Recovery from surgery can be rough for seniors because they heal more slowly and they’re at an increased risk of complications. The good news is that there are a few ways you can help your loved one heal and recover easier from their surgery.
Consider the following three ways you can help ease your loved one through the healing process and make rehab and recovery a breeze.
- Make a list of items that your loved one will need. After surgery, many people may bring home new medications. But seniors may require items such as compression socks, leg braces, or a wheelchair. When you scramble at the last minute to find these items, you can create unneeded stress for both you and your loved one. That said, create a list ahead of the surgery so you’ll be prepared with what you need in advance.
- Prepare the house for their return. When your loved one is returning home from their surgery, it’s best if the house is cleaned and furniture is re-arranged to remove any hazards and obstacles. Pathways ought to be cleared and any throw rugs that could be easily slipped on or tripped over should be removed. It’s also a good idea to make your loved one a bed on the main floor if they live in a two-story home so they don’t need to climb the stairs.
- Determine if a rehab facility is the best option. It may be better for your loved one to recover in a place that’s specifically designed to ease their rehabilitation. If you don’t have a lot of time to help your loved one recover, they may benefit from on-hand nursing assistants and a medication technician. With speech, occupational, and physical therapists available in a rehab facility, your loved one can make their way through recovery and get back home.
Where can I find physical rehab facilities near me?
If you or a loved one are looking for physical rehab facilities after surgery, you don’t need to look far. According to the American Health Care Association, there are up to 15,655 skilled nursing care centers in the United States.
Manor Grove offers rehab facilities in St Louis and Kirkwood so you can recover from your surgery closer to home. To learn more about rehab services or long term care, contact Manor Grove today.