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Before Surgery: Preparing Your Home
You may want to make a few simple changes around the house before your
surgery to make life easier and safer after surgery. Reduce household
hazards now. Also, limit the amount of reaching and stair climbing you'll
have to do. By planning ahead now, you'll have less to worry about
- Stock up on canned and frozen foods. Store all supplies between hip and
shoulder level. That way you can get to them without reaching or bending.
- Prepare a room on the main living level if you usually sleep upstairs.
Or set things up so you have to go upstairs only once a day.
- Pick up clutter and remove throw rugs.
- Tape down electrical cords.
Ask someone to help care for children or pets until you
- Have some treats ready to take your mind off the pain. Rent a few videos,
or check out some library books.
- Special equipment may help you have a safer and easier recovery. If pre-op
training is offered, try using the devices before surgery.
Some of the most helpful equipment includes :
Elevated toilet seat
Handrails and grab bars to help you steady yourself
A grasping device to pull on socks and shoes
Arrange for Assistance
After your surgery, you may not be able to drive for a couple weeks. If
you live alone, ask someone to stay with you for a few days after surgery.
For More Information
If you have questions or concerns about pricing for inpatient, outpatient
or cosmetic surgery procedures, please call our price quote line at 816-943-4717.
If you have questions about our surgical services,
call us at 816-943-2612.