Post Operative Care
After any surgical procedure, wound care and pain management is the most crucial aftercare that one needs. For the post-operative care suggested, the gravity and complexity of the surgery along with the patient’s previous health history together become the determining factors. Every procedure has its own risk-benefits, potential side effects and complications and every procedure dictates its own recovery time. Every surgery involves a short term and long term effect and affect analysis. While in the hospital, it is relatively simpler and straightforward to be taken care of. Immediate availability of the medical staff, personal cleaners, medicines, equipment’s and other facilities make it easier for the patients and their kin to follow the aftercare advice. The real challenge awaits outside the walls of the hospital or nursing home when the patient does not require critical care and is discharged.
It may be practically impossible for many to take good care of their relatives or loved ones, on account of multiple dynamics. Absence of immediate family or near ones; inability to handle the patient due to lack of experience; complexities and impracticality involved in regular monitoring of vitals and machines if any; non availability of enough time to remain in close attendance on account of work and career, there can be many more to enumerate if need be.
V-Golden Age Health & Mediecare (India) Pvt. Ltd. is one of its kind facility, an assisted living home offering step-down care for the aged as well as all those with a life-limiting illness, injury or in need of a short-term rehab after an accident. What makes the facility unique is its commitment to the cause and a refreshing approach of providing specialized attention and assistance, emotional and physical security, social companionship, a sense of belonging within the comforts of a homely atmosphere.
Our Post-Operative Management Includes:
Wound Management: The operative wound requires dressing and replacement of bandages and other material regularly. There is often a risk of infection, disruption of the wound, fluid discharge and other such issues later when displaced from the hospital. Our attendant and nursing staff is well trained to take care of such issues.
Pain management: Administrating an appropriate drug regimen as prescribed by surgeon. These may include antibiotics, sedatives, antiemetics and anticoagulants if any.
Monitoring: Measuring and recording the vitals such as blood pressure, pulse and respiratory state regularly. Monitoring digestive and urinary tracts, long term catheters, fluid or feed tubes etc. and replace these if needed. Our nursing staff has been trained for the same.
Mobilisation: Early mobilisation of patients is encouraged, unless there are specific orders of the doctors. Our caregivers help the patients to get up and move around as much as their condition allows. Mobilisation helps in improving the pulmonary ventilation and instils confidence and willpower in the patient to recover faster. Monitored physiotherapy assists mobilisation to speed up the recovery process.
Prescribed Diet: Patient’s meal plan is designed as per the recommendations of doctors. We provide hygienic and quality food. In case of inability to have their own food, the patients are timely fed by our caring attendants.
Apart from these key points, wheel chairs, physiotherapy, psychological counselling for motivation and fight the depression due to illness, entertainment programs etc. are at service to help the patient regain his health.