Seniors go under the knife for a number of reasons, and whether it is something substantial like knee replacement or cancer surgery, or something less serious such as removing cataracts, sometimes home care is a necessity. Senior care providers can not only help older adults' recovery go smoothly, but they may also be able to help them return to normal function more quickly.
A loss of independence is one of the biggest concerns among seniors who have had surgery. Depending on the severity of the operation, seniors may find it difficult to perform activities of daily living, meal preparation and homemaking duties that may have once found easy. Home care providers are well-suited to help seniors perform such tasks until they've regained the strength and mobility to do so on their own.
Perhaps most importantly, home care can easily be tailored to meet the unique needs of each individual patient. While one senior may need assistance with a variety of tasks each day, others may just need a caregiver to stop by a few times a week to make sure they are progressing as they should be.
Although surgery can be a significant bump in the road to independent living, thanks to the various services of home care, it doesn't have to be.