Home health care can help your body heal by allowing you to rest while we take care of you and your home. After surgery your body is weak and needs time to heal and repair itself. Some surgery may heal quickly and some need lots of time before it will be completely healed. What you have to do is to help your body to bring back the strength that was lost. Here are the 8 tips that your body needs to have a smooth recovery after surgery:
1. Prepare the home for the patient’s return
Make the patient feel comfortable as possible; transfer their room on the main level to avoid the need to go upstairs. Clear pathways; remove all the unnecessary things that the patient may bump into and clean the house to avoid infections.
2. Do all you can to prevent infections
Weak stage, getting infections are at high risk. Best way to prevent germs, wash your hands often. Scrub all surfaces, palm, thumbs, fingertips, nails, for 20 seconds. You can also use alcohol sanitizers. Change bandages regularly, surgical sites need to be cleansed properly.
3. Do breathing exercises
Pneumonia can affect your immune system. It is an infection that can cause inflammation in the air sacs in lungs. Breathing exercises or a simple walking after surgery can promote the flow of oxygen in blood flow which can also prevent lung problems.
4. Eat healthy food and get plenty of rest
Eating right can prevent complications; it can also help the wound heal quickly. Eat plenty of fiber during recovering from surgery, it can prevent constipation. Constipation after surgery can give uncomfortable pains, and it can promote complications. Eat high fiber food such as whole grain bread. Avoid dried and processed foods, cheese, daily products and red meat, it can cause constipation.
5. Attend follow up appointments
Of course, after surgery you have to continue regular appointments with your surgeon. Medical professionals should check and monitor your health. If you also have stitches or wounds have the medical professionals clean and change your bandages to avoid infections, and for them to see if there are improvements or infected areas.
6. Follow Medical Provider’s discharge instructions
After surgery, your doctor will provide discharge instructions. It usually includes medications, diet, schedule of follow up appointments, and what therapy you should do. Discharge instructions are given to support and help you with your recovery days.
7. Get plenty of rest
You don’t have to force yourself to walk or do exercises especially when you just had a major surgery. Avoid stress, and tiring movements. Do not forget that your body is still weak and needs rest before going back to its normal state.
8. Consider Home Health Care and services
Last but not the least; consider home health care and services. They are professionals that provide care services in the comfort of your home. They can help and assist you with your daily activity during recovery.