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How Home Care Helps after a Total Hip and Total Knee Replacements

Home care specialists provide support and assistance as your loved one returns home after being hospitalized for a total hip and total knee replacements.

How Home Care Helps after a Total Hip & Total Knee Replacements

What is Home Care?

Home care is a more personalized alternative to nursing homes and assisted living facilities. It provides services such as personal care, homemaking, companionship and more to individuals living at home, so they can remain comfortable and independent for as long as possible.

Home Care vs Home Health

Home health is typically short-term medical services administered in the home to treat an illness or injury. This type of medical assistance is usually provided by a registered nurse, physical, occupational or speech therapist. Home care agencies are often requested to provide supplemental care as the patient transitions.

Who is a Good Candidate for Home Care?

Home care can be beneficial for individuals who are getting older, are chronically ill, are recovering from a surgery or are disabled. Perhaps your loved one needs assistance with day-to-day tasks but does not need to be in a nursing home or hospital. Home care could be the right fit for them.

What Types of Home Care Services Are Available?

Home care looks different for everyone. Each individual’s needs are unique, and home care can be tailored to fit those needs. Depending on what your loved one’s needs are, caregiving services can be available 24-hours a day or a few hours each week. Some of the services include:

Personal care:

  • Bathing, Grooming, Dressing

  • Toileting and Incontinence

  • Medication Reminders