Postoperative Care

Postoperative care is for people that require specialist care and support after an acute illness, injury or hospital stay so that they can rest, recover and rehabilitate.

While returning home after surgery or a hospital stay is often a welcome relief, the recovery process can take days, weeks or even months. Postoperative care at home provides the support you need to rest and recuperate whilst meeting your recovery goals

At Prestige Nursing & Care, we have provided postoperative care to people in their own homes for over 75 years. We are trusted by our clients and their families to provide skilled and compassionate postoperative care that is focused on improving health and overall well-being. Our postoperative care is provided in the place you love most – the comfort and familiarity of your own home.

Our professional carers can oversee every aspect of your recovery process from medication and pain management to wound care and day-to-day support at home. With the support of our competent and compassionate carers, you’ll receive the care you need to get back to living the life you always have.

What is Postoperative Care?

Postoperative care is support provided after an acute illness, injury or hospital stay. The postoperative care required is unique to each individual and is based on the type of surgery, the person’s overall health and any specific requirements such as wound care or pain management.

Postoperative care begins immediately after surgery. For serious procedures and lengthy hospital stays, postoperative care begins inpatient and continues after the patient is back home. For outpatient or day surgery, postoperative care can be carried out directly at home.

In either situation, our postoperative care services are available to help you recover as quickly as possible in the safety and comfort of your own home. After you are discharged, we will meet with you and your family to create a highly-personalised care plan designed to meet your recovery needs whilst following any hospital recommendations.

The duration of your postoperative care will be tailored to your recovery needs and recommendations from your medical team. Our care is highly flexible and can be adapted to meet your changing needs with minimal disruption to your life.

What Do Our Postoperative Services Include?

  • A comprehensive care plan tailored to your unique care needs and preferences
  • Specialist nurse-led care and support for complex, terminal and other medical conditions that impact how you live your life
  • Support with safe mobility in and around the home during your rehabilitation
  • Managing and administering medications
  • Providing discreet and sensitive personal care
  • Domestic support in and around the home
  • Meal planning and cooking nutritious meals
  • Trips and visits out of the home in your local community
  • Caring for your much-loved pet

Preoperative & Postoperative Care Services

Preoperative care is support provided prior to a medical operation. While preparing for a surgery or hospital stay, the last thing you need is to be burdened with domestic chores or running errands. Our preoperative care is available to help you with any tasks around your home so that you can focus on better preparing for your surgery.

Prior to your surgery, our carers can provide domestic support such as:

  • Help with household tasks around the home
  • Personal care
  • Filling prescriptions
  • Preparing the home for recovery
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Social and emotional support

Expert Nurse-led Care at Home

If you need support in the care of a complex condition, our nurse-led care can be provided at home. Our nurse-led care is delivered by skilled carers led and managed by a highly experienced registered nurse.

As part of our nursing care service, we assess care needs and plan the care and support required. We continually monitor and evaluate outcomes, so that the care provided meets changing needs.

Our nurse-led care services include:

  • Hands-on, nurse-led care at home
  • Establishing and agreeing on clinical care needs
  • Undertaking risk assessments
  • Developing a plan of care in collaboration with the client, medical team and family
  • Monitoring and evaluation of the care being provided to ensure quality
  • Providing advice and support to the client and their family
  • Working in collaboration with other healthcare professionals involved in a person’s care


Competent and Compassionate Postoperative Carers

When you choose Prestige Nursing & Care, the carer who cares for you or your loved one will be experienced and expertly trained to provide the support you need, to the high standards you should expect.

We adopt a bespoke approach to training that ensures our carers have the knowledge, skills and aptitude to deliver high-quality postoperative care that meets the particular needs of our clients. Through our unrivalled supervision and clinical oversight, carers can adapt their approach and evolve their care to meet changing needs.

In addition to completing our induction training programme, all our carers are trained by our registered nurses, clinical experts and other healthcare professionals. This hands-on nurse training means our carers can competently undertake a range of clinical interventions.

We are very proud of our carers – each and every one of them is dedicated to providing compassionate, sensitive and dignified postoperative care at home that ensures a successful and sustainable recovery is achieved.

Costs of Postoperative Care at Home

The cost of postoperative home care is dependent on the level of care and support you require. The overall cost of our care is determined by the number of visits and frequency of visits to you at home. Our experts will conduct a comprehensive assessment of your needs to truly understand what care and support you require. After this assessment, we will provide a comprehensive care plan including the exact cost of our service.

Arrange for Postoperative Care

Many people believe the only way to recover after surgery or illness is in a residential care home or hospital setting. Our postoperative care at home allows you to receive the care and support you need so that you can focus on a successful recovery.

We are here to take your call and will provide impartial support and guidance – contact our friendly care experts to discuss your postoperative care needs.