Post-Surgical Care

Patients who have undergone a surgery need closely monitored optimum care. It is critical that they are well attended to by professionals who are trained to monitor them and collaborate with their doctor, to ensure a healthy and speedy recovery. At One Life, we offer specialised care for recovery from various surgeries.

Knee Surgery

Hospitalization for a knee surgery usually lasts about two to three days, after which the patient will be discharged. Outpatient or at-home physiotherapy may be needed to assist in rehabilitation after discharge from hospital. The timeframe for resuming normal activity varies with each patient based on age and overall fitness. During the rehabilitation phase, it is crucial to adhere to all recommendations for joint protection.

Typically, the first follow-up visit with the surgeon is scheduled two to three weeks post-discharge, and subsequent visits will be planned based on patient progress.

Care provided by One Life:

  • Position changing assistance
  • Pain management
  • Monitoring fluid intake
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Dressing change
  • Incision care
  • Monitoring vitals

Hip Surgery

Hip replacement surgery interrupts the supporting muscles on the back and side of the hip. Post-surgical care extends up to three months after surgery to restore the stability of the hip joint. One Life’s specialized home-care ensures that the patient’s rehabilitation regimen is handled effectively – from the day of discharge from hospital until the patient is able to function with independence.

Our expert care will handle the administration of pain medication, blood thinners and other measures to ensure prevention of infections or clot formation due to prolonged bed rest. Our physiotherapist will instruct the patient on using a walker or crutches and also support with special hip-strengthening exercises.

Care provided by One Life:

  • Incision care
  • Dressing change
  • Monitoring vitals
  • Fall prevention
  • Preventing infections
  • Physiotherapy support
  • Mobilisation support
  • Assistance in activities of daily living
  • Medication management
  • Monitoring diet and fluid intake
  • Follow safety precautions and attending to medical emergencies


What is home healthcare?

Home healthcare provides medical treatment for an illness or injury, with the goal of helping the patient recover, regain their independence and become as self-sufficient as possible. More than just providing excellent care at home, home healthcare provides quality care at a fraction of the cost.

Who needs home health care?

Patients who have undergone surgery and are in need of care, supervision and assistance at home.

Individual nursing care with special attention for patients who have recently been shifted from ICU to ward.

Patients who undergo complex treatment that requires use of medical equipment and medication monitoring.

People with chronic diseases and disabilities like Alzheimer’s, heart failure, kidney disease and diabetes who will require special care at home

Senior citizens who are in need of assistance for living and are looking for a supportive caregiver to help in healthcare and basic daily activities

For those who want to provide safe and quality care for their parents at home

Why should I opt for care at home?

Staying in familiar and comfortable surrounding helps recovery

Home care can help save up to 80% of the hospital admission costs.

We assist with basic personal needs like grooming, moving around, exercising inside and outside of the home, to dressing and administering medication.

Home health care comes with privacy and convenience

Additional stress involved with doctor visits and check- ups can be significantly reduced

By involving family members as part of the patient’s treatment, healthcare at home ensures personalized care for speedy recovery.

Helps the patient build confidence and re-gain independence.

Personalized and individual attention is required in case of post-surgery care

Why One Life?

Along with a professional team of healthcare experts with Global experience, we are also backed by a strong management that understands healthcare needs. We focus on the need of the individual to ensure excellent and reliable care. Our in-house multidisciplinary team has over 200 collective years of critical care experience and our protocols are developed based on JCI (Joint Commission International) standards. All our staff and service providers are well-trained not just medically but also to ensure that they are able to support the patient and family through difficult times.

Our quality standards ensure that we take ample care at every step to ensure the safety and comfort of the patient.

What services does One Life offer?

One life offers a broad range of services to clients of all ages in the comfort of their own homes. We provide:

Post hospitalization

Senior care

Chronic disease management

Skilled nursing


Doctor consultations

How One Life staff is different from other home healthcare players?

We recruit qualified staff and always perform a thorough background verified staff. And since all of them are our employees under our payroll, there is no chance for dilution of quality through third party vendors. We also invest in regular training and upskilling of our staff by qualified educators and senior clinicians in order to achieve the highest level of clinical and service standards. Our in-house training is focussed on the following core concepts.

Patient-centric care

Attaining benchmark quality

Interpersonal skills and team approach

Service excellence

Monitoring nursing sensitive components of Healthcare delivery in a Home Healthcare setting

How much do home healthcare services cost?

We believe that each patient’s requirements are unique and our charges will be based on the services required, and we shall be happy to provide an estimate for each patient based on consultation with the primary physician and the condition of the patient. Please contact us for more information regarding this.

What can I expect from the first home visit?

Once the service request is received, the patient is registered. We also immediately communicate the initial assessment schedule.

Our initial assessment team comprising of a medical officer and a Patient Care Coordinator visit the patient’s home and conduct an initial evaluation of overall health status of the patient and also study the home environment before initiating the care plan. Any changes to be made in the house to ensure safety and comfort of the patient and medical supplies or equipment to be bought to the house will also be discussed.

Forms to be filled up during the initial assessment include the Service agreement, Patient’s Rights & Responsibilities, General Consent Form & any other consent form (if applicable), Physical and Health Form, Environmental Assessment and Risk Assessment forms.

Expected start date and time of the service will be confirmed and an advance amount will be collected as cheque (depends on the type of service requested)

The allotted staff will reach the patient’s home along with the kit bag that contains patient file and other basic medical supplies.

Is initial assessment mandatory?

The initial assessment process is an orientation for both One Life and the patient and the family. It is an infallible opportunity for us to understand the the exact condition of the patient and prepare a suitable clinical plan.

It also helps in educating and engaging the family members involved in the patient’s care. Based on the assessment report, staff suitable for the service requested can be allotted and we have seen that this assessment plays a major role in providing effective care to the patient.

What are the potential complications of Hip replacement surgery?

Hip Dislocation

Inflammation at the joint causing the implant to loosen


Blood clots

Heterotopic bone formation (bone growth beyond the normal edges of bone)

How long do hip replacements last?

The implants used in the surgery are made of metal and plastic and they wear over time. The longevity of the new hip depends on the type of the implant, age, body weight and activity level of the patient.

How is the team from one life trained to handle Total hip replacement cases?

Proper incision care and dressing change during the initial weeks following the surgery. In case high fever say above 101 degree, persistent drainage from the incision site, excessive redness around the incision, increase in the incision pain, increased leg swelling, pain and swelling in the calf of the leg, numbness or tingling down the back of the operative leg, chest tightness, difficulty in breathing or any related concern the treating physician will be notified immediately. In case of any alarming symptoms or complications arising, the team will notify the treating physician immediately,

Physiotherapy support as per the patient’s condition and encouraging the patient to walk with support. Calf muscle massaging will be given to avoid m

Other services include encouraging the patient to do hip and leg exercises, assistance with personal care and chores, medication administration and attending to emergency conditions.

Continuous monitoring of our staff’s compliance with best medical practices by daily/tri weekly /weekly supervision depending on the requirement.

Well-developed protocols for handling different hip transplant cases at different ages.

Does diabetics increase knee replacement risks?

Yes, diabetic patients are at higher risk of perioperative complications (before, during and after the surgery). Conditions like stroke, pneumonia, urinary tract infection, ileus, fractures, and non-routine discharge are common among diabetic patients.

These increased risks are due to immunological and other factors found in type1 diabetic patients or due to the comorbidity profile and poor life style found in type 2 diabetic patients. Diabetic management is very important for such patients.

Is physiotherapy support required after discharge?

Yes. Physiotherapy support is required for around four to six weeks after the surgery. The length of time required for therapy varies with each patient.

Primary focus is to improve the strength of the surrounding muscles and to ensure that knee bends and straightens well. After few weeks, additional exercises are taught if any issues are identified.

How is the team from one life trained to handle post knee transplant cases?

Our care team is trained to provide the following services for knee transplant patients:

Position changing

Pain management

Monitoring fluid intake

Physiotherapy support

Dressing change

Incision care

Monitoring vitals

Recognizing and preventing potential complications like blood clot, infection, pulmonary embolism

Assistance in daily activities of living

Fall prevention

Medication management

Notifying doctor in case of a medical emergency

Are there additional costs associated with renting of medical equipment?

Yes, medical equipment is either sold or rented depending on the requirement, affordability and duration of need.

Are there any packages that One Life offers or would customize to include different services?

Yes. For complex care cases where an ICU or step down unit has to be developed at home, we will customize based on the medical needs of the patients.

Does One Life offer any facility to administer lab tests at the comfort of homes?

Yes, we do provide this service based on the requirement and need.

Are there timings to the nursing services that One Life offers?

Our service timings can be 12 hours or 24 hours depending on the patient’s request and their existing available support.

Are One Life's Doctors qualified and reliable?

All our doctors are MBBS or MD and have valid Medical Council of India registrations.

Are there any specific activities that a One Life professional will not do?

One Life’s care team will not undertake domestic work such as cooking, laundry, home or room cleaning, running errands outside or managing other house help.

Will One Life provide any physiotherapy care if needed?

Yes, both standalone and as part of the care plan if needed.

Will One Life advise on any specific dietary requirements for the patients?

Yes, the nutritional requirements will be part of the initial assessment. In case of specialized dietary consultation, a dietician would be part of the process.