Joint Replacement and Other Orthopedic Conditions

Total Joint Replacement is the most common surgical procedure performed among the elder population. The most common joint replacements are performed on hips and knees. Treatment of the diseased hip or knee joint does not end with surgical replacement. The ultimate goal is ensuring pain free function to improve patient’s Quality Of Life (QOL). Post-operative rehabilitation is of utmost importance. Expedient Home Health Care’s individualized approach to home rehabilitation is multidisciplinary and had ensued excellent success rate in improving our client’s Quality Of Life (QOL) and speedy recovery.

Joint Replacement Therapy Goals:
    1. Assist the client to mentally and physically expedite the process of early return to home environment.
    2. Decrease length of stay at the hospital or rehab.
    3. Significantly decrease post-surgical complications.
    4. Return to normal activities in a quickest possible time

Common Conditions for Joint Replacement and Other Orthopedic Program
    Recent Total Knee Replacement                             Recent Total Hip Replacement
    Post Open Reduction Internal Fixation                     Recent Revision of Joint Replacement
    Closed Reduction of Fractures                                Joint Sprains or Strains
    Rheumatoid Conditions                                          Osteoarthritis

Our Interdisciplinary Approach

Skilled Nursing
    Comprehensive Medical and Surgical History           Physical Assessment
    Medication Review                                                 Post-Surgical Care
    Fall Risk Assessment                                            Vital Sign Monitoring – BP/O2 sat/Blood Sugar

Physical Therapy
    History of Present Illness                                        Strength and ROM Assessment
    Gait and Balance Assessment                                Sensory & Proprioception Assessment
    Neurological Testing                                               Strengthening and Conditioning
    Home Safety Evaluation                                          Patient /Caregiver Education
    Equipment Evaluation and Proper Use

Occupational Therapy
    Complete OT Assessment                                     ADL’s Retraining
    Work Modification                                                 Home Management Education

Home Health Aide 
    Grooming and Bathing Assistance                         Light Housekeeping Pertaining to Patient Care Area