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How to Get Your Home Ready Before Surgery

After an extended hospital stay, it can be tough to get your home life back to normal. But a little preparation can go a long way in making the transition smoother. Here are a few tips for getting your home ready after a hospital stay:

Declutter your home before surgery to make it easier to clean and avoid infection

If you’re scheduled for surgery, one of the best things you can do to prepare is to declutter your home. A clean environment is important for avoiding infection, and it will also make it easier for you to recover after your surgery. 

Start by getting rid of anything that you don't need or use regularly. You may want to consider renting a storage unit if you have large items that you can't part with but don't need at your house. 

Once you've decluttered, make sure to deep clean your entire home. This will help to remove any dirt, dust, and bacteria that could cause infection. Surgery is a big undertaking, but taking these simple steps can help to ensure a successful recovery.

Make sure all of your necessary supplies are easily accessible in case you need them after surgery

After you've had surgery, you'll want to make sure that you have all of the supplies you need within easy reach. This includes everything from pain medication to ice packs to clean gauze pads. It's also a good idea to have a list of emergency numbers close at hand in case you need to call for help. By being prepared, you can help ensure that your recovery goes as smoothly as possible.

Stock up on food and drinks that are easy to eat and won't require a lot of preparation

Before surgery, it is important to stock up on easy-to-eat foods and drinks that will not require a lot of preparation. This will ensure that you have the energy and nutrients you need to recover from your surgery. 

There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing what to eat and drink

First, make sure that the food is easy to digest and won't upset your stomach. 

Second, choose foods that are high in protein and fiber, as these will help promote healing. 

Third, make sure to stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Water, juices, and soups are all great options. 

By following these simple tips, you can be sure that you have everything you need to recover from your surgery.

Keep your bedroom neat so you can rest comfortably after surgery

After surgery, your body will need time to rest and heal. This means that you will likely spend a lot of time in your bedroom. 

To ensure that you are comfortable and can rest well, it is important to keep your bedroom neat. This means making the bed each day, putting away any clothes or belongings that are out of place, and taking care of any clutter. 

It is important to keep the noise level down in your bedroom so that you can get a good night's sleep. 

By taking a few simple steps to keep your bedroom clean and quiet, you can create an environment that is conducive to healing after surgery.

Ask friends or family members for help with household tasks while you're recovering from surgery

It can be tough to recover from surgery. Not only do you have to contend with the pain and discomfort of the procedure itself, but you also have to deal with the after-effects, which can include everything from fatigue and nausea to loss of appetite and difficulty sleeping. 

One way to make the recovery process a little bit easier is to ask your friends or family members for help with household tasks. Whether it's someone to help you cook meals or do laundry, having an extra set of hands around can be a huge help. Just be sure to let your loved ones know what you need help with and when you need it; that way, they can plan their visits accordingly. And, of course, don't hesitate to return the favor once you're feeling better!

By following these simple tips, you can make the transition back to home life a lot easier.

Recovering from surgery can be a difficult process, but by following the tips we've provided in this article, you can make it a little bit easier.


At Prime Surgical Suites, we provide state-of-the-art, cost-effective musculoskeletal surgical care in a convenient and comfortable outpatient setting for patients of all ages. Located in RiverCrest Medical Park, we are the region's first outpatient center focused exclusively on orthopedics. Our physician-led center will help restore your active lifestyle and well-being with compassion and orthopedic excellence.