Des Moines, IA (PRWEB) January 29, 2013
Easing life post-surgery can make a real difference in the time it takes for anyone, and especially seniors, to recover. Hospitals, in which recovery is expensive, try to discharge patients as quickly as possible. But recuperating at home, especially for our aging population and for those without the proper preparation and care, can result in a challenging recovery.
Experts at Mom's Meals offer some tips for making home recovery more successful:
Get written instructions - The doctor and nursing staff will likely give you a lot of instructions for your post-surgery care. Don’t trust yourself to remember everything. Be sure to write down anything you want to make sure you don’t forget. This will add to your confidence as you recover.
Give yourself time to heal - Take your medications, follow doctor’s orders for rest and when you start feeling better, take it slowly. Overdoing it could set your recovery back. Take your pain medications as scheduled, and give yourself time to really heal.
Eat well – Mother was right! Eating a nutritionally-balanced diet can make all the difference in the world. Be sure to make it a priority both before and after surgery. When recuperating at home post-surgery, give your body the best nutrients to help with healing. Malnutrition can lead to poor healing, and even a hospital re-admission. And there’s no longer a need to stress about having healthy meals on hand. Companies like Mom’s Meals deliver healthy, fresh-made meals right to your door, even for those on restricted diets for diabetes or kidney disease.
Maximize follow-up visits – During recuperation, write down any questions and remember to ask them at your follow up visits. Do not skip those crucial follow ups, because doctors will be checking for infections, proper healing, and the like. And because you likely will not be able to drive yourself, arrange your transportation in advance.
Mom’s Meals, is dedicated to providing fresh-made, nutritious, home meal delivery to customers nationwide, specializing in senior and patient care for over a dozen years. The company prepares, packages, and ships ready-to-heat and eat meals directly to a customer’s door, delivered anywhere in the United States.