Having set-backs like surgery can be no fun at all. We understand—and that’s why Medical Home Care Professionals have dedicated the last 36+ years to serving Shasta County in helping our beloved clients recover.
In regards to recovery, every situation can be different and look different based on what your primary physician prescribed. However, there are some things you can do to set yourself up for a smoother recovery. Of course, consult with your doctor if you have questions about some of these as they are meant to lighten the load, prevent injury and/or pain, and help you get back on your feet.
- Use hand sanitizer and antibacterial soap. This is especially important—especially post-op. After surgery, it’s vitally important to wash your hands as often as you can and to avoid touching the area of work without first sanitizing your hands. Soap up!
- Grab some help. This means with everyday tasks like doing your laundry or putting the dishes away or even walking your dog. While these may seem like tasks that aren’t strenuous, they very well could be after an injury and while you’re recovering. Some of our home healthcare physicians can assist you with minor tasks, but we also recommend calling your friends and family before your procedure to set these things up to lighten your load.
- Meal prepping is also a big one. You don’t want to have to Uber every single meal or continually request someone make you something while you are recovering. So planning your meals is highly recommended. This looks like meal prepping several meals at a time is easy to make, and easy to freeze foods that will keep you full without breaking the bank.
- Home health care isn’t only for the elderly. Whatever treatment is needed in the hospital, as long as your physician releases you for inpatient care, we can come to the comfort of your home to continue on the road to recovery. Many times, those with tight schedules can opt for something like home care because it provides flexibility and privacy.
- Have your doctors’ number and our home health care provider’s information on-hand. This is important, especially if we aren’t dedicating 24-7 service. It’s always wise to know exactly who to call to prevent unwanted sleepless nights from worrying about complications.
Implementing a few of these tips before your procedure can help, but don’t worry! We are here to help. Today, Medical Home Care Professionals are one of the largest locally owned and operated agencies in Shasta County and have clinical teams of nurses, therapists, social service workers, Aides, and caregivers that are dedicated to providing our patients/clients with, respect, dignity, and quality care to guarantee a positive experience while healing at home. Give us a call today to learn more at 530-226-5577.