How Can Elder Care Help Your Parent Move Forward After Heart Surgery?

Most people who undergo heart surgery will spend a few days in the hospital recovering. This generally includes at least one night and possibly longer in the Intensive Care Unit followed by time on a regular recovery floor. After this they will return home to begin the first phase of recovery, which can last approximately 8 weeks. At the end of this phase of recovery your parent will be approximately 80 percent recovered and ready to work toward more intensive rehabilitation and strengthening. Throughout their recovery your parent will need care, support, and assistance to help them recover and to encourage them to continue moving forward. While you will be a vital source of this support, starting elder care for them can ensure that they have continuous personalized care and that their needs are managed in the most effective ways possible.

Elder Care in Lauderhill FL: Moving Forward After Heart Surgery

Elder Care in Lauderhill FL: Moving Forward After Heart Surgery

Some ways that elder care can help your parent move forward after heart surgery include:

  • Providing emotional support and companionship that can help to ward off depression, anxiety, and other serious mental and emotional consequences that can compromise not just your parent’s quality of life, but also their ability to recover.
  • Helping them understand and comply with their doctor’s dietary guidelines, particularly if they are a major departure from the way that they were eating prior to their surgery. This can include helping them shop, encouraging healthy choices, and assisting with meal preparation.
  • Giving medication reminders that will keep them compliant so that they can get the most benefit from their medications.
  • Encouraging them to get moving and to be as active as their doctor recommends. This includes encouraging them to continue increasing their activity as they recover so that they can build a stronger, healthier heart and body.
  • Helping them to focus on activities and experiences that they want to enjoy after their recovery. This gives them a mental and emotional boost, helps them through challenging times by offering a “light at the end of the tunnel”, and motivates them to keep working hard to heal and rehabilitate their body.

 

If you have been looking for a way to enhance your aging loved ones quality of life and support their management of individual challenges, limitations, and issues, now may be the ideal time for you to start elder care for them. An elderly home care services provider can be with your parent on a schedule that is right for both their needs and the care that you already give them. This ensures that your relationship and the efforts that you give them remain at the forefront of their care while both of you can also feel confident that any other needs will be addressed effectively, efficiently, and respectfully. The personalized services that this care provider can offer your parent will be specifically tailored to not just their needs, but also their individual goals, personality, and preferences. This helps them to stay healthy, safe, and comfortable while pursuing independence and engagement.

If you or an aging loved one are considering elder care in Lauderhill, FL, please call the caring staff at Activa Home Health Care at (561) 819-4112.  Serving Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Wellington, Jupiter, West Palm Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Lauderhill, Coral Springs, Pompano Beach and surrounding communities.

 

Sources

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/312888.php

http://www.upmc.com/patients-visitors/education/Documents/hvi-what-to-expect.pdf

President, Anne Marie Thompson, brings over 25 years of healthcare experience to Activa Home Health.

“My entire career as a nurse has been devoted to serving the senior population, helping them to age safely and independently in their homes,” says Thompson.

Anne Marie enjoys spending time with her children. She also loves the outdoors, spending time at the beach and out on the water enjoying all things sunny South Florida has to offer.