After mastoid surgery, an 81-year-old patient has been identified as needing assistance in her home. What would be a primary focus of this patients home care?

Answer Explanation: The caregiver and patient are cautioned that the patient may experience some vertigo and will therefore require help with ambulation to avoid falling. The patient should not be expected to experience hearing loss and no foods are contraindicated. Adequate rest is needed, but this is not a primary focus of home care.

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