While it is often hoped for that an elderly loved one that has undergone surgery will receive an improved quality of life, the initial recovery period after the surgery leaves them vulnerable in a variety of ways. Though you could have been taking great care of your elder prior to the surgery, they will most likely require a registered nurse that has performed extensive post-operative care.
For residents of Wicomico County, MD, Coastal Home Care has offered the services of highly-trained and certified nursing assistants and caregivers, for tasks such as medication management, hospice support, and dementia caregiving. In our nearly 10 years working in home caregiving, we have proven ourselves to be among the best services in the area.
Here are some reasons why getting your loved on a nurse for post-operative care is important:
Assurance in Recovery
One of the key factors in ensuring elderly individuals properly recover from their surgeries is to make sure their bodies stave off illness and infection. As knowledgeable as you may be in caring for your loved one, assuring that they recover from a recent operation is a very different experience, requiring extensive knowledge in potential illnesses and infection and the ability to promptly identify and treatment as soon as symptoms appear.
Differences with Age
A nurse’s knowledge and skills is integral to an elder’s post-operative recovery due to the sheer differences their body has compared to those that are younger. As we age, the body’s natural regenerative ability slows down, making recovery from serious surgeries a lengthier process than when we were young. On average, elderly patients have a higher risk of mortality during their recovery. This means it is vital that a professional is standing by at all times to check on your loved one’s condition in all stages of their recovery.
Most individuals already have busy schedules on top of caring for their loved ones, thus caring for them after their surgery is much more difficult. In order to properly monitor your elderly loved one’s recovery, hiring a nurse will not only ensure they are always looked after, it will also promote a faster recovery by having critical symptoms treated as soon as they arise.
Coastal Home Care: Comforting Post-Operative Care in Wicomico County, MD
Hiring a nurse to perform post-operative care for your aging family member will increase the likelihood of a fast and smooth recovery. It will also certainly maintain your loved one’s comfort throughout their rehabilitation, with their nurse providing nutritious meals, prompt medication management, and watchful assistance as they travel around your home.
At Coastal Home Care, we thoroughly train our nurses through an intensive, hands-on process to certify their abilities in identifying, treating, and comforting their patients with nearly any condition or ailment. We have provided satisfied post-operative care to patients throughout Wicomico County, Maryland, who have found the personalized treatment our nurses provided both comforting and essential to their full recovery.
If you have a loved one that is planned to undergo a serious operation, contact us at (866) 687-7307 for any questions and future assistance.