Whether it is your mother, father, or even a grandparent, surgery can be hard on those who are aging. Following a surgical procedure, it isn't unusual for those who are elderly to experience confusion or even delirium upon coming home, as anesthesia, being cooped up in a hospital room for days, and even some medications can result in a heightened state of anxiety and uncertainty. At Care Indeed, our Bay Area hospital to home recovery care makes it easier on your family, and your loved one following a surgical procedure.
As a caregiver, there are certain things you can do yourself to help your elderly loved one better adjust to being back home, and lessen confusion. These include:
We realize that there are many tasks that must be seen to when an aging loved one transitions from the hospital to home. While family members often take care of these tasks, there are situations in which extra help is needed. Most of us work, and there simply aren't enough hours in the day to get everything done. You may need assistance with non-medical issues including laundry, meal preparation, assistance with personal hygiene, errands, and other tasks. This is where a home caregiver really comes in handy, and takes some of the stress off of family members.
Other areas of focus following a surgical procedure may include:
Aging post-operative patients have many needs, and their mental/physical health must be preserved and promoted throughout the healing process. At Care Indeed, our Bay Area transitional care professionals are here to make the transition from hospital to home easier and less stressful on not only the patient, but your family as well.
Home care is derived from the belief that older adults should be able to age at home with the level of care they need to be safe and comfortable.