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Surgery Assistance vs. Hospital to Home Care

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Hospitalization and surgery are common as people age, but that doesn’t make these experiences any less stressful. Fortunately, older adults do not have to face surgery or the transition from hospital to home alone. A trained personal caregiver with expertise in these areas can provide extra support and care.

At Corewood Care, we’ve designed two specialized care programs to help older adults who have had a recent hospital stay or surgical procedure. Our pre- and post-surgery assistance and hospital to home care provide similar functions. However, each service offers unique benefits to those in need. Read on to learn how these two programs differ so that you can determine what’s best for you.

What Is Surgery Assistance?

Preparing for surgery and recovering after a procedure can be difficult for older adults and the families who support them. Our surgery assistance service is designed to make this situation less stressful for all involved. 

At Corewood Care, we provide surgery assistance both before the surgical procedure takes place and after the operation. The period before surgery is important, as there is a lot to prepare for and consider. Our professional personal caregivers help older adults go into their procedure with confidence and understanding, providing services such as:

  • Appointment setups and reminders.
  • Adjustments around the home to aid the recovery process.
  • Guidance for informed care and lifestyle decisions.
  • Long-term planning to manage the client’s condition.
  • Transportation to the hospital.

Once the surgical procedure is complete, our caregivers adjust their services to ensure clients can focus on rest and recovery. At-home aids take care of all their client’s needs, including medication management and assistance with the activities of daily living. Caregivers also help clients follow the post-surgery care plan provided by their medical team to prevent infection, minimize pain and aid the healing process. 

What Is Hospital to Home Care?

Hospital to home care is similar to our post-surgical services. However, this program focuses on any hospital discharge — not just surgery. This option provides those struggling with chronic conditions the treatment and support they need to transition to home life after a hospital stay. 

A hospital discharge brings a sense of relief, but going home requires the proper care to minimize the risk of complications. Our experienced caregivers support patients as they transition back to daily life, helping reduce the risk of infection, fall or readmission to the hospital. Services include:

  • Transportation home.
  • Setting up doctor’s or clinician’s appointments.
  • Daily meal delivery or preparation.
  • Assistance with daily living.
  • Help with mobility.

Can These Two Services Be Used Together?

At Corewood Care, we tailor our services to each client’s unique needs, so our surgery assistance can be used in conjunction with our hospital to home care services. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of care, so we work with our clients to meet their needs and ensure they can focus on rest and recovery.

Which Service Is Best for You?

Our hospital to home and surgery assistance services are designed to ease the transition following a hospital stay. However, each has a different goal. Before and after surgery care focuses on mitigating complications following the procedure to minimize health risks. Our hospital to home program aims to make any hospital discharge more comfortable and convenient.

Find Tailored Care Plans at Corewood Care

For clients facing surgery or those who need a little assistance with transitioning home after a hospitalization, Corewood Care is here for you. We understand that each client’s needs and goals differ, so we tailor plans to whatever best suits each person. Schedule your free care assessment today to learn how we can help you. 

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