Nursing Home Care for Recovery After a Hospital Stay, Surgery, Illness, or Injury

A stay in the hospital can be due to an expected or unexpected surgery, illness, or injury, and can take quite a toll on the human body. The recovery process can be tough as the body heals from treatment, and many chose to heal in their home, where they are most comfortable. While the healing process after surgery, illness or injury can vary, having in-home Skilled Nursing Care can be the best option for a full recovery while continuing to live in the comfort of your home. The skilled team at Nursing Plus of Broward can assist with a variety of post-hospital tasks to help keep you or your loved one happy and safe during their recovery.

Post-Surgery Home Care

If you or your loved one has gone through surgery or is expecting to have a procedure, it’s important to have a quality post-op care plan in place. One of the most important priorities after surgery should be properly caring for the surgical site or incision. Wound Management can be tricky, especially if the patient has an increased likelihood of contracting an infection or has particularly delicate skin that could become irritated or even tear from too much pressure and certain types of adhesive.

An experienced in-home Skilled Nurse from Nursing Plus of Broward will regularly care for the wound, as ordered by the physician, and examine the surgical site for signs of infection or other issues. They’ll also know the best way to keep the area clean and covered without causing undue pain.

Medication Administration and Reminders

Even if they otherwise wouldn’t need the reminder, someone recovering from surgery or illness might need help to remember when to take their medications, which medications to take, and in which order they should be taken. This is especially true when they are taking multiple medications. It can simply be too easy to take the wrong medication or the wrong dose, and that’s a dangerous situation for you or your loved one to be in and can lead to further health consequences.

An in-home nurse will be able to:

  • Assist with medication management; supply the patient with a list of the medications and supplements he or she is taking, instruct and educate the patient and caregivers on each medication and its use, its side effects and when to notify a health care professional re: any adverse drug reactions or side effects
  • Administer injectable and intravenous medications as well as instruct the patient and their caregivers regarding these medications
  • Communicate to the patient’s physician re: non-adherence to prescribed medications, incorrect doses of medications taken, inaccuracies in the medication record, potential duplicate medications as well as notify need for medication refills

Help with Daily Tasks

Tasks so important and ubiquitous in our daily lives that we barely even think about them, such as rising from bed and using the restroom, become very difficult and even painful for some people recovering from surgery, illness or injury.

Seniors often have compromised mobility due to stiff joints or other pain issues, and those problems are only compounded after surgery. Something that might have been a minor inconvenience before could prove too much to handle entirely. This is where an in-home Home Health Aide can assist.

Nursing Plus of Broward can assist with daily tasks such as:

Showering or bathing

Showering or bathing

Getting dressed

Getting dressed

Brushing teeth

Brushing teeth

Making meals

Making meals

Transportation to appointments

Transportation to appointments

Light cleaning

Light cleaning

This can be a big relief for people who might feel as though they are depending upon their family too much. Additionally, keeping one’s surrounding environment clean and tidy is important to their physical and mental health as they recover. It can prove to be an especially important way to stave off depression and infection.

Customized Home Care After Hospitalization

No matter what you or your loved one is facing, the team at Nursing Plus of Broward can help. We understand the difficulties you’re facing and are happy to provide skilled hospital-level care in the comfort of one’s home. From assisting with medication management, to physical therapy strengthening exercises to assist with a shower, we can help keep you or your loved one as healthy and safe as possible. We’ll also create a customized care plan that is designed based upon you or your loved one’s specific needs, challenges, personality, and environment. There is no “one size fits all” solution to home health care, which is why we pride ourselves on developing a plan of care for each individual for whom we care.

Call Nursing Plus of Broward at 833-JFNURSE to get started with our home care services for seniors recovering from an injury, surgery, or illness in the hospital today!

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