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.
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.