Joint - Recovery & Rehab
Recovery and Rehabilitation after Total Joint Replacement
Planning for what you will need at discharge starts before you enter the hospital. The Orthopedic Nurse Case Manager calls patients in order to help plan for what will be needed for discharge. Throughout the hospital experience, the Case Manager works closely with you and your surgeon to assure a smooth transition to the services needed after discharge.
The comprehensive services of Berkshire Health Systems support the care required after hospitalization for Total Joint Replacement.
Berkshire Medical Center's Center for Rehabilitation provides inpatient acute care rehabilitation if the patient's medical issues require continued support in an acute care hospital setting.
For patients who require additional care and therapy before returning home, Joint Replacement Rehabilitation is available at one of Berkshire Healthcare's rehabilitation facilities, providing the option for a short stay to continue rehabilitation as the patient transitions to the home setting.
Home Care Services
Home health nursing and physical therapy services from Berkshire Visiting Nurse Association (BVNA) are available to continue progression of therapy in the familiar surrounds of the home environment. A home exercise program is developed with the patient that centers on patient participation in order to reach goals of increasing mobility and activities.
The Center for Rehabilitation - Outpatient Rehab Services are designed to help the patient with advanced therapy goals beyond what has been accomplished at home or in inpatient rehabilitation programs. Progressive exercise programs are designed and tailored specifically to the patient's needs and goals.