After hospital care, post operative care at home and home care services after surgery, can be elements of your hospital visit and subsequent discharge, that gets overlooked or forgotten. Many people dislike having to go to hospital for surgery or treatment and most don’t want to stay longer than is absolutely necessary. Hospital is loud, constantly busy, and patients are disrupted day and night. Although hospital provides an environment for patients to undergo treatment, it is not an ideal place for recovery. The best place to recover after being hospitalised is in your own home.

Having the right after hospital care in place before you leave hospital, can often be the difference between an optimal recovery and an average one. Colbrow Care can help make your post-surgical or extended hospitalisation stay shorter by offering you the opportunity to recover in the comfort of your own home. Instead of bright lights, noisy machines, and constant interruptions, you can sleep comfortably in your own bed, surrounded by family and friends whilst enjoying home cooked foo

What does after hospital care entail?

After hospital care is the process that occurs as soon as you are discharged from hospital to home, having been given the all clear from your treating healthcare professionals. Colbrow Care’s Rapid Discharge Planning team will have already liaised with your healthcare team and put in place all the community care and support services you will need to optimise your recovery.

For many ageing Australians who have undergone surgery or been hospitalised for an extended period, falls are a real risk when returning home. Statistically, the risks are much lower for those who have temporary home care after surgery. Colbrow Care’s after hospital care for the elderly includes a falls risk assessment and a plan to mitigate any risk accordingly. Moreover, having post operative care at home is proven to lower the incidence of avoidable hospital readmissions, which are defined as the potentially preventable and subsequent unplanned admissions related to the patient’s index (initial) admission.

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Premium care while you recover

Post operative care at home is not a new concept, however we believe our premium service not only offers you seamless continuity of care, but also enables you to recover safely in the comfort of your own home. 

After surgery home care cost is covered under the government’s Home Care Packages or for those who have private insurance, many post operative care at home services are covered under private health insurance. In addition, as registered providers of the Transport Accident Commission (TAC) and WorkSafe Victoria, we can provide post operative care at home for you if you have been injured in a road traffic or workplace accident.

For those who are privately self-funded, private home help for the elderly is tailored to your unique post surgery care needs. No matter what your requirements, Colbrow Care is able to provide you with the right support at the right time, to ensure you get back to what you enjoy doing the most. 

Home care services after surgery

Dependent on your after hospital care needs, your temporary home care after surgery recovery plan might include a few hours of cleaning each week to ensure your living space is healthy and safe, overnight support or comprehensive round-the-clock nursing care. You might need assistance getting to allied health appointments as well as supervision performing your rehabilitation exercises at home. Or you may need someone to come in and prepare nutritious meals for you so that your rehabilitation stays on track.

Having a dedicated support plan for your care after hospital discharge is not only extremely reassuring but it will set you up for a successful recovery. 

Don’t worry you will have no one to help after surgery – let Colbrow Care provide home care services after surgery, so that all you need to focus on is getting better. 

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Our experienced after hospital care team can provide:

  • Personal Care
  • Wound care and management
  • Complex nursing care
  • Access to allied health services such as physiotherapy and occupational therapy
  • Falls prevention
  • Mobility support around the home and in the community
  • Transport to post hospital appointments
  • Domestic assistance
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