When you’re recovering from a surgical procedure, you need to make sure that you’re getting plenty of rest, drinking plenty of fluids, and taking the proper amount of time to get back on your feet. This can sometimes be easier said than done, especially when you live alone or don’t have anyone else helping you. The burden of taking care of yourself can be overwhelming if you’ve recently had surgery, and forget doing extra things around the house.

Nova Home Health Care recognizes the need for post-surgery care in the comfort of your own Fairfax home. Do you want an in-home caregiver to provide companionship, transportation service, or help around the house? Do you need a skilled nursing home health aide who can help administer medications and take on more medical or nursing duties of your post-surgical care? Whatever the need for home health care is that you have, Nova is ready to appoint the right person to help you recover well.

The Basics

Need post-surgery help with the basics? A Nova Home Health Care aide can help you with the following:

  • Bathing and personal hygiene
  • Preparing and serving meals
  • Light housekeeping
  • Assistance with a home exercise program
  • Observing and reporting changes in patient’s condition and needs
  • Providing Alzheimer’s care
  • Assistance with laundry and ironing
  • Medication reminders
  • Picking up prescriptions
  • Preparing future meals
  • Escorting to appointments
  • Accompaniment to lunch or dinner
  • Escorting for shopping and errands
  • Attending plays and concerts

Advanced Needs

If a skilled nurse is more along the lines of the kind of caregiver that you’ll need for your recovery from surgery, we have that too! Our skilled nurses can help with the following:

  • Medical advice and assessments from a registered nurse available 24/7
  • In-home care providing to all patients so that they can recover in the comfort of their own home
  • Establishing and maintaining a professional relationship with the patient’s primary care provider and specialty care doctor
  • Providing case management, which supports the patient and families concerns and identifies needs that can be unrecognized outside the home environment
  • Evaluation of the patient’s health, identifying early signs of potential health risks which allows for quick management to prevent hospitalization
  • Drawing blood work in the home and preventing the need for added trips to laboratories and possible exposure to community-linked infections such as influenza
  • Expert work with IV infusions, medication injections, tube feedings, and wound care
  • Implementation of your physician’s plan of care per their order in an efficient and professional manner
  • Teaching patients and family members about medications and health diagnoses to increase their knowledge and confidence

Recovering from surgery isn’t easy for many people; it can be hard to simply rest and let your body heal when you’re so ready to get up and go. But recovery doesn’t have to be a difficult or frustrating time for you. Your recovery can be peaceful and fast if you have the right person assisting you. If you’re interested in getting a post-surgery in-home care aide to help you recover from your surgical procedure, contact Nova Home Health Care in Fairfax today!

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