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Can you prepare your home for your recovery from surgery?

| Jun 12, 2019 | Surgical Errors

When you are told that your treatment plan is going to include surgery in New York, it may be difficult to wrap your head around at first. Additionally, you want to be sure that you select a surgeon who you trust and who will be able to perform your operation without causing further damage or leaving you at risk of unnecessary injury. 

One of the ways that you can advocate for your health is by working regularly with your health care provider to find out what your limitations will be during your recovery. Preparing yourself ahead of time is critical to your ability to come home and transition smoothly into healing and regaining your overall health. According to Web MD, some of the things you can do to outfit your home for a productive and safe recovery include the following:

  • Guaranteeing that there is adequate lighting.
  • Wearing footwear that will reduce your chances of tripping and falling. 
  • Modifying your sleeping arrangements so you are close to a restroom.
  • Eliminating unnecessary clutter that could become a hazard. 

Being aware of the possible side effects of your surgery and any medication you are taking can also help you identify whether or not something is amiss in your recovery that requires immediate medical attention. If you need to make any modifications to your home to help with post-surgery recovery, it is wise to consider making those changes beforehand while you are still able to without compromising your health or safety. The information in this article is intended for educational purposes only and should not be taken as legal advice.  

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