Resources for Families and Friends in Providing Care
Signs Your Loved One May Need Help
The signs are not always evident, but it helps to have a general idea of what to look for, regardless of his or her age or past medical history. Because the range of potential conditions is so great, varying from the pediatric to the geriatric, these tips are general in nature.
Supporting a Loved One During Treatment
Beginning treatment for an orthopaedic condition, be it rehabilitation for a sports injury or recovering from a joint replacement, is a physical and emotional experience. Knowing how to aid and encourage someone in their care can play a role in achieving faster recovery times.
What Your Loved One Will Need after a Procedure
Often, what an individual needs begins with a discussion before the procedure: namely, what is planned and when, and what level of care will be needed in the days and weeks afterward. This may be as simple as understanding what medicines are required or it may require helping oversee modifications to the home, in the case of a joint replacement (for example, installing accessibility devices and making other modifications).
There are many resources to help you practice preventive medicine, live a healthier lifestyle and educate you on important health care topics. Here are some of our favorites: