Post-Surgery Care Support At Home
Recovering from surgery? From support with activities of daily living and rehabilitation to nursing and medical care, Homage Care Pros can help your loved ones have a seamless transition home after hospital discharge.Get Care Now
Almost 1 in 5 seniors discharged from hospitals are re-admitted within a month
After being discharged from the hospital, individuals will often still need support with activities of daily living, wound care and pain management. Usually, they’ll also need to make frequent trips to the hospital for rehabilitation therapy and follow-up appointments. For some, such as stroke survivors, long-term care may be required.
Making care arrangements for the transition from hospital to home takes time, and a family member often assumes the role of the primary caregiver. Without proper caregiving knowledge, experience and skills, family caregivers may not be able to deliver the best care to their loved one as much as they’d like to. This can compromise the wellbeing of both the caregiver and the care recipient.
For those who live alone, it can be difficult to cope with post-surgery care at home as well.
What is post-surgery care?
Assist with the activities of daily living (ADLs) – eating, bathing, getting dressed, toileting, transferring, and continence.
Alleviate symptoms and improve bodily functions through prescribed treatment plans.
Accompany and facilitate transport to-and-fro between home and medical appointments, scans and treatment visits.
Monitor and administer nursing procedures from tube feed and suctioning to injections and wound care.
Seek medical advice, get a health screening and simple medical procedures from the comfort of home.
Take a break to rest and recharge while our Care Pros take on the caregiving duties.
Learn more with the Post-Surgery E-Book
Taking on the role of a caregiver after your loved one’s surgery can be challenging, especially if it’s your first time. We’ve curated a caregiver’s guide to post-surgery care to help tackle some of these concerns.
A seamless transition from hospital to home
Having proper care support, a suitable home environment and caregivers equipped with the right skills and knowledge play a key role in post-surgery recovery.
Besides educating ourselves on how to care for our loved ones, we can also consider seeking professional care support to ensure our loved ones get the best care and so we can take time off to ourselves and avoid caregiver burnout.
Whether you need short-term respite or long-term care support, there are various care options available that will suit your care needs.
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Top questions about Post-Hospitalisation
What should I not do after surgery?
To ensure a quicker and fuller recovery post-surgery, there are some things that we should avoid doing, including:
- Getting physically active or going back to work too soon
- Staying in bed after you are cleared to move around
- Not taking your medication as prescribed
- Not having a healthy diet
- Skipping rehabilitation therapy
What helps to heal faster after surgery?
Having sufficient rest after surgery can speed up your healing, but did you know that too much rest can also hinder recovery?
Here are some tips on how you can heal faster post-surgery:
- Follow your doctor’s advice
- Have a healthy diet rich in protein, vitamin C and fibre
- Don’t skip follow-up appointments
- Seek professional care support
- Get moving (carefully) as soon as your doctor clears you to move around
How can Homage support with post-surgery care?
Our team of trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors can help ensure a smooth transition from hospital to home and that you and/or your loved one receive holistic care in the comfort of home.
Homage’s trained Care Professionals can assist with the following activities:
- Personal hygiene, includes showering, toileting, diaper changing and dressing
- Mobility support, includes manual or assisted transfers to facilitate movement around the home and reduce fall-risk
- Companionship to interact through activities and conversations to keep loneliness at bay
- Staying active, includes home and outdoor exercises
- Medication reminders for prompt medication consumption
- Meal preparation, purchase of takeaway or cooking meals suitable for the care recipient’s diet
- Medical escorts to doctor’s appointment and medication collection
- Light housekeeping, includes keeping the care recipient’s room spick and span, washing the care recipient’s dishes
- Simple nursing care, includes tube feeding and suctioning
- Complex nursing procedures, includes wound and stoma care
- Home physiotherapy, occupational and speech therapy
What post-surgery care packages do you offer?
From ad-hoc to round-the-clock care support, we have short- and long-term care packages tailored to different care durations and for varied care needs, so that you and your loved one can find one that best fits your care arrangements.
How fast can I receive post-surgery care support?
Once you have confirmed that you will like to engage a Homage Care Professional, we can match you or your loved one with a suitable Care Professional as fast as within 5 working days.
What is the minimum duration for a care visit?
The duration of a Homage Care Visit starts from just one hour, depending on the families preferences and the loved one’s needs.
Who are the Homage Care Professionals?
Homage Care Professionals are individuals who are passionate and dedicated to delivering care to families and care recipients. 100% local, they are trained caregivers, qualified nurses, certified therapists and licensed doctors, each with a unique set of skills, experiences and specialisations.
Does Homage provide live-in or 24-hour home care services?
We currently provide 24-hour home care services but not live-in caregiving.
For our 24-hour home care service, two Homage Care Professionals will be scheduled for the visits. Care will be split into 12-hour shifts to support you and your loved one around-the-clock each day.
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My 85-year-old mother, who underwent post-ventral incisional hernia surgery in January 2019 had CPs from Homage, all professionally trained, from leading Malaysian hospitals. The CPs nursed my mother with diligence, and compassion; providing invaluable tips on elderly caregiving to family members. My gratitude and appreciation to Team Homage.
I had positive experiences with Homage so far. They are flexible, affordable, and professional. The coordinator from Homage has been very helpful and accommodating to my request since day one. Caregivers assigned to take care of my grandmother are punctual, professionally trained and attentive. Hope they will continue to serve well.
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Thank you Homage for your assistance after my mom was discharged from the hospital due to dengue fever. Mom regained her confidence to take her first shower after discharge with the help of Homage's caregiver, something my domestic helper will not be able to do. Also to guide my domestic helper to handle her in a more hygienic way. My maid learned the proper method and able to give better care to mom now. Highly recommend it to people who looking for professional care services to manage family members who need help.
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I want to thank Homage for their excellent service especially Ms. Ginger for her brilliant communication and customer service and for making the necessary arrangements. She does a good follow-up before and after the physio, also accurate feed-back. We appreciate Ms. Shu for her excellent physio service which made my mother gain confidence that she can walk again. Ms. Shu is very patient, hard-working, and committed to seeing my mum will be completely restored and healed. Thank you.
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