No surgery is easy, and we think that is especially true for knee surgery. Preparing your home for your long recovery is no easy task, so make sure you keep these things in mind for your post-operative care:
You may be using an assisted walking device like a cane or crutches, so make sure you can move easily through your rooms without bumping into any furniture. You will also want to have a good chair on hand that is firm and easy to sit down in. If it has a footstool, that will help with leg elevation when needed.
Make sure your wound is clean and dry. Change the dressing as often as you are instructed, and be sure to ask how to change it before leaving the hospital. Listen to your doctor to determine how long you must wait before you take a shower or take a bath.
You will have medication after your surgery. Make sure you inform our Gulf Shore Private Home Care staff of your medication needs so we may assist you if you need help with your medication. However, before you come home, talk to your doctor about how your medication will mix with the medicine you already take, even the over-the-counter meds.
As you can see, there are steps you can take to prepare you for the care of your knee after knee replacement surgery. What you can’t do yourself, trust to the home health care professionals in Naples. Call Gulf Shore Private Home Care today to learn more.