Regional Health & Mobility. Independent living & rehabilitation. Rockhampton Gladstone Bundaberg.

Post Surgery Recovery

Planning ahead can make recovery go a lot smoother after surgery. Asking questions on what can and can't be done during the healing process and seeking help from your family and friends to prepare your living space can be very helpful to getting you back on your feet. 

Do you need to make changes to your home? 

Setting up your home before you return can make life easier and safer for you. Speaking with your doctor, nurses or healthcare professionals about getting your home ready for return is very important. 

If the surgery is planned, we recommend you prepare your home in advance. If the hospital stay was unplanned, you may need to ask your family and friends to assist with preparing your home prior to discharge. 

Here are some things to consider...

Stairs

Stairs can be an obstacle after surgery. Often practice while you are still in hospital occurs before you return home. 

Equipment

After some types of surgery, special equipment may be needed. These may include elevated toilets, shower seats, supplies to care for your wounds and other items. 

Wound Care

Keeping your wound infection free is the top priority after surgery. The wound needs to be kept clean and dressings should be changed upon the direction of your healthcare professionals. 

We encourage

safety at home.

Extreme caution needs to be taken after an operation to prevent falls. Having the correct equipment in place can support your recovery needs. We can help with all of the recovery equipment you will need to ensure your recovery post surgery is as quick as possible. To help you avoid falls after surgery, we also recommend you follow our top tips: 

01

Sleep in a bedroom near a bathroom.

02

Place night lights in the hallway.

03

Get rid of the clutter in your home. 

04

Wear flat shoes or slippers.