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Total Joint Replacement: Rehabilitation

Many patients recuperating from total joint replacement of the knee or hip are able to have successful rehabilitation at home with the support of visiting nurses, therapists, and home care aides.

 

Working closely with orthopedic surgeons, a home therapy and exercise program is developed for each patient.  The goal is to maximize the patient's function at home, focusing on a return to independence with home safety,  personal comfort, and excellent wound healing.

 

Experience the benefits of rehabilitation at home following your surgery:

 

√  Full Range of Services

Based on your needs, our staff of physical therapists, occupational therapists, registered nurses, medical social works and/or home health aides may provide your services, as ordered by your physician.

 

√  Experienced Staff

Our rehabilitation professionals have in-depth experience working with total joint replacement patients to help them return to active lifestyles.  Our rehab team will initiate home service with 24-36 hours after hospital discharge.

 

√  Personal Plan of Care

Our experienced rehab team works closely with your surgeon to provide you with professional assessment and care to help you return to an active lifestyle.  The frequency of visits will be determined by your needs and as ordered by your physician.  In some situations, the initial schedule may even call for daily home therapy visits.

 

√  Home Safety

Therapy services include a home safety assessment and may result in recommendations for adaptive equipment to improve your safety and mobility.

 

Feel more comfortable in your own home with the support of your family and friends.  With Baystate Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, you receive encouragement and support along with professional instruction and rehabilitation services you need to improve your mobility following orthopedic surgery.

 

For additional information on this program

or other BVNAH rehabilitation services,

please call 800-249-8298.

 

 

 

For additional information on this program or other BVNAH rehabilitation services, please call 800-249-8298.