Spending time in hospital away from your loved ones can be a very stressful experience and once you are ready to return home, organising your care can be a daunting prospect.
Prior to your time in hospital, it is important to limit stress as much as possible by ensuring that you are fully informed about what the procedure entails, the potential outcomes and the care you may require after.
Once you obtain the necessary information in relation to your surgery or stay in hospital, it will enable you to make more informed decisions regarding your care. By having a comprehensive understanding of your surgery or hospital stay and its implications you can proactively plan for the necessary support, such as arranging for assistance with dressing changes, ensuring someone is available to help you with your mobility or coordinating the presence of a caregiver who can provide support throughout your recovery journey.
During your hospital stay you should take the time to discuss with your doctors and nurses about what you should anticipate after your procedure. Their expertise can provide invaluable insight into the specific care requirements you will need. To facilitate these conversations, consider asking the following questions:
In addition to consulting with your doctors and nurses, it may be beneficial to seek advice from various healthcare professionals such as occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. In more complex cases you may also have the opportunity to communicate with a discharge co-ordinator who can provide further guidance and support.
Understanding the essential equipment required for a safe recovery at home is crucial. Depending on your specific needs, you might require items such as a hospital bed, dressing supplies, hoists, a commode, and assistance with mobility such as a zimmer frame. You can speak with the hospital, or your chosen care provider to explore options for obtaining the necessary equipment.
After your hospital stay, feeling overwhelmed and nervous about what comes next is normal. Whether you’re caring for yourself, relying on loved ones, or seeking help from healthcare professionals, remember it’s okay to ask for assistance.
A District Nurse will provide support and care for clients in their own homes, they can assess your healthcare requirements and engage in a discussion about your care plan to ensure a well-rounded approach to your care. If you require assistance with wound dressings, injections, or daytime visits to put your mind at ease during your recovery, this may be covered by your District Nurse.
If you seek the peace of mind and personalised care that you can have control over, reaching out to a trusted care agency like Cavendish Homecare can give you the peace of mind and reassurance that you need.
The Cavendish Homecare team are well equipped with the skills and experience to talk you through your post operative recovery and curate a tailored care plan to suit your individual needs, helping you with:
At Cavendish Homecare, we deliver exceptional post-operative care in the familiar surroundings of your own home, empowering you to regain your sense of self. To learn more about our services and how we can assist with your hospital discharge, please reach out to our team at 020 3008 5210 or email us at email@example.com. We are here to discuss further and address any questions or concerns you may have.