion.