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Post-Operative Care for Open Heart Surgery

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 providers we refer will assist you with the activities of daily living as you are recovering:

  • Infection prevention
  • Monitoring for signs of infection
  • Maintaining a proper diet
  • Exercise regimen
  • Breathing regimen
  • Bathing
  • Dressing
  • Toileting
  • Transferring
  • 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 behavioral/physical changes
  • Help to maintain safety
  • Passive exercises and movement assistance

 
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