Home Health Care: Not Just for The Extremely Ill

Is Your Spouse Having Major Surgery? What to Consider if You Can't Take Off Work While They Recover

If your spouse is about to undergo a very serious surgery that could take weeks for recovery, you may not be able to take a lot of time off work to care for them. Not only do they need care while they rest and recover, they may also need to get to doctor appointments and physical therapy sessions. If it won't be possible for you to do this all on your own, one option to look into is an assisted living center.

Medical Care through Recovery

Medical care may be necessary after the surgery and as they recover, which can be hard for you to do at home if you no medical background. You may need to do the following:

  • Change dressings and clean the surgical site
  • Check for complications
  • Check vitals

In the assisted living center all of this will be completed for you by the staff members that are trained to care for patients post operation.

Daily Therapy

Many people will need therapy after a surgery, to help with the movement of that area of the body, along with other things like speech and motor skills. Instead of trying to get your spouse to each therapist where they need to go, the assisted living center will have experts making their rounds throughout the week. This makes getting the therapy that's needed easy to schedule.

Avoid In-Home Strangers

Are you not interested in having someone in your home? If you want to avoid having strangers taking care of your spouse when no one else is home, and where there isn't someone who can supervise what is going on around your home, and with the care of your spouse, the assisted living center keeps strangers off the property. In home care companies can send multiple people, which often makes the patient unhappy and uncomfortable.

It may not be ideal to have to leave your spouse at an assisted living facility while they are recovering, but if trying to care for them is too much for you to handle, and you can't take that much time off work to do a good job, then you should trust the professionals at a facility. You won't have to stress that your spouse isn't getting the things that they need throughout the day, or that they are at the risk of getting hurt trying to do too much, and instead they can heal quickly and safely. 

To learn more about your options, contact services like Cedar Village. 

About Me

Home Health Care: Not Just for The Extremely Ill

My mother passed away recently, and my father had a much more difficult time accepting her passing than we expected. He refused to talk to anyone about his feelings or allow anyone to visit to help him around the house. He soon caught the flu, and he finally agreed to allow us to have someone to help him around the house temporarily. To our surprise, the home health care aide we had help him said that while he was quiet during her first visit, he soon began chatting with her a lot and even shared his feelings about our mother! I decided to create a blog to share my story and inspire other children of parents who aren't ill, yet need a little help, to not be afraid to offer it to their parents. You may be surprised when they are actually happy to have it!

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