At Bailey Care Services we recognise that illness and surgery can place tremendous strain on the body, so the quality of convalescence care received during the recovery process is extremely important. We believe a well-managed recovery reduces the risk of complications and lessens the possibility of needing further treatment or a return to hospital.
Convalescent care focuses on recovery from a debilitating illness. Although no longer ‘ill’, after some illnesses the body needs time to recuperate through a combination of rest, appropriate exercise and a good diet. Post-operative care is similar to convalescent support but involves an additional level of care, for example, following a hip replacement operation. This is a major surgical procedure, especially in an older person and although a patient may have been discharged from hospital, they are often not mobile enough to look after themselves in their own home, in such cases specialist care at home can result in a quicker, safer recovery.
Bailey Care Service’s convalescent care at home service can offer the best possible solution to recuperation after a period of illness or following an operation.
Convalescing after an operation usually means a period where support is provided whilst the patient becomes stronger and independence is encouraged until they are ready to resume their normal life. Bailey Care Services can offer a tailored service to meet the needs of each individual client. The level of care required may well change during the recovery period:
- Low dependency - where clients are largely self-caring, but need the extra support and reassurance that a Live-In Carer can provide. This might take the form of housework, shopping, preparing meals and companionship.
- Medium dependency – this may typically include assistance with personal care such as bathing, dressing, toileting and mobility, in addition to help around the home.
- High dependency – can encompass all the above, but in addition clients may need assistance with more complex healthcare, such as catheters, stoma care or even PEG feeding, requiring staff with specific professional skill sets to support the individual's condition.