Post-surgical and Rehabilitation Nursing

Live-in nursing after surgery can help prevent post-operative complications and infections and reduce the likelihood of being readmitted to a hospital. Our rehabilitation live-in nursing service can include physiotherapy exercises, wound care, stoma care and the administration of medication and aims to promote self-care at a pace that suits you and your recovery.


Our live-in nurses have the knowledge and experience to provide care for those recovering from all types of surgery, including general, gynaecological, and cardiac surgery. As well as those recovering from a brain injury or spinal cord injury, assist with stroke rehabilitation and help those suffering from a chronic illness.


Consultus live-in nurses will work closely with other healthcare professionals, such as physiotherapists, as part of a multidisciplinary team to create a personalised rehabilitation care plan that provides you with the right level of nursing support to suit your needs. As a result, our clients benefit from highly qualified nurses with the relevant experience to provide the right package of nursing support needed.


In addition, our team will take the time to carefully match the experience and specific skill sets of our live-in nurses with your needs and requirements to ensure you will be receiving the highest level of care.


How Live-In Rehabilitation Nursing Can Help


Home nursing after surgery can help to prevent postoperative complications and infections and reduce the likelihood of being readmitted to a hospital. Our rehabilitation home care service can include physiotherapy exercises, wound care, stoma care and the administration of medication and aims to promote self-care at a pace that suits you and your recovery.

In addition to improved health outcomes and recovery rates, being cared for by a live-in nurse in the comfort of your own home enables you to enjoy the familiarity of your house, pets, local friends and family. Home care can also be more affordable than extended stays in a nursing home.

In a home care environment, clients also benefit from a bespoke care plan, giving them the freedom to make choices about their daily routine and lifestyle while receiving support for any impairment they may have. 

Alana's Care Story


Consultus received an enquiry from Alana, a 75-year-old lady living close to the Welsh borders, asking about our short-term home carer service.


Alana was due to go into hospital to have major vascular surgery. She lived alone and was concerned about her ability to manage for herself once discharged from hospital.


After an in-depth consultation, we arranged for Alana to have a carer who could drive and organise the shopping. Our carer, Susan, supported her while she showered and helped her to get dressed and undressed each day. During the first few days Alana needed help using her wheelchair, and Susan also prompted her to take her medication at the appropriate times, and cooked nourishing meals to help her regain her strength. Susan even managed Alana’s social diary and gave her all the necessary support in welcoming visitors to the house and providing refreshments. Alongside all this, our carer helped the regular cleaner with general housework and laundry.


Alana had originally anticipated a two-week recovery period post-operation, but when she wasn’t as independently able as she might have hoped, she asked us for a week’s extension. Extending a period of Live-in Care is nearly always possible, and fortunately Susan was available and happy to extend her stay to the full three weeks, allowing Alana regain her mobility and get back to her normal routine.

Client sat in her living room laughing with her friends and nurse