When you go home after major surgery, you generally aren't ready to get back to life as it was prior to your surgery. You still have to deal with things like dressing changes, medication, and just healing in general. You may also have restrictions on things like how much weight you can lift, if you can get in the shower, and how active you can be. All those things mean that you are going to need to have some help while you are finishing the healing process. One thing that you can do is to have assistance from a home healthcare agency. There are several reasons why you might want to hire a home healthcare agency to help you out.
One reason is that you can get someone with medical training to come to your house. Depending on what your surgery was for, you may have long incisions that need to be checked and the dressings may need to be changed regularly. You can have someone from the home health agency come out and do the dressing changes for you daily or however frequently your dressings need to be checked and changed. The person doing the dressing change and wound care can look at the wound and make sure that it is getting better. They can also train family members in how to do dressing changes and tell them what they should look for. Some wound dressings can be difficult and people do need to be trained in how to do them, like wet-dry dressings. They have to be done in a particular manner so that they are right.
Some people don't necessarily want their families and friends to help them when they are trying to get better after a major illness or surgery. People may feel embarrassed by some of the assistance that they may need. However, having someone from a home healthcare agency come and offer the same kind of assistance doesn't carry the same kind of embarrassment because the patient doesn't know the healthcare worker and doesn't have the same kind of relationship with them. It can also be really stressful on family and friends to take care of you after your surgery, and a home healthcare agency can help to alleviate that stress as well.
If you have had major surgery, you are going to need to have time to heal once you get home. You may want to have a worker from a home healthcare agency come help you during your healing process.