New Jersey Joint Replacement Home Care Program Serving Morris and Hunterdon Counties
Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey’s (VNA) Prehabilitation and Rehabilitation Joint Replacement Home Care Program prepares patients for their joint replacement procedure and ensures a personalized in-home rehabilitation process designed to restore function and improve mobility.
Prehabilitation: What to Expect
Joint Replacement Home Care Program with Direct-to-Home Discharge
- Physical and home environment preparations
- Pre-operative home visit available for patients who request or would benefit from additional support
- A personalized rehab home care plan based on a clinical assessment conducted by a physical therapist
- A safe, comfortable transition from hospital to home
- Discussion about home environment safety, medication management, and infection and complication prevention
- Ordering and installation of equipment necessary to recovery such as a hospital bed, shower bench, and other assistive devices, coordinated by VNA
Ideally suited for patients who are in otherwise good heath, VNA’s intensive, in-home physical therapy visits allow patients to completely bypass or significantly shorten inpatient rehabilitation confinement with the permission of their physicians. A VNA nurse who will also serve as your case manager will assemble a team including a physical therapist, occupational therapist and home health aide visits as needed.
Rehabilitation: How it Works
- Care begins within 24 hours of returning home
- Special equipment required for your recovery (such as a hospital bed, portable commode, shower bench and other assistive devices) will be ordered and put in place prior to your arrival.
- One-on-one sessions with skilled physical and occupational therapists tailored to each patient’s needs and adjusted to keep pace with the patient’s progress
- Certified home health aides trained in post-orthopedic surgery care will assist with essential personal grooming and light housekeeping tasks
- Therapy sessions will decrease in frequency as the patient improves and regains their ability to leave home independently