We offer a variety of specialist care services across London from housekeeping and companionship to live-in care and night care.
Whatever your age or your circumstance, admission to hospital for a surgical procedure can feel very daunting, and thinking about how you might cope when released from hospital, is often as unnerving.
Our post operative care service is ideal for:
Whatever your care needs and wherever your loved one is on their care journey, please contact us and let’s talk. We're here to help.
If you’re due to be admitted to hospital for an operation or surgical procedure and are likely to require some degree of post operative care, please get in touch with us. Our expert team of post operative carers work across London to support recently discharged hospital patients with their recovery.
We know how important it is for patients to take it easy, following a stay in hospital. We’re also aware that people’s post operative care needs vary and that there’s no one size fits all approach. We understand that the type of surgery patients have had, their health history and general well-being all play a part in determining the nature and scope of their post operative care.
So, whether you just need someone to get you home from the hospital, or you feel you could benefit from some assistance with household tasks, or if you require longer-term help with pain management and physiotherapy, our carers will step in and offer their support in any way that’s needed, so that you can focus on making a full and speedy recovery.
Following an operation, patients who don’t have access to adequate aftercare and support are required to remain within the care of the NHS, even if they have been deemed eligible for discharge. Such ‘bed blocking’ not only costs the NHS but can cost the patient too, with healthy patients contracting illnesses due to delayed discharge. If you live alone and don’t have friends and family nearby that can pick you up from the hospital and get you settled in at home, we can help. Our reliable and experienced carers can help you get from the hospital to the comfort of your own home quickly and safely.
Post operative pain can last from a few days to several weeks and dealing with it can sap one’s energy and lead to increased levels of anxiety and depression. Add to this, the pressure of keeping on top of everyday tasks and pain management at home can become a real challenge. Our care assistants recognise this and can undertake tasks that you find taxing or uncomfortable, such as shopping, cleaning, meal preparation and even administering medication. With the daily household chores taken care of, you can focus on resting up and relieving your pain.
Our carers will be on hand to help you complete any post operative care tasks that your surgeon or doctor has assigned to you and support you with any physiotherapy exercises you’ve been asked to do. With your post discharge recommendations covered, you’re more likely to make a swift recovery and avoid any unnecessary return trips to the hospital.
Are you keen to get out and about and keep active after your operation, but are worried you might have a fall? Rest assured, if you’re a bit unsteady on your feet, our carers are trained to help you move about your home safely. We can accompany you on walks to the local shops or the park or if you’d prefer to just do some gentle exercises at home, our carers are more than happy to supervise these. Whatever your mobility needs, our carers are on hand to help until your confidence returns and you’re able to move about independently.
Take a look here at the full list of activities our care assistants can support you with.
When undergoing cosmetic procedures that require a general anaesthetic your surgeon or anaesthetist will likely tell you that you need to be accompanied by a responsible adult in order for you to be discharged. In some cases, they may say you need to be accompanied for 24 hours. This is a service our carers regularly provide and they're trained to assist you with all of your post-operative care needs.
When travelling from overseas for surgery you may find it difficult to find a responsible adult to accompany you from the hospital back to your hotel. In many cases, surgeons and anaesthetists will insist someone is present to discharge you after your procedure. Our carers are experienced in escorting international patients from the hospital to their hotel and they can provide overnight support at the hotel too.
We know there’s no one-size-fits-all approach when it comes to recuperating and rehabilitation. That is why we offer a range of post-operative care services for elderly adults, tailored to meet each individual’s convalescent care needs. Our caregivers provide support with personal care, daily tasks, preparing meals, medication management, or simply assisting with mobility issues.
Patients undergoing a medical procedure at an NHS hospital might find they require additional support at home following their procedure and in some cases may require assistance getting home from the hospital. Our post-operative care team can assist with both of these tasks and can coordinate directly with your team at the NHS to ensure you receive a joined-up post-operative care service.
We know that most people prefer to recuperate in the comfort of their own homes. Our caregivers can assist with daily activities, personal care, and medical needs. Carers also offer emotional support and companionship for individuals with ongoing medical conditions, making you feel like you're in good company. Our post-operative care services aim to help you achieve optimal recovery and regain independence.
Our caregivers understand the unique needs of those with physical limitations and are dedicated to helping them regain strength and independence during their post-operative period. We provide comprehensive care, including assistance with daily activities, personal hygiene, and mobility support, so you can confidently focus on your rehabilitation and well-being.
From Acton to Dulwich and Notting Hill to Wimbledon - wherever you live in London, our carers are ready to support you.
Our Post Operative Care is based on personal experience
We understand, first-hand how important it is to secure flexible and bespoke home care for your loved one.
“Tiggo Care is born out of my own personal experiences, following my struggle to find suitable care for my parents, both of whom lived with rare diseases..."
Chris Williams - Tiggo Care Founder
At Tiggo Care we understand how precious your loved one is to you and how unique they are. We also appreciate how overwhelming it can be to research and source the most suitable type of care.
We fundamentally believe that there is no ‘one size fits all’ care package and like to work with you and your loved one to understand your specific requirements. We’ll then create a tailored care package and match your relative with their ideal carer.
Unlike some other care providers, we are fully regulated by the Care Quality Commission. This means we are regularly inspected, rated and audited to ensure we are a safe, effective, caring, responsive and well led organisation, committed to delivering the best possible care.
We’re also proud members of the Homecare Association, the U.K’s membership body for home care providers, which holds organisations to a high set of standards and requests them to abide by a strict code of practice
At Tiggo Care, all of our carers undergo a rigorous recruitment and induction process. They are fully vetted and background checked, with all references followed up. Our carers undertake their training on the best eLearning system currently available within the UK care market, ensuring they are well placed to deliver the best possible service. Specialist training courses such as moving and handling, medications and basic life support are also completed by our carers face to face, as we feel these courses are more effective when delivered in person.
If you like what you've read and are ready to access one of our care services or perhaps just have some questions, please follow our simple 3 step process below.
Send us some additional information about your request by emailing us or by using the form below. Alternatively, if you would prefer to speak with someone directly, please feel free to call us.
Our care manager will arrange a free consultation with you at your loved one’s home to better understand your requirements, create a personalised care plan and pair your loved one with a suitable carer.
And that’s it. You’re all set! We’ll introduce you to your loved one’s carer and the whole team, who’ll be able to provide you with all the ongoing support you’ll need.
Post operative care is care that is provided to a patient following an operation or surgical procedure. It can start in the hospital and continue at home, following a patient’s discharge. The type of post operative care a patient requires will be determined by the patient’s doctor or surgeon.
Post operative care is key to ensuring a patient recovers from their procedure quickly, fully and without complications such as infection. Post operative care at home, delivered by a specialist care team, enables patients to focus solely on their recovery rather than worrying about having to complete everyday household chores.
The type of post operative care a patient receives depends entirely on the procedure they’ve had and how well they’ve come through it. Care may simply involve some help with cooking, cleaning and shopping, or it may include assistance with personal care, administering medication or managing a patient’s pain.
Care can be delivered as soon as a patient is discharged from the hospital. We can undertake an immediate risk assessment and have a carer in place within 24 hours. We can even collect the patient from the hospital and have a meal ready for them as they come through the door.
To arrange post operative care please give us a call at 020 8102 8628. The sooner you can arrange care, the better. We recommend calling us at least two weeks prior to the planned hospital discharge, but if that's not possible we can also arrange last-minute emergency care.
Contact our care team using the form below or by calling our office and we'll organise a free consultation to advise you on your specific care needs.