Post-Surgery Care

Express Professional Homecare, a leader in Atlanta home health care, has the appropriate personnel to help you and your loved ones with a variety of medical and non-medical post-surgery needs. Our highly qualified registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and certified nursing assistances are available for at home care as well as travelling care.        We provide post-surgery assistance services from as little as one hour a day to 24/7 around the clock care based upon the needs of the client. At Express Professional Homecare, each and every situation is handled with exceptional care.

We Provide Post Surgery Care For:

  • All General Surgery
  • Trauma Related Surgery
  • Eye Surgery
  • Cancer Treatment
  • Dental Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Minor Procedures and Much More

Post-surgery Care Includes:

  • Medication Pours
  • Medication Management
  • Daily Assessments and Observation
  • Pre and Post Operative Care
  • Wound Care/Dressing Changes
  • Tube Feedings
  • Diabetic Care/Insulin Injections
  • IV Therapy/Lab Draws
  • Cardiac Assessment and Intervention
  • Pulmonary Care/Oxygen Therapy and Lung Sound Assessments
  • Catheter Insertion and Care
  • And much more!!!

Post-Surgery Wound Care

As you can see, our qualified nurses and nursing assistants at EPHC are knowledgeable in various forms of post-surgery care. One of the primary concerns post-surgery is keeping wounds and surgery sites clean. Our staff may talk with family members and patients about the following:

Chronic Wounds Need Attention

Elderly people can develop chronic wounds after surgery for several different reasons. Chronic wounds are wounds that don’t heal, heal slowly or recur after healing. Whether they’re caused by diabetic ulcers or being immobile, these wounds need to be cared for and monitored extra carefully.

Factors That Can Delay Wound Healing

If your elderly parent has developed a chronic wound, it needs to heal as quickly as possible. However, there are certain barriers that can slow down the healing process, including poor diet, medications, dryness, and medical conditions. If your parent has certain medical conditions, like diabetes, it can restrict blood flow to the wound area and delay healing.

In order for a wound to properly heal, it’s important for your parent to eat nutritious foods, like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and healthy fats. If your parent doesn’t eat healthy foods, it can deprive their body of the right nutrients.

Unfortunately, the medications your parent needs to manage health conditions may interfere with the wound healing process post-surgery. If this is the case, you should ask your parent’s doctor about alternative medications.

Wounds that are exposed to the air may have a harder time healing because they could get dry. Skin cells require a moist environment to heal. It’s a good idea to cover up your parent’s wound whenever they go outside and to put a humidifier in the house to increase moisture in the air. An EPHC nurse or nursing assistant can visit your loved one regularly to ensure wounds aren’t getting too dry.