If you’re planning on having open heart surgery you’ve probably done lots of research finding the right doctor, understanding the procedure and gathering all the information to make an informed decision. But have you thought about what happens after the surgery?
After open heart surgery patients are generally sent to a rehabilitation facility for physical therapy and occupational therapy before being discharged to their homes.
That’s when patients turn to American In-Home Care to match them with the right care provider.
The care provider will assist patients with the activities of daily living:
- Infection prevention
- Monitoring for signs of infection
- Maintaining a proper diet
- Exercise regimen
- Breathing regimen
The caregiver will assist patients with the activities of daily living:
- Ambulating (walking)
- Continence care and feeding (as needed by the patient and recommended by their physician)
- Medication reminders
- Run errands
- Light housekeeping
- Accompany to doctor’s appointments
- Monitor for gross behavioral changes
- Help to maintain safety
- Passive exercises
Recovery time is generally 6 weeks (time can vary for each person)
Call a American In-Home Care customer service representative at 1-877-798-5716 or visit our locator to find your local Client Care Liaison
Counties that we provide referral services in the state of Florida: Alachua, Baker, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, De Soto, Duval, Flagler, Glades, Hendry, Hernando, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Marion, Martin, Miami-Dade, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter and Volusia Counties.