Following on from treatment – support at home
There will come a time following treatment where hospital visits finish and your loved one will be able to come home. At this time it is natural to feel anxious as your role as a caregiver may become slightly different following any side effects that the treatment may cause. Here’s what you need to know about caring at home, and don’t forget that you can call us or email us for support at any time.
The medical team should go through any side effects that your loved one may experience following either therapy or surgery, but if you are concerned you should get in touch with them. You can find more information about treatment and possible side effects here.
Caring for someone after brain surgery
Most people are only kept in hospital a couple of days after brain surgery. This can be because the best place to recover is at home. When caring at home there’s ways you can prepare to make it as easy as possible.
In anticipation of this, have a think about how you can make your home a good recovery space. Before the surgery stock up on groceries and toiletries and maybe have a think about moving everything your loved one might need into one area so they are able to get to things themselves a bit easier once they are able to move around a bit more.
As a caregiver, you will have experienced a lot of different emotions in the build up to the surgery date and will continue to afterwards.
Think about self-care and what you can do for yourself each day. You can find more tips on this here.