Considering weight loss surgery is a very difficult decision for anyone to make, particularly for the elderly parents and grandparents we love and adore. The benefits of such a procedure are considerably helpful to both the health and overall happiness of any individual but for our aging loved ones, who can no longer care for themselves, many questions are left unanswered. Can age affect the danger or success of bariatric surgery? What sort of care is needed? Who will help and assisted our loved one before and after the surgery? Let Country Club Rehabilitation Campus answer your questions and relieve your concerns.
New studies show that not only is bariatric surgery very beneficial to aging individuals but age does not present any serious risks to having the procedure done. While individuals over the age of 65 should expect longer hospital stays, researchers found that elderly individuals were not at substantially greater risk than adults in their 30s and 40s.
To get the best results from a bariatric surgery, certain procedures must take place before and after the surgery.
Preparing a patient both mentally and physically for bariatric surgery is very important. Pre-bariatric care helps determine whether surgery is even feasible and if so what type of bariatric surgery should be performed. This time period can also bring understanding and peace of mind to the patient, friends, and family.
The weeks that follow a bariatric surgery are very critical to a loved one’s recovery and improved health in the months and years to come. Post-bariatric care requires a certain amount of medical assistance to ensure your loved ones full recovery, but more importantly it allows doctors and medical staff to educate a patient on necessary diet and exercise. These few weeks hopefully will better your aging loved one’s life style and thus maximize and maintain the results of their bariatric surgery. Resulting in a much healthier, happier life.
Facing bariatric surgery can be a daunting experience for both you and your aging loved one. Thankfully, Country Club Rehabilitation Campus is here to assist you and your loved ones throughout the entire experience. Our experienced and friendly nurses offer the best of care for your loved one before and after their bariatric surgery. With 24-hour supervision and assistance from our nurses, you will never have to worry about the safety and care of your aging loved one throughout their bariatric surgery and the happy life ahead of them.
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