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Post-operative or convalescent care is designed to help anyone who is recuperating at home following an injury, surgery, illness or other hospital stay. This short-term and flexible care option is suited to people of all ages who need help during their recovery. Curam's experienced convalescent carers provide specialist support to meet your needs throughout the UK.
With a post-operative carer, you can rest, recover and adapt to any changes in your lifestyle in your own home. They can support you in numerous ways:
Post-operative care can be as simple as occasional hourly care to help with specific tasks around the home, or as complex as live-in care or overnight care for full support throughout your recovery. The kind of care you should receive will depend on the length of your recovery, the extent of your mobility and other factors including your overall health. Curam can connect you with carers to meet your specific needs.
Post-operative care can also be referred to as post-hospital care, convalescent care, intermediate care, aftercare or reablement.
While you will need to spend a certain amount of time recovering from most surgeries under observation, continuing that care at home at the recommendation of your doctor can be more restful and affordable than remaining in hospital.
Receiving proper post-operative care at home, either solely from professional carers or in conjunction with family and loved ones, is essential for your recovery. With assistance, you’re less likely to re-injure yourself and more likely to get the rest and regular treatment you need.
Convascalent carers can help you in many ways:
Provide safety and security as you recover at home
Maintain medications and/or wound dressing schedules
Aid with mobility and physical therapy necessary for recovery
Prevent falls and accidents
There are also tangible physical and mental health benefits to live-in care. Being able to maintain your social network and keep up with your favourite hobbies while being cared for is great for your mental well-being. Physical health benefits include reducing the risk of falling and the likelihood of being housebound.
Carers will fulfil the tasks agreed to in their service agreement. These tasks can range from personal care to domestic tasks and chores including shopping, meal preparation and transport. The focus is on making sure you remain safe and healthy through your recovery.
Post-operative and convalescent care is tailored to you. This kind of care can take many forms depending on your needs:
Live in-care for 24/7 support
Hourly care according to their schedule
Overnight care, including both sleeping night and waking night care
Respite care while your regular carer goes on holiday or suddenly unavailable
Post-operative and convalescent carers are there to provide assistance after a hospital discharge. Their duties will depend on your needs, but may include the following: