We're building a better forum experience with you in mind. Beginning June 26, 2019, all Veritas Health forums will move to forum.veritashealth.com.
New Members, Please read our Forum Rules before submitting your first discussion
Help after surgery for singles
Hello, I am twinkles. I have been diagnosed with L4-5 spondylolisthesis and stenosis. The procedure is L4-5 TLIF using PEER, BMP, pedical or cortical screws. My concern is that I have no family in the area where I live or able to come to assist me. Most of my friends still are working and are not able to come to assist me either. They can do a quick stop in or bring in groceries. BUT I need 24/7 care especially immediately after the surgery. It seems that I can go to a nursing home or hire a private pay aide to assist me. Is there any other option? I would like to have insurance coverage, but mine does not cover having an aide. The nursing homes with rehab that I have visited are depressing and I don't think I will receive the care I need. So HELP, what do singles do?