CritiCare Health’s Joint Replacement Home Recovery Program is designed for patients who elect to receive one-on-one rehabilitation at home under the direct supervision of the Orthopedist. A referral for the program can be made at the same time the surgery is scheduled. The Joint Replacement Home Recovery Program is a 6 week intensive joint replacement rehabilitation program tailored to each individual patients’ needs.

  • Standard orders include coordinated Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
  • A Physical Therapist will plan to visit your home within 24 hours of your discharge from the hospital
  • You will receive one-on-one therapy 5 times per week for 2 weeks, then decreasing as appropriate

Your therapists will:

  • Assess your safety and durable medical equipment needs in the home
  • Provide a written home exercise program for you, in addition to gait training and stair management
  • Provide you with hands-on instruction regarding activities related to personal care and light homemaking

The therapist goals are to:

  • Acclimate you to your own home environment
  • Build your range of motion, strength, and endurance
  • Guide you to increase activity
  • Optimize your capabilities toward independent transfers and ambulation
  • Maximize patient and family confidence

Additional plan of care options include:

  • Skilled Nursing – to assess your post-op clinical status, including any other medical problems you may have
  • Certified Home Health Aide – to reinforce the home exercise program, assist with ambulation, and activities of daily living
  • Social Worker – to address your understanding and coping with altered functional status and assist in identifying community resources
  • Nutritionist – to assist you with your therapeutic diet as necessary

Upon completion of the 6 week program, the agency will make a referral to an outpatient facility if appropriate.