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POST SURGICAL CARE

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Life Care is structured to meet each and every need that can help our clients recover at a faster and more comfortable pace – at home. Another benefit of having home health care is that it ensures quicker and more cost-effective recovery. The kind and level of postoperative care required depend on the type and seriousness of the surgery the patient has been through, as well as the patient’s past medical history. It involves making sure that all aspects of the patient condition are monitored and treated, including pain management and caring for the wound. We make sure that any fears and concerns the clients and their families may have, are allayed and they get the right kind of emotional and physical support during their recovery at home.

CONDITIONS COVERED

Recovering from surgeries of any kind during which time the patients will need post-surgical care until they are fully back on their feet.

BENEFITS TO THE SURGEON

  • Reduces risk of any sub-optimal surgical outcomes
  • Ensures compliance with post-operative orders and minimizes post-operative complications
  • Provides a supportive, caring, yet professional face, thereby reducing demands on the surgeon’s valuable time
  • Minimizes the need for unnecessary patient visits to the clinic/hospital
  • Increases patient satisfaction with their overall surgical experience

BENEFITS TO THE PATIENTS

  • Reduces anxiety
  • Offers continuum of care
  • Provides support and care that will help the patient through the initial recovery process
  • Reduces need for hospitalization and hence the costs, as well
  • Decreases the amount of perceived immediate and residual pain
  • Proven that patients feel and sleep better after a home visit by a Registered Nurse

SERVICES OFFERED

Post operative care  differ widely from a few days to many months. Regular day-to-day support after surgery is a key element in reducing recovery time. Depending on each individual patient’s needs, the following services are provided:

  • 12-24 hours of nursing support provided by nurses who have a minimum of 2-years nursing experience and critical care training
  • Home visits by a nurse
  • 12-24 hours of medical caretaker support
  • Physiotherapy
  • Equipment based on requirements (may include Ventilator, Suction Machine, monitor, hospital bed, etc)
  • Consumables

DEMENTIA CARE

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Dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life. Memory loss is an example. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia.

Symptoms:

Symptoms include forgetfulness,limited social skills and thinking abilities so impaired that it interferes with daily functioning.

People may experience:

Cognitive: memory loss, mental decline, confusion in the evening hours, disorientation, forgetfulness, inability to speak or understand, making things up, mental confusion, or inability to recognise common things
Mood: anger, anxiety, apathy, general discontent, loneliness, mood swings, or nervousness
Behavioural: aggression, irritability, personality changes, restlessness, lack of restraint, or wandering and getting lost
Psychological: depression, hallucination, or paranoia
Muscular: inability to combine muscle movements or unsteady walking
Also common: difficulty falling asleep, difficulty swallowing, falling, jumbled speech, leaking of stool, trembling, or tremor