Get Your Home Recovery Ready

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Getting Surgery? Many People Forget to Consider the Set Up of Their Home for Recovery.

Remember you may not be able to do what you usually do for some time. Depending on your surgery- up to six weeks. Having your home in order will help eliminate some of the emotional stress. It will help you to feel prepared.

Here is a list of things you can do to get your home recovery ready.

Clean & Organize: You will feel much better knowing things are clean and tidy. Also if you organize it will make it easier for caregivers to find what you need and any moment.

Rearrange Furniture: If your surgery will effect your range of movement, mobility or stability, make your home patient safe by removing obstacles or furniture that may block the entrance-way to the bathroom or kitchen.

You may also want to make sure you have an ‘arms reach table’. A place where you can put things you need to get to often. Phone, remote, books, puzzles…


Prepare Food Ahead of Time: It is amazing how much it helps to have ready meals. You can freeze meals in family-size portions or single serve. Stock up the pantry and the fridge. It may be a little while before you are comfortable going to the store.

Pay Bills: If you are able, pay some of the bills up front or set up some kind of auto pay. It will give you piece of mind and prevent any late charges.  It seems like a small thing, but anything you can do to avoid stress will help your recovery a lot.

These are just a few things you can do to get ready for your surgery. Most people don’t consider getting your home ready for recovery. It can go a long way in helping you feel prepared for your surgery.