Customizable companionship and post-surgical care are both important factors in ensuring seniors have a successful recovery
(PRUnderground) February 1st, 2023
According to the JAMA Surgery journal, a recent study conducted by Yale School of Medicine uncovered startling results – the mortality rate of elderly individuals one year after major surgery is estimated at 14%.
This research highlighted the necessity of improving post-operative care for seniors with pre-existing frailty and probable dementia, as they tend to have a higher mortality rate following major surgery.
Another research has indicated that if elderly individuals receive rehabilitation services at home, they tend to have more positive outcomes in their recovery process. According to the publication in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society titled “Home-based versus facility-based rehabilitation for older adults: a systematic review,” the older adults received home-based rehabilitation showed greater satisfaction levels and had more control over their own care.
Not only proper post-surgical home care can improve recovery and help to reduce the need for readmissions, but also can result in cost savings for both the elderly and the healthcare system.
A study from 2019 published in the Journal of Aging and Health suggested that providing elderly adults with home-based rehabilitation can be a more cost-efficient healthcare approach. This research points out how homecare can bring about lower healthcare costs.
However, when you are stuck at home trying to recover from surgery and are unable to go out and do the things you used to be able to do, it can be difficult and challenging to go through the process alone. One of the major difficulties can be feeling isolated and lonely.
Having someone to talk to during the day can provide a great source of motivation and have a positive impact on an individual’s mental health. It can give you something to look forward to, energizing you and giving you a sense of purpose in the journey of recovery.
Touching Hearts NYC’s Home-Based Companionship services has been a boon to many seniors in NYC as they recover and rehab safely at home. The award-winning companionship services give them the opportunity to recover in the comfort of their own homes, surrounded by their loved ones.
Touching Hearts NYC’s companionship services is specifically tailored to meet the needs of seniors. Their teams collaborate closely with seniors, families, and doctors’ offices to ensure a seamless discharge process that meets the goals and needs specified by doctors in order to facilitate a speedy recovery.
“Touching Hearts NYC has the most compassionate, helpful people who really understand how to work with the elderly. We called after my 88-year-old mother-in-law fell and broke her hip and needed more home care after rehabilitation than what insurance would cover. Fortunately, we found them. This is a truly wonderful and caring organization,” said Meryl Harwood, a client of Touching Hearts at Home NYC.
The Harwoods’ experience with companionship services from Touching Hearts NYC has been overwhelmingly positive in terms of helping them manage their emotions and providing emotional support during their road to recovery.
Taking advantage of companionship services can have great benefits, such as:
- Having a companion to talk to can be extremely beneficial when facing surgery and recovery. A companion can provide emotional support and help deal with anxiety and stress which is an unavoidable part of these situations. Sharing feelings with a companion can make the recovery process much easier.
- Having a companion can be a great help for seniors who have recently undergone surgery. They can assist with essential everyday tasks such as cooking, administering medication, and providing personal care activities, which may be difficult for seniors to perform alone.
- A companion can play a critical role in a senior’s recovery by keeping an eye out for any changes in their condition and alerting medical professionals as necessary. This could include monitoring for issues such as infection, bleeding, or fluctuations in overall health.
- Companionship can be of great use in aiding rehabilitation and recovery. They can provide assistance with physical exercises as prescribed by healthcare providers, thus playing an important role in the healing process.
- To make mobility easier, a companion can help plan and arrange transportation for medical and rehabilitation appointments.
- To protect against the detrimental consequences of isolation, it is important to have companionship. This can help strengthen mental health and improve overall well-being by providing a sense of connection.
“It is well-known that having companionship makes it easier for seniors to undertake daily tasks such as taking prescribed medications, making meals, and performing self-care activities. Without it, the recovery process may be slowed and the likelihood of troublesome consequences increased,” said Craig Sendach, owner of Touching Hearts at Home NYC.
“When it comes to companionship, it’s essential to take into account the senior’s wants and needs as they may have pain, fear, or anxiety during this period. Our caregivers are highly-skilled and can provide valuable emotional support when they are recuperating from an operation. With our personalized customizable companionship services, NYC seniors have the chance to gain emotional support on their road to recovery. This can help them manage their feelings and daily lives through any difficult moments,” said Sendach.
For those who are recovering from surgery and living alone in NYC, companionship services can provide a sense of security and comfort, and can be a source of motivation to follow through with their recovery plan.
“Because I was unable to care for my single daughter who lives alone in NYC, I employed Touching Hearts NYC for a week’s care for my daughter who was recovering from a post-total-hip replacement surgery. I received excellent advice from Craig regarding ambulette services, including suggested hours of care and length of care. The caregivers were kind, on time, thoughtful, and most eager to assist my daughter in every way. It was a relief to me to know my daughter had such good care. Craig kept calling both my daughter and me for updates and was such a source of comfort. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND this service! I am extremely glad I was fortunate to have their assistance in caring for my daughter,” said Naomi Young Meyer, another client of Companionship Services.
To learn more about NYC companionship services with long or short-term needs, visit https://www.touchinghearts.com/nyc
About Touching Hearts at Home NYC Area
About Touching Hearts at Home NYC Area – Touching Hearts NYC offers in-home care to aging adults, seniors, and individuals living with medical conditions and disabilities at rates considerably more affordable than care outside the home. The agency is known for Non-Medical Home Care, Companionship and Homemaker services in New York City’s Manhattan, Brooklyn, Westchester, Queens, and Rockland areas. Its focus is on providing person-centered care to help those in need remain in their home, maintain the lifestyle they choose, and feel confident they will be treated with the respect and kindness they deserve.
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