Most often, patients are offered post-surgery care at home. This gives them an environment where they feel
comfortable, leading to a quick recovery. However, family members with busy schedules or no experience in home
health care, may not be able to administer the right care for recovering patients at home. In such cases, their patient
may unintentionally be neglected which can prevent emotional and physical healing. We're sure you don't want that!
Here's a list of three things you can do to take care of your recovering loved ones at home:
Invest in Availing Trusted & Skilled Nursing Care at Home
After surgery, your patient might look okay. They may be able to perform routine tasks to some extent. They may even
crack jokes or engage in leisurely hobbies such as reading, writing, or binge-watching their favourite show. However,
internally their bodies are in the process of healing. At this stage, it is crucial for them to get nursing care at home from
What does nursing at home include?
Administering medicines on time
Regularly changing the dressing
Assisting in light physical activity (if advised by your doctor)
Observing and communicating the patient's progress to your doctor
Please Note:Some patients object or are uncomfortable with the idea of 'being taken care of'. But for their well-being,
we strongly advise you to hire professional nurses at home.
Say a BIG “YES!” to Healthy Home-Cooked Meals
Food that boosts healing post-surgery includes:
Healthy fats (fats such as ghee, full-fat milk, coconut oil help to strengthen the immune system)
Dark leafy vegetables (help to prevent blood clotting)
Meat or other vegetarian alternatives of protein (aids in muscle repair)
Probiotics (sources of good bacteria to ward off infection)
Whole grains (good carbs to maintain energy levels)
Pro Tip: Direct sources of the foods mentioned above are nuts, seeds, olive oil, spinach, egg, tofu, poultry, yoghurt,
coconut water, herbal tea, and whole wheat.
Create a Lively and Peaceful Atmosphere for Homebound Patients
Imagine being bedridden or locked up in one place for several weeks. Undoubtedly, it can get frustrating and lonely,
putting people on the verge of depression or heightened irritability. That is why, in addition to good physical care, it is
equally, if not more, important to promote an environment of tranquillity at home. Pay attention to your patient's mood,
take note of any behavioural changes, and be mindful of the measures you take to cheer them up.
A few ways to keep recovering patients engaged:
Group therapy sessions
Give them space (don't be overbearing)
Encourage light activity (e.g., a walk in the park)
Brighten up their room (flowers and balloons do help!)
Encourage family members to share light-hearted moments with them
We hope these tips help you. At SaathEase, our experienced caretakers, nursing staff, and doctors excel in offering
home health care services to recovering or homebound patients. We also provide home care for the elderly. Read more
about our offerings here!
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