The first few weeks at home after a cardiac or surgery can be scary for a senior. Such fears may be even worse if the senior lives alone. However, there are a few steps that can be taken to reduce fears and help the recovery process.
After a cardiac attack, the recovery at home can be slow going. In many instances, it may take six weeks for a person to recover fully, according to Seconds Count. Some people, especially the elderly, may take up to twelve weeks before they start feeling normal again. It is not uncommon for the senior to feel weak and to require frequent rest.
Often a walker or cane must be utilized to move from room to room. Most seniors are also faced with needing to remember to take additional medications that they are not used to taking.
During the entire recovery process at home, there are specific safety steps that a senior might want to take.
Recovery from surgery or a cardiac attack takes time. Many seniors feel worried, stressed out, and alone while recovering at home. Adding the above ideas to the senior’s daily home routine may reduce the anxiety that the senior is experiencing and make the entire recovery process smoother. Ideally, the aging individual should be focusing on nothing but making a full recovery in the comfort and safety of their own home.