After surgery do I need someone to be at home with me?

Yes. If you have day-case surgery, you should have someone stay with or be with you overnight. If you have surgery that requires you spending time in hospital you will need support when you go home. It would be advisable to prepare and freeze some meals. Remove all loose carpets, and mats or tape them down along with cords, keep items you use commonly within easy reach. Your partner, family, friends, neighbours may need to help you out with shopping, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and driving you to appointments. If you live alone and have minimal support, the physiotherapists will make sure you have all the necessary equipment to go home with. There are also excellent organisations in the community who may also be able to help you initially.