When the need for surgery or hospitalisation happens, family are not always able to be relieved from work or other duties to be able to be an in-hospital support. Senior Helpers can help. Our dedicated support staff are trained to provide sitter services and comprehensive non-medical assistance to adults recovering from surgery.

We can be a companion to adults while they are in hospital or residential care, providing family or carers with a much-needed break.

When Dementia is Involved

Hospitalisation can be an increased source of anxiety for the person who is ill, injured or having surgery, on top of coping with the changes associated with dementia. Senior Helpers’ staff certified in our Senior Gems® dementia program can provide skilled and sensitive support to the client to ensure that they remain safe, have their anxieties addressed through appropriate communication techniques and reassurance.

Services can typically be provided in the following facilities:

  • Hospitals
  • Day surgery
  • Residential care
  • Assisted Living Communities
  • Independent Living Communities

Senior Helpers Australia- Sitter ServicesWe can make a hospital stay less stressful, more comfortable, and safe through the following service offerings:

  • Preoperative assistance
  • Staying with the patient throughout the night
  • Seeking assistance from the hospital or facility staff as needed
  • Documenting doctors’ visits
  • Providing companionship
  • Reading, puzzles and other activities
  • Assisting with meals and personal hygiene
  •  Discharge and transportation assistance
  • Running errands

Benefits of Surgery Assistance and Sitter Services

Our services offered in a hospital or facility are not meant to interfere with or replace staff at that location. Our professional, locally-based support staff are available 24-hours a day to help provide:

  • A watchful companion
  • Peace of mind for the patient and their family
  • Access to support for discharge

Get Started Today

When you or your loved one is able to recover and not worry about meal preparation, transportation, appointments and household tasks, recovery times can improve. Our services are available from one or more hours to 24 hours a day. We will work with you to match the most appropriate support worker for you or your loved one, based on individual needs.

If you would like to know more about our surgery assistance and sitter services, or to speak with a Senior Helpers Consultant about creating a plan for support, or for urgent support, please contact us today.