It is true that the elderly often have more health problems than younger patients and they may have a greater need for surgery. The older patient will have a longer recovery time than a younger patient and is expected to have more complications. In short, the elderly surgery patient will require more support than a younger one, from both professional healthcare providers and other individuals in their family and social circles.
Recovering from surgery can be stressful, especially once you’ve left the hospital. It’s not uncommon for people to spend most of their recovery period at home. That’s why you should have a good compassionate team of people around to help.