All carers on Curam are

Personally interviewed

DBS & Biometric ID checked

Fully insured

What is post-operative care?

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:

Enable you to recover independently at home
Help with medications, bandages and dressings
Aid with mobility and exercise
Prevent falls and accidents around the home
Provide transport to and from appointments
Support with personal hygiene and bathing

How does post-operative care at home work?

Share your care needs

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

Post-operative care services

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.

Types of care

Post-operative and convalescent care is tailored to you. This kind of care can take many forms depending on your needs:

Care following a joint replacement surgery, such as knee or hip replacement
Care following cataract surgery or other eye surgery
Care following a mastectomy or other cancer-related surgery
Care following an organ transplant
Care following a stroke
Care following a serious fall
Live in care

Live in-care for 24/7 support

Hourly care

Hourly care according to their schedule

Overnight care

Overnight care, including both sleeping night and waking night care

Respite care

Respite care while your regular carer goes on holiday or suddenly unavailable

Responsibilities, duties and tasks of a convalescent carer

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:

Help travelling to and from the hospital and appointments
Assistance with everyday domestic tasks, such as cleaning the home
Assistance taking prescribed medicines
Personal care such as washing, dressing and continence care
Support through treatments and therapies
Preventing falls and accidents in the home
Help with mobility and exercise
Assistance with shopping and trips outside of the home
Any specialist care, according to your needs