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Types of Post-Operative Care Provided at Home by Our Home Nursing Services on The Costa del Sol

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Post-operative care is the care you receive after having a surgical procedure. Your immediate post-operative care will usually occur in the hospital. However, once you are well enough to be discharged, your surgeon may recommend extending your care to your home. Our experienced home nursing services on the Costa del Sol will work closely with you and your doctors to carry out your post-operative care at home. 

The type of post-operative care you'll need will depend on the type of surgery you've had and your general health. Typically, our home nursing service on the Costa del Sol will provide pain management and wound care to help you recover. 

When will I receive post-operative care? 

Post-operative care begins immediately after surgery, lasts for the duration of your hospital stay and might continue after you've been discharged. 

Before your surgery, ask your doctor what your post-operative care will involve to give yourself to prepare beforehand

Make sure you ask for discharge instructions before you leave so you know how you need to care for yourself and what you can expect from our home nursing service. 

Your post-operative care may change depending on how your surgery went and how well you seem to be recovering.

Post-operative care at home

You must follow your doctor's instructions after you leave the hospital. Take your medications as prescribed, watch out for potential complications, and make sure you stick to your follow-up appointments.

In some cases, you may not be able to care for yourself for a while after your surgery, and this is why our home nursing service on the Costa del Sol can help. You may find that you need a caregiver to help tend your wounds, prepare food, keep you clean, and support you while you move around. You might have a family member or friend who can help, but our home nursing service on the Costa del Sol will be there to support you and them through your recovery. 


Providing post-operative care for a loved one

If you're providing post-operative care for a loved one, it can be very overwhelming. That's why our home nursing service can take on some of the responsibilities and will help to minimise the disruption an operation can bring to your daily lives. 

How can our home nursing service on the Costa del Sol help?

Our highly trained nurses will aid your recovery by offering the following support: 

  • re-dressing and cleaning wounds
  • reducing the risk of infection
  • keeping in close contact with your doctor
  • ensuring that no complications arise
  • supporting you on any medical and lifestyle advice
  • regular visits 
  • full care assessment
  • specialist support and expertise – 24/7

Our experienced, friendly home nursing service on the Costa del Sol will support your post-operative care and help you get back to your everyday life. Visit our website to find out more.