Have you recently undergone knee or hip replacement surgery? This can be a challenging and perhaps overwhelming time in a person’s life. You may not only be dealing with some painful symptoms as your body heals, but also having to adjust to your new needs and capabilities, because let’s be honest, nobody will be running a marathon in the days following a hip or knee replacement operation. It will take time for your body to get back to feeling normal – and that’s okay!
During this time, you may need an extra hand doing every day activities or getting out and about running errands and going to follow up appointments. That’s where we come in.
We provide short term respite care across Suffolk, Essex, and Greater London for exactly these types of situations. Read on to discover how we can help you during your journey to recovery, no matter how long you need us for.
What exactly is short-term care?
As you probably guessed, short-term care is care that’s provided on a short-term basis. While some people assume short-term care is synonymous with respite care, there are actually a few different reasons why short-term care may be needed. One reason is convalescent care and another is reablement care. In both cases, short-term care is provided to help a person as they are recovering from an illness, injury or operation. Rather than create a dependence, the goal of short-term care is to help you regain your strength and cope without support as quickly as possible.
Welcome to post-surgery life. While hip and knee replacement surgeries are relatively quick procedures, the recovery time can take weeks or months. During this time, we understand you want to be as comfortable as possible to ensure a smooth recovery. That’s why we come to you. As the saying goes, there’s no place like a home.
As your body heals, you may feel challenged by daily activities that you once managed with ease. Day-to-day tasks like washing clothes, bathing and keeping the house tidy can be challenging. Even moving from the kitchen to the bedroom can prove difficult. Speaking about the kitchen, can you imagine having to go food shopping when your body is in recovery mode? Your body needs time to be strong again, especially in the first few days following surgery. We can help you adjust to post-surgery life until you’re ready and comfortable to manage independently once more.
Here for you when you need us
Our compassionate and dedicated carers are here for you, whether you need us for a short or long time. As soon as you feel well enough to no longer require assistance, we’ll continue on our merry way. But in the meantime, we’re here to do the grocery shopping, cook nutritious meals, help you get from A to B, make sure the house is tidy and so much more. In addition to supporting you with day-to-day tasks, we can help you regain your strength by assisting with regular physiotherapy exercise. The care we provide can be uniquely tailored to your needs so that you get exactly what you need to get back on your feet as quickly as possible.
Get in touch
If you could use an extra helping hand following hip or knee replacement surgery, please get in touch and someone from our expert staff will be happy to provide more information and answer any of your questions.