I was at the soccer fields this weekend having a casual conversation with a fellow soccer mom who happens to work in the health care industry too, and she gave me some advice that I wanted to pass on to all of you.
She advised me to never schedule surgery in June or July or even August if possible. Not only are doctors and nurses on vacation during the summer months, but all of the residents working in hospitals finish their residencies in June and start them in July. That means that if you have surgery in June then you will be surrounded by a bunch of residents who already have one foot out the door! And, if you schedule your surgical procedure in July, then you will find yourself amongst a bunch of newbie residents who are just getting their feet wet...at your possible expense!
So put some thought into the scheduling of any surgeries in your future. As we ALL age ....we know too well that hip and knee replacements and rotator cuff surgeries are pretty common in the aging process.
If you find that a surgery is in your future (or your spouse, mom or dad's future) you might find yourself in need of help at home after surgery....give us a call. We have a lot of short term rehab clients who need temporary help with housework, transportation, meals, bathing/grooming/dressing assistance etc. after surgery. Some of them spend some time in a skilled nursing facility...but others prefer to rehab at home. You do have a choice! Some folks go to a rehab facility and then still need some help at home after their rehab stay. And, some of our clients like for our aides to provide a sitter service at the hospital or rehab facility to make sure their needs are being met by the facility.
Winter, spring, summer or fall, all 'ya gotta do is call.....because whatever the season or the reason you can always count on quality care from Home Careolina!
(James Taylor pun intended!)