Preparing Your Home For Knee Surgery
There are some steps you can take to help prepare your home for knee surgery, such as:
1. Make Your Home Easily Accessible
Ensure that all your important belongings will be well within reach after returning home from your surgery. Valuables should be close at hand and at an easily accessible place. Try to re-organize your home before you go into surgery.
2. Install Handrails in Hallways and Bathrooms
Make sure you can get around using the support of handrails around your home. The extra support will go a long way in helping to keep weight off your knee. Bathroom handrails are particularly important because slip and fall accidents are more common when showering and using the restroom.
3. Declutter Your Home
Space is key when it comes to knee surgery recovery. Look around your home and think of what needs to be moved away to make room for a walker. Consider where you may need to get to the most, kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom.
Additionally, as your surgery gets closer, it’s a good idea to clean your home. Since vacuuming, dusting and mopping will be a no-no for a while after the surgery.
4. Enlist the Help of Friends and Family
It’s important to remember that you are not in this alone. Do not have too much pride to the point where you can’t accept help from others. The people closest to you can assist by helping you get around and ensuring access to certain things while you are in the recovery process.
At the Spine & Orthopedic Center, we understand that recovering from any surgery presents a series of challenges. And we are here to help you through it. Whether you need assistant post-surgery or help with tips for preparing your home for knee surgery. If you feel you are not recovering properly or you simply wish to receive extra help throughout the rehab process, we can provide extensive support. Call us at 888-409-8006. Or, schedule an appointment online now.