Post Surgical Recovery

Physical healing and recovery after surgery, whether planned or unplanned, takes time and effort. More often than not, help from professionals as well as family or friends contributes greatly to positive outcomes.

Common Surgical Recoveries Seen in Home Health Care

  • Joint Replacement (Hip, knees, shoulders)
  • Broken Bone Repair
  • Heart Bypass Surgery, Angioplasty, and Cardiovascular Surgeries
  • Mastectomy
  • Ostomy and Colostomy
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Back surgery
  • Gastro-intestinal surgery
  • Wound debridement

Intermittent home nursing and rehabilitation visits after discharge from the hospital can help get a patient, thru the next several weeks, as a sense of normalcy and independence becomes the focus of each daily decision.

A few target areas for home health care:

  • Surgical incision care
  • Regaining strength, mobility, and range of motion
  • Nutrition tips
  • Symptom and vital sign monitoring
  • Pain management
  • Care of drains and tubes
  • Breathing techniques
  • Self-managing medication regimen
  • Safety and independence with moving around the house
  • Activities of daily living and hygiene

If surgery is anticipated for you or a loved one call Axiom Home to learn how we can help with a smooth recovery. Please call 734-324-3166

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