Post Surgery Respite

At Loveday, our Post-Operative Care is designed to deliver the very best support by a team of industry-leading professionals, enabling you to completely focus on your recovery. Post-Operative Care is ideal for short-term stays, from 2 weeks  to 2 months, when additional care and support are required following surgery or medical treatment such as chemotherapy or radiotherapy.

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What is included in Post-Operative Care at Loveday?

At Loveday, our team is passionate about providing bespoke care tailored to the unique needs of each of every Member. Post-operative care at Loveday includes:

  • An assessment of care needs.
  • Round-the-clock care personalised care, by our expert care team
  • Access to a comprehensive range of activities including fitness, art, culture, music, mental and physical stimulation and friendship
  • Full use of the communal spaces in our beautiful residences including the spa and beauty salon, cafes, library and cinema room and gardens
  • Fresh and nutritious meals, prepared by our award-winning culinary team
  • Residing in fully furnished rooms, fitted with state-of-the-art care technology and ensuite bathroom

What are the benefits of Post-Operative Care?

Post-operative care at Loveday offers clear benefits for the individuals being cared for, as well as their family, friends and caregivers. For those receiving care, a post-operative stay at Loveday can:

  • Provide the necessary time, space, environment and expert care to facilitate recovery
  • Accelerate longer-term recovery
  • Deliver targeted medical support by a multidisciplinary medical team if and when required
  • Ensure safety outside of the hospital environment
  • Alleviate the pressure of managing day-to-day tasks such as meal preparation, cleaning and laundry
  • Provide a change of scenery, enhancing general wellbeing and happiness
  • Offer opportunities to enjoy a social environment, meet new people, engage in innovative activities and even learn something new.

For family and friends post-operative care at Loveday provides the opportunity to:

  • Have peace of mind knowing their loved one is receiving the very best standard of care
  • Attend to their own mental and physical health.

When is post-operative care appropriate?

Post-operative respite care for elderly individuals becomes imperative in various scenarios to guarantee their safety, facilitate recovery and ensure overall well-being following surgical procedures. Below are circumstances where elderly individuals might find post-operative respite care valuable:

Complex or Major Surgical Procedures:

Following significant surgeries such as joint replacements, cardiac procedures, or extensive abdominal surgeries, the initial stages of recovery often necessitate additional support.

Limited In-Home Support:

In cases where an elderly person lives alone or has minimal support at home, post-operative respite care proves invaluable, offering assistance with daily activities, medication management and continuous monitoring and support during the recovery period.

Complications or Prolonged Recovery:

Unanticipated complications or an extended recovery period may warrant post-operative respite care until the individual regains independence.

Cognitive Impairment or Dementia:

Elderly individuals grappling with cognitive impairments or dementia may encounter challenges in adhering to post-operative care instructions. In such instances, respite care providers can deliver specialised assistance.

Mobility Challenges:

Surgeries impacting mobility, such as hip or knee replacements, often demand additional support for rehabilitation exercises, mobility assistance and fall prevention during the initial stages of recovery.

Complication Prevention:

Post-operative respite care plays a pivotal role in preventing complications including infections, by ensuring meticulous wound care, adherence to medications, and prompt resolution of potential issues.

Alleviating Family Caregiver Burnout:

In situations where a family member typically assumes the caregiving role, the post-operative period may lead to burnout or exhaustion. Respite care becomes a crucial source of relief, preventing caregiver fatigue.

Hospital-to-Home Transition:

The transition from hospital to home can present challenges for elderly individuals. Post-operative respite care facilitates a seamless transition, providing essential support and monitoring in the comfort of their home environment.

Nutritional Support:

Surgeries may impact an individual's ability to prepare meals or maintain a proper diet, especially when food shopping is required. Respite care providers play a pivotal role in assisting with meal preparation, ensuring the individual receives adequate nutrition during the recovery period, which is hugely important.

It is imperative to evaluate each situation individually, considering the nature of the surgery, the specific needs of the individual, and the level of support available in their home environment. Our team at Loveday will conduct a full handover with your medical team to ensure continuity of care, to ensure the very best recovery to ensure a safe and comfortable return to independent living.


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Please contact our Membership team to answer any questions you might have and arrange a tour.

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Lisa Nichols from the Membership Team

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