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Post-Surgical Care

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Supporting Patients' Recovery at Home. One of the major concerns doctors have over patients returning to their homes after surgery is surgical site infections (SSI). According to the National Library of Medicine (NLB), it’s estimated that SSIs occur in about 2-5% of patients undergoing inpatient surgery in the United States. This happens when patients don’t take the necessary precautions to avoid contact with germs on a surgical wound. With proper home care, patients' post-surgical recovery would be smooth and devoid of health hazards. Research published in Science Direct showed that 45% of patients depend on various medical home help services after surgery.
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Post-surgical care plays a vital role in ensuring a patient's successful recovery and reducing the risk of complications after a surgical procedure. The period following surgery is crucial for the patient's well-being and requires specialized attention. 
Studies have consistently shown that proper post-hospital care significantly contributes to improved patient outcomes such as:

  • Reduced rates of complications
  • Lower readmission rates
  • Faster recovery times compared to those who do not receive comprehensive care
  • Shorter hospital stays
  • Reduced pain levels

Challenges Associated with Postoperative Nursing Care

While post-hospital care is essential, several challenges may arise during this critical period. They include:

1. Communication Gaps

Inadequate communication between the surgical team, hospital staff, and home care providers can lead to fragmented care and patient needs misunderstandings. Establishing effective channels of communication and ensuring all parties are well-informed about the patient's care plan is crucial for seamless post-surgical care.

2. Medication Errors and Adherence

Due to the plethora of drugs given to patients, they can often be incorrectly administered. Mismanagement of medications can pose significant risks to patients during recovery.

It is essential to have clear medication instructions and regular communication between doctors, post-surgery caregivers, and patients to minimize potential errors.

3. Inadequate Monitoring and Follow-up

Patients are sometimes left to fend for themselves after surgery without any proper support. Without proper monitoring and follow-up, early signs of complications may be missed. This can result in surgical site infections (SSI).
Timely communication between home care providers and the surgical team is crucial for promptly identifying and promptly addressing potential complications after surgery.

4. Emotional and Psychological Well-being

No one wants to go under the knife especially if there's a high risk of not making it back alive.
Patients may experience anxiety, depression, or feelings of vulnerability during the recovery phase. 

Services a Home Care Provider Can Provide for Patients Post-Surgery:

Post-surgery caregivers offer valuable assistance to patients during the critical post-operative period. After surgery, home care can enhance recovery, minimize complications, and promote overall well-being. Here are some essential services that Ezra Home Care offers:
1. Medication Management

Post-surgery caregivers are trained in monitoring for signs of infection. They help manage post-operative pain by reminding to take medications as prescribed and monitoring the patient's response.

2. Assistance with Activities of Daily Living (ADLs)

Home care providers support patients with ADLs such as bathing, dressing, toileting, and mobility assistance, ensuring a safe and comfortable recovery process. They can also help with meal preparation, ensuring proper nutrition for optimal healing.

3. Monitoring Vital Signs and Symptoms:

Our home care professionals regularly monitor the patient's vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, and temperature, to detect any signs of complications. They observe and report any changes in the patient's condition, enabling timely medical intervention if required.

4. Rehabilitation Support

Home care providers collaborate with physical and occupational therapists to assist with post-surgical rehabilitation exercises and nursing care plans, promoting optimal functional recovery. They help patients adhere to prescribed exercise regimens, ensuring they regain strength, mobility, and independence.

5. Emotional Support and Encouragement

Our post-surgery caregivers are well-trained to offer emotional support and reassurance to patients during their recovery journey. They understand your situation and provide companionship, actively listen to the patient's concerns, and encourage them throughout the healing process.


Post-surgery care is no joke. If not handled properly, it can take a heavy financial toll on the life of the patient and family. In-home care after surgery offers numerous advantages that address the challenges discussed in this article. By providing personalized support, monitoring, and assistance, in-home help can enhance the recovery process and improve the patient's overall experience.

Core Program Elements:

  • Comprehensive client assessment
  • Development and implementation client-centered care plan
  • Specialized caregiver training and ongoing supervision
  • Engaging the client in cognitively stimulating activities
  • Assistance with medication management
  • Ongoing communication with family and care providers
  • Personal care and assistance with activities of daily living
  • Housekeeping, laundry, shopping
  • Meal planning and preparation
  • Appointment escort and incidental transportation

What Makes Ezra Home Care Your Best Choice Caring for Patients at Home

Ezra Home Care has a track record of providing quality services to seniors all year round. With a solid structure, Ezea home care is ready to manage Parkinson's disease and other mental-related illnesses. Because the aged care home is privately owned, you'll expect top service from professional personnel. 

There is flexibility with accommodation as patients can decide to own private suits. With caregivers that are swift to respond, ensure your loved ones are in quality hands at Ezra Home Care.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you select caregivers to join the Ezra Home Care team?

Our caregivers undergo a rigorous screening process including a criminal background investigation, certification or licensing verification (in applicable positions), and a thorough reference check. The caregivers that we select are all people that we would want to take care of our own loved ones.

How do I know that I or my loved one will be assigned a caregiver that is a good fit?

First we will conduct a free Safety and Needs Assessment of your loved one or of your current situation. The Safety and Needs Assessment will allow us to customize a care schedule and determine the type of caregiver your loved one or you may need. Then we will give you and your family the chance to meet with several caregivers that match your needs and schedule.

What if the caregiver I am assigned is not a good match for me?

If you find, for any reason, that you would prefer to try another caregiver we will find a replacement for you.

What if I only need help for an hour or two?

No problem. At Ezra Home Care, we have no minimum hour requirements.

If I already live in an assisted living community, can I still use your services?

Absolutely. Many of our clients need more care than an assisted living community can provide but do not want to live in a nursing home. As long as your community approves, we can supplement your care services so that you can remain as independent as possible.

What if I’ve already moved into a nursing home, but still want services that Ezra Home Care offers?

We are happy to assist you no matter where you live. If you find that you’d like a companion to talk to, an escort to an appointment or any type of assistance beyond your nursing home’s services, we are there for you.

Ezra Home Care is a “private pay” service. What does that mean?

Private pay means that services are paid for using personal income or assets—without aid from insurance or government benefits. We would be happy to discuss pricing details with you directly.

Are there any other ways to pay for private home care services?

Yes, there are other available options:
  • Long term care insurance
  • Reverse mortgages
  • Veterans Administrations
  • Workman’s Compensation
  • State and local programs, community organizations
  • Viatical Settlement

Why choose Ezra Home Care over a franchise?

Ezra Home Care is large enough to handle all of your home care needs, yet small enough to give you the personalized service and care you deserve. Since Ezra Home Care is privately owned, we have a greater flexibility of accommodating our clients' needs. We are not bound by territory, and are capable of providing continued care even when our clients are being relocated to another areas. Our decision-making process is more efficient than that of a franchise because all of our decisions are made right in the office, without the need for a comparatively lengthy corporate approval process. Schedule a free Needs and Safety Assessment and you’ll see exactly what we mean.

Here's What Our Clients Are Saying:

“Ezra has really come through for us and I recommend them without hesitation. They are highly responsive, providing appropriate care when you need it whether it involves a few hours of companionship or around the clock care. They provide regular updates to the family and respond almost immediately to every inquiry or concern. Our family is fortunate to have Ezra by our side and thank them for everything they have done for us.”

David Greenberg

“After hospice put me in the horrible position I called Ezra in a panic. They were kind and compassionate and moved mountains to get me a trained aide at the last moment. Everyone I was in contact with was kind and sympathetic and called after to offer condolences. I was impressed with everyone I spoke to and met. I would highly recommend them.”

Donna F.

“Very professional and caring agency. They worked hard to match me with the perfect caregiver during my recovery. Thank you.hank you. for us.”

Mindy Dobrow

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The information that we gather from the Needs and Safety Assessment will be used to produce a customized and comprehensive care plan for you or your loved one.
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