At-home senior care can help your loved one in times of need, especially after hip replacement surgery. Before the recovery process can begin, make sure you both know what to expect.
Prevention is important as your loved one is at an increased risk of blood clots in their legs after surgery. Early mobilization, pressure application and even blood-thinning medications are key. Try to get your loved one up and mobile or at least sitting up after the surgery to get their body moving. They should also wear compression stocking or inflatable air sleeves to keep pressure on their legs. Blood thinners can help with preventing blood clots, however, prescriptions for these medications will depend on the risk of developing clots.
Senior care services can help your loved one with a smoother transition from the hospital back home. You or a care provider can assist with meal preparation and helping to reach items that would cause a loved one to bend down or reach up.
Raised toilet seats and other modifications to the home can help make the transition smoother, thus leading to a speedier recovery.