Post-Surgery Care In A Nursing Home

After major surgery, your doctor may recommend professional post-surgery care in a nursing home to treat or prevent complications. People who have had a hip or knee replacement, or an amputation, require specialized after-surgery care. Such cases may require expert medical supervision, as well as emotional support by skilled personnel.

But expert medical care is not the only thing you may need. To speed up recovery there are various beneficial therapies that can help you stay mobile and independent.

Post-operative care therapies in a nursing home

Fairview Rehab & Nursing Home in Queens, NY, is renowned for its therapies provided by highly experienced and multilingual staff. The therapists are adept at dealing with common ailments such as hip fractures and knee replacements. They also know about the emotional support that these patients and amputees need after surgery.

Nurse providing post surgery care to an elderly lade in a nursing home

Pain management, alongside careful supervision of medication, is a key aspect of care after surgery.

Rehab therapies

Rehabilitation therapies are a crucial part of post-surgery care in a nursing home.

Physical therapy, properly supervised, is normally the most relevant therapy for patients who have had surgery. The aim is to achieve the highest possible level of mobility and independence.

This therapy is important for people who’ve had a hip replacement or spinal surgery. But it must be done safely and be tailored to match the specific medical histories and needs of each individual. When this is done in a friendly and fun way it can also help patients feel better within themselves, too.

Therapies for post-surgery care in a nursing home may include occupational therapy, too. This therapy may be necessary to restore, or re-learn previous skills. Occupational therapy is also good for helping prevent injury and increase bodily functionality.

At Fairview, we have state-of-the-art equipment and technology to smooth the rehab process.

Recreational therapy is one of the therapies that also help enormously. As patients after surgery may feel depressed, live music, games, group activities and playing with pets help them recover faster. Recreational therapy has proved beneficial as a stress-reliever and for patients’ mental health.

The goal is to restore to the maximum possible extent the health and emotional well-being of patients.

Customized care

What’s very important, however, is individualized care. Upon admission, all our patients undergo a thorough medical assessment to draw up a care plan.

We have a team of doctors and wound care specialists who will consider all factors affecting the wound or surgery. An important part of their work is checking on how the patient is feeling and if he or she is in any pain. Another part of their job is educating patients, families and caregivers on the wound-healing process.

Our therapists work closely with the doctors and nurses to provide quality post-surgery care in our nursing home that will make a difference to people’s lives.

Outpatient services

Fairview in Queens also offers outpatient therapies for people who underwent surgery. If you or your loved one needs outpatient rehab therapy such as physical, occupational or speech therapy, don’t hesitate to contact us. If your doctor recommends a nursing home for your post-surgery care, rest assured you will be in good hands: we have years of experience in nursing and rehabilitation

This article contains informational and educational materials and does not replace health or medical advice. For questions or concerns regarding your medical condition or health objectives, speak to a qualified physician or healthcare provider.