We all get a little nervous when we are advised surgery whether it is for a small procedure like cataract, hernia, prostrate etc. or something more serious like a heart bypass, knee/ hip replacement or Cholecystectomy. For some elderly the decision to go into a surgery can be more traumatizing, especially when the immunity levels are weaker and there are multiple ailments to worry about. Surgical intervention is a stressful process no matter how small the procedure is, and impacts both the physical and psychological recovery.
The following are some of the reasons why one tends to go through a psychological distress and why there is a need for pre and post-operative psychological support:
If the elderly’s worries are not answered, and there is lack of pre-operative support, then the intra-operative stage could suffer critically. The elderly can go through hemodynamic changes, and in some cases serious physiological distresses like bleeding, which can disrupt the recovery.
A critical intra-operative stage leads to a prolonged recovery, which means that there would be an increase in psychological distress post the operation, which may include, infection risk, immobilization of certain body parts, inability to communicate well, restlessness, indigestion, etc.
Pre and post-operative support is very essential and should not be taken lightly, especially in places like India, where these type of support therapies are still overlooked.
Here are some suggestions on how to prepare an elderly for surgery :
There are a lot of organizations which offer such services, where they provide psychological assistance as well as attendant services, with qualified and professional social workers and mental health representatives. This can help reduce the risk factors for delay in recovery and ensure overall well being of the elderly and the family.
Samvedna Senior Care was established in October 2013 with two primary goals – dementia care and active ageing. Our aim is to cater to the intellectual, emotional and physical wellbeing of seniors in Delhi NCR. We help them live happy, active and independent lives, in the comfort of their home and community through interactive caregiving.
Our aim is to provide quality home care services to seniors with limited mobility or dementia, and to facilitate stimulating community interaction and participation.
You can call us on 98184 00561 or write to us on email@example.com.
Some of our services:
Counselling for Ageing Related Disorders in Anand Niketan, New Delhi:
Studies show that elderly may be more prone to depression and loneliness, which can lead to higher rates of unhappiness. To address this issue, we have designed counselling and therapies for seniors with anxiety, low mood or depression, mild cognitive impairment/ memory difficulties, or dementia.
With our General Well Being Services we aim to raise the quality of life of seniors, specially those who may have limited mobility and social interaction due to various constraints. Our interactive programme keeps them active and engaged through physical, mental and social activities, all in the comfort of their home.
Trained Attendant Services:
Our trained in-home attendant service brings to you verified attendants and nurses, specially trained by specialists in elder care and dementia. Our staff is trained to not only take care of your elderly loved one’s physical wellbeing through top class personal care and nursing, but also their emotional wellbeing. The attendants are monitored by our Senior Care Specialists (psychologists and MSWs).
Our service is available across Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida. We offer both male and female attendants as per request, for 12 and 24 hour shifts.
Know more about our Trained Attendant Services here https://www.samvednacare.com/home-care-services/home-care-package/caregiver-services