How Can In-Home Health Care from Visiting Angels Dallas Help Seniors Recover from Surgery?

Learn how our essential in-home health care services help seniors in Dallas, TX recover from surgery in comfortable, familiar surroundings

As your loved one ages, it is likely that they will need to undergo some form of surgery. Orthopedic procedures, such as knee, hip or shoulder replacements, are common within the senior community. However, these types of operations often result in a long physical recovery period. In-home health care services from Visiting Angels Dallas can help your loved one maintain independence, reduce the likelihood of re-admission and make a full recovery in the comfort of home.

Home Care and the Discharge Process

It’s common for seniors to return directly home following an orthopedic surgery. One particular study from the Rothman Institute at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School in Philadelphia finds that around 90 percent of patients are discharged directly home. And while your loved one may get the comfort they are seeking by recovering at home, chances are they are going to require additional in-home care to fully recover.

This is why Visiting Angels Dallas has developed our in-home health care program, developed specifically to support recovery following an operation. As an agency that strictly provides essential personal home care services, we cannot administer medication or perform other medical services but we are able to assist with the physical needs of seniors following surgery.

How Our In-Home Health Care Services Can Help Seniors in Dallas

What separates Visiting Angels from other caregiver agencies is our full commitment to providing personalized senior care plans suited to your loved one’s specific needs. Our care coordinators will work diligently with you and your loved one to establish a personalized plan that fits their needs and takes into account your loved one’s schedule. This way, your senior loved one gets the care that they need and in the way that suits them best.

Our professional caregivers help in many ways, including:

  • Meal Preparation - While your loved one is recovering at home, our in-home health care professionals will make sure that they receive their meals at the right times and are getting their daily nutritional intake
  • Mobility Assistance - Our caregivers can help with moving around the house, and thus reducing the chance of serious injuries from falling
  • Bathing and Grooming Help - We can help with dressing, bathing, and any other toileting and grooming needs
  • Transportation - We can provide safe transportation to follow-up appointments, making sure to listen to a doctor's ordered care plan and report back to the family and our office

Getting Started with Visiting Angels Dallas is Simple

Once you know the date of your loved one's procedure, simply call our office to schedule a consultation. This free, no-commitment assessment must be completed prior to starting care. We will meet with you and your loved one in their residence to get a complete understanding of their situation. We can determine exactly what home care services they will require and create a schedule for when a caregiver will come into the home.

Your care schedule is flexible and hours can be added if more assistance is required. Your family may choose to have 24-hour home care immediately following a loved one's operation, and slowly decrease their weekly hours until a full recovery is made. Your schedule is completely up to you - and we will do our best to accommodate any changes!

To find out more about how we can help your senior loved one with post-surgery rehabilitation, contact our local Dallas, TX, office today.

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