Post-Transplant Care

Post Liver transplant

The duration of hospitalisation post-liver transplant ranges between 7-10 days for most patients. The post-discharge, recuperation period of around 90 days, is most crucial, as this is when majority of the healing takes place, during which time any failure to comply with the immunosuppression medical regimen can cause post-transplant organ failure. We ensure close follow-up with the transplant team and primary care physician to achieve the best possible outcome. The patient’s quality of life is significantly improved with adherence to medication schedules, adapting to lifestyle changes, and implementing infection-prevention techniques.

Care provided by One Life:

  • Expert medical care to make the extent and quality of the patient’s life better.
  • Post-surgery pain management
  • Diet management
  • Incision care
  • Physiotherapy for quicker recovery
  • Assistance in activities of daily living
  • Infection control measures and monitoring vitals
  • Medication management
  • Close monitoring for post-surgery complications like graft rejection, etc.

Post Kidney transplant

The duration of hospitalisation post-kidney transplant can be up to 7 days after surgery. During the initial recovery period, adequate care is essential, and medicines must be taken on schedule. The new kidney may start functioning immediately, or it may take up to a few weeks before it takes over normal kidney function and starts clearing waste from the body. Nursing care can make a huge difference to the patient during this transition phase.

Our skilled nurses will monitor all vitals and warning signs like pain or swelling, all at the patient’s home. Follow-up visits will be scheduled for the first one to two months until complete recovery.

Care provided by Onelife:

  • Monitoring temperature, blood pressure, weight, intake, and output of the patient as per doctor’s instructions
  • Medication and diet management
  • Assistance in activities of daily living
  • Diabetic management
  • Catheter management
  • Accompanying the patient for follow-up visits if required
  • Preventing infections
  • Maintaining personal hygiene
  • Reporting symptoms of infections to the medical team
  • 24/7 nursing care
  • Physiotherapy support


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 common causes of kidney failure?


High blood pressure

Special kidney diseases known as glomeronephritis

Hereditary kidney diseases, such as polycystic kidney disease

What are the danger signs and symptoms to be reported after the kidney transplant surgery?

High Fever (100°F and above)

Symptoms of flu- chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, tiredness, headache, dizziness, or body aches and pains

Coughing up yellow or green mucus

A dry cough that lasts for more than 1 week

Sudden weight gain

Wound that does not heal and oozes fluid

Shortness of breath

Sudden swelling and redness of an arm or leg

Acute diarrhoea

A burning sensation with urination

Sudden itchiness and increase in vaginal discharge

Variation in vitals including blood pressure and pulse rate

Pain around the transplant site

Sudden change in smell and colour of urine and low urine output

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

Our nurses are well trained to identify the symptoms of infections in post kidney transplant patients. They receive specific care to spot these symptoms so that they can alert the medical team.

Extensive training on post kidney transplant care in different cases and in different ages.

Regular check on input/output chart of patients and escalation to the primary physician if there is any change in color or smell of the urine.

Care coordination with the primary physician for ensuring that we pay attention to all the medical guidelines and provide the best possible care.

In-home care up to 24 hours a day, for needs such as medical monitoring, assistance with personal care and chores, catheterisation and its care, diet management, medication administration and vitals monitoring.

Continuous monitoring of care given by the staff by means of periodical supe

Well-developed protocols for emergency preparedness and planning for high risk cases.

What are the major risk factors associated with liver transplant procedure?


Blood clots

Failure of the transplanted liver


Leaks or shrinking of the bile ducts

Rejection of the donated liver


Reoccurrence of disease in the new liver

How to prevent potential complications after the transplant surgery?

Notify the transplant surgery team when signs of infection (Fever greater than 100.5 degrees, severe pain, increased redness and drainage around the incision site) are observed

Proper care of the incision site

Strict adherence to doctor’s instructions

Wearing compression stockings if indicated and taking blood thinners as recommended

Practice exercises under the guidance of a physiotherapist for strengthening muscles around the joint and for improving mobility.

Maintaining proper posture while doing activities of daily living and take help from outside if required.

How is the team from one life trained to handle Post Liver transplant cases?

Comprehensive training on post liver transplant care in different situations and across different ages.

Our in-house simulation lab provides the right environment for our nurses to learn, practice and demonstrate critical nursing skills necessary for clinical performance.

Our clinical team conducts extensive analysis of client’s needs before developing the care plan and orient nurses accordingly.

Care coordination with the primary physician for effective service delivery.

In-home care up to 24 hours a day, for needs such as medical monitoring, assistance with personal care and chores, medication administration and emergency handling.

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 emergency preparedness in home settings and planning for high risk cases.

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.