Surgery is never pleasant. The one thing that most medical professionals advise us to do is have a period of recovery. Extended periods of doing nothing can be frustrating; the feeling of helplessness can sometimes lead to mild depression, but rest is essential. However, you can take some of the difficulties out of your recovery phase with the following CareCo post-surgery accessories.
Cast and Dressing Protectors
Suitable for limb breakages or surgery to limbs where wounds need protecting, personal hygiene need not be a chore with these post-surgery accessories. We supply a range of cast and dressing protectors for hands, arms, feet, and legs, designed to protect you from getting water on your wound, dressing, or cast. It’s no longer a stressful trial to perform a simple action such as bathing. These secure firmly over the limb with a watertight covering. The best thing is that they’re reusable, saving you money on replacements. It should be noted that they are not suitable for open wounds.
Getting in and out of a bath during a recovery phase can be precarious. The risk of injury simply entering a bath or getting out of a shower is greater when you lack stability or have lower fine motor skills. Attaching a simple grab bar such as one of the many in the post-surgery accessories range can help you get through your daily hygiene routine while having the stability that you need.
There is no need to place drinks, food, and other items on your lap or to lean forward to put them on a coffee table. The Adapta Table is an adjustable, lightweight table to wheel over an armchair or sofa, so you don’t have to strain when seated. Additionally, there is an adjustable top so you can change the level setting depending on what you’re doing. Have it flat for mealtime or have it tilted when reading a book, for example.
Pressure Relief Mattress
For some people, the post-recovery period is one where they must stay in bed for prolonged periods. Unfortunately, staying in bed for days at a time during a recovery phase can lead to pressure sores caused by poor circulation. That’s why the range of post-surgery accessories include several choices of pressure relief mattresses.
Folding Adjustable Wooden Bed Tray
Staying with post-surgery accessories for the bedroom, bed trays are not just for Sunday breakfast in bed. For some people, it’s essential to eat meals while remaining in their bed. This folding wooden tray has a flat surface that you can rise to several different angles making it suitable for daily activities such as reading the newspaper, magazines, books, and e-readers. The four sturdy wooden legs fold out for a stable setting so you don’t need to worry much about it toppling over.
When recovering from an injury or surgery there is a risk of falling out of bed. That’s why you should consider getting bed rails or other attachments to stop this happening. You’ll find many options in bed rails in the range of post-surgery accessories, but we’d like to draw your attention to a way to make these much more comfortable. Made from a soft padding, these buffer pads slip over conventional metal bed rails to soften the impact if a patient rolls over, while still preventing them from falling out of bed.