Hip surgery can make a tremendous difference in your parent’s life.
If they have experienced a hip fracture, are suffering from arthritis, have experienced extensive wear and tear on their hip joint, or are dealing with the lingering effects of past trauma or other issues, having surgery can dramatically improve their quality of life. This type of surgery can reduce pain, increase the range of motion and flexibility, restore mobility, and grant your parents greater independence, health, and well-being throughout their later years. Despite the benefits and how common this type of surgery is, it is important for you as a family caregiver to realize that this type of surgery carries with it a long and potentially difficult recovery period.
There are many ways you can help your senior through this recovery, but one of the most effective is starting home care for them. An in-home senior care services provider can be with your senior throughout their recovery to offer highly personalized care services tailored toward supporting them through their recovery and encouraging a higher quality of life moving forward.
Some ways a home care provider can help your parent after they undergo hip surgery include:
Managing tasks throughout the house.
After your parent experiences hip surgery, they will be unable to handle basic tasks throughout the home for the first several weeks of their recovery. A home care provider can handle basic household tasks such as laundry, dishes, tidying, and taking out the trash. This not only gives your senior a clean, comfortable environment in which to heal but also allows them to rest and focus on healing and recovery.
Assisting with personal care tasks.
During recovery from hip surgery, your parent will experience difficulty with personal care tasks. Attempting to handle these personal care tasks on their own that can result in damage to the surgical site, falls, and serious injury. A home care provider can help your parent with personal care tasks such as bathing, grooming, and getting dressed
After your parent undergoes hip surgery, they will receive prescriptions as well as guidelines from their doctor. Following through with these guidelines and taking their medications when and how they need to is critical to making sure they get the most benefit from their surgery. This care provider can offer compliance reminders that encourage your parents to take their prescriptions when and how they are supposed to, and that they make good lifestyle choices to follow their doctor’s guidelines
Providing emotional support.
Many elderly adults who undergo hip surgery experience mental and emotional health issues such as depression and anxiety. Companionship and support from a home care provider can help to ease these issues, support more motivation, and encourage a higher quality of life throughout recovery and afterward.
If your aging parent must undergo surgery for a broken hip or has recently undergone such surgery, starting home care for them can be one of the best decisions that you can make. Recovery from a hip fracture, and from subsequent surgery to treat the fracture, can be long and arduous, and your parent will require a considerable amount of care, support, and assistance throughout this time.
An in-home senior care services provider can step in to provide your aging parent with a highly personalized approach to their care. This care will be tailored not only to helping them manage the tasks of recovering from their surgery, but also moving forward in a lifestyle that is healthy, safe, active, and fulfilling. As a family caregiver, knowing that your aging parent is in the hands of a home care provider can be tremendously meaningful and help you to feel more confident that even when you are not able to be with them, they will have everything that they need to handle their recovery and this new chapter in their life in the best way possible.
If you or an aging loved one is considering Home Care Services in Anderson, OH, please contact the caring staff at Queen City Elder Care today. Serving Cincinnati and Surrounding Communities. Call Us Today (513) 510-4410.
Michele Vollmer is a visionary leader who is perpetually searching for ways to improve, so to remain at the leading edge of the home care industry.She has served in the healthcare industry since 1989, including pharmaceutical and home health sales, as well as hospice sales and sales management.
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