No one ever wants to hear that they are headed for surgery, but when the inevitable hits, there’s help available in Northern Virginia. Facing a recovery without family nearby to help can be very unnerving. Let us be the family you need to get through this difficult time.
Preparing for Surgery
In the weeks before your surgery, there’s a lot to take care of. Make food ahead of time and freeze nutrient-rich meals that will help you heal. Stock your pantry with the foods you’ll want on hand. Errand Works personal assistants can help with the grocery shopping and deliver the ingredients you need right to your kitchen. Spend your time preparing the meals instead of walking the grocery store aisles.
You’ll also want to think about your home’s layout. Will you need to rearrange anything? If steps will be too tough, what will you need downstairs in order to avoid them? Planning ahead will make your return home and recovery much smoother.
While You’re in the Hospital
Did you know Errand Works offers home away services? We can take care of your home during your hospital stay. We retrieve mail, water plants, switch up lights, put trash out for pick up and more.
Preparing to Come Home After Surgery
Once your surgery is complete, doctors, physical therapists and occupational therapists will write orders for the equipment and medications you will need at home. If you have special medical equipment that needs to be delivered, our personal assistants can provide home waiting services and be at your home to receive the equipment when it arrives. They can also take your prescriptions to your pharmacy and deliver your medications back to your home.
Recovering at Home After Surgery
Once you’re home, you can schedule our personal assistants to help out with a variety of tasks. If driving is a limitation, our assistants can drive you to and from appointments. They can make trips to the library to pick up fresh reading materials. Is your pantry starting to get bare? Order your groceries online, and have an assistant pick them up and deliver them to your kitchen. They’ll even unpack them for you! And as your medications need refilling, we can be there to pick up your refills. Need a notary? Each of our assistants is certified and can come to you. We can even do some personal shopping for you if you have an occasion pop up while you’re recovering.
In the Northern Virginia community, you don’t have to face surgery recovery alone. Our dependable personal assistants have passed background checks and are licensed, bonded and insured. You can count on us to help with everyday errands and in times of need, like recovery.
Give us a call to setup a one-time or recurring service. Your first hour is on us!
Errand Works, LLC is a licensed, bonded and insured personal assistance company dedicated to improving quality of life for professionals, caregivers and other busy individuals. Every personal assistant must pass a Virginia State Criminal Background Check prior to being hired. In addition, each personal assistant is a Virginia State Notary. Errand Works currently serves Prince William County and the surrounding areas. Call today to schedule your appointment! You’ll get one hour of service free! (703) 881-1599