Creating the Perfect Space for Recovering From Surgery at Home
Recovering from surgery can be a long, painful, and frustrating process. Luckily, it can be a process made more comfortable if in-home recovery care is an option.
There are many advantages to recovering from surgery at home vs. staying in a hospital (besides saving the hospital bills):
- Better sleep
- Social company of loved ones
- Reduced exposure to infection
Learning how to prepare your home for after surgery and crafting the optimal conditions takes some planning, but with the correct supplies and support, the road to recovery can be shorter.
Here are a few things you may need to prepare:
- Hand sanitizer/antibacterial soap
- Lots of books, movies, magazines, and your entertainment of choice
- Comfy clothes
- Positioning pillows
- Pre-cooked/easy to make meals
- Prescriptions/over the counter remedies
- Emergency contact numbers
- Help from friends or family
These are all common-sense steps for most of us, but it’s never a bad idea to make a list for recovering from surgery at home anyway.
In addition to these, there are other things you may need to prepare for in-home recovery care:
- Home medical supplies to help with limited mobility. Raised toilet seats, shower chairs, walkers, and foldable wheelchairs are all great items to aid in recovery.
- Medical supply rentals help put the convenience of a hospital’s furnishings in your home. Medical bed rentals, power lift chair rentals, and hospital trapeze are useful options when your surgery leaves you debilitated for some time.
- Comfort-supporting accessories such as cold-therapy devices (if suggested by your doctor), neck-and-shoulder support cushions, wedge seat cushions, and knee support cushions can help make the patient more comfortable depending on the injury.
These tools, paired with a comfortable, peaceful environment, make for a haven of at-home postoperative healing when recovering from surgery. We offer many of these products and more to assist. We’re here to help! Feel free to contact us with questions, comments, feedback, or to find support when you’re learning how to prepare your home for after-surgery recovery for yourself or a loved one.
Here’s to a speedy recovery!