Here are some steps you can take to help prepare your home for post-surgery success:
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. 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. 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 or visit the Spine & Ortho Center today for more information.