“I don’t need help on a full or part-time ba­sis. I can get around pretty well and take care of my­self for the most part. But I am due to have surgery next month, and I’m con­cerned about my re­cov­ery over the course of the 2-3 weeks fol­low­ing the surgery. A

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An­swer: There are many op­tions avail­able to you for home care af­ter surgery. The beauty of home care is that it has to be flex­i­ble in or­der to meet your chang­ing and im­prov­ing con­di­tion from day to day. Many clients want the se­cu­rity of hav­ing some­one around the clock for a few days then cus­tom­ize your help to the times in the day you need as­sis­tance and how many hours you need your help each day. Many times af­ter surgery a per­son should not be do­ing house­work such as sweep­ing, vac­u­um­ing, and mop­ping, plus stand­ing up cook­ing and clean­ing dishes. A per­son also may be un­steady and for safety rea­sons need a care­giver to help pro­vide as­sis­tance in show­er­ing/bathing.

Re­mem­ber – YOU are al­ways in charge of the type of help you want, the care­giver you want, the times that you want.

Please call me for a free, no obli­ga­tion con­sul­ta­tion with de­tailed in­for­ma­tion on care­giv­ing as­sis­tance, and I will be happy to make a home visit to dis­cuss your wants and needs. Our Fayet­teville of­fice at 2208 Main Dr. – 479-587-9551; or our Rogers of­fice at 104 N. 37th St. – 479-636-7700.

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