Why Choose Skilled Rehab for Joint Replacement Recovery?

October 14, 2014
Salter Healthcare Team

For those in need of joint replacement surgery, there are many options with regards to rehabilitation. However, skilled rehabilitation at post-acute centers offers several benefits that other care centers do not.

First, according to JointReplacement.com, the majority (80%) of joint replacement surgery patients recover within 6 weeks at post-acute care centers. Post-acute rehabilitation specialists can provide up to 3 hours of care a day, 7 days a week. Rehabilitation exercises in post-acute care centers include stretching, weight lighting, balancing exercises, gait training, and stair exercises.

Also, acute rehabilitation centers can only hold patients for 11 days, whereas post-acute centers provide care anywhere from 9 days to 3 months. This is a critical difference in the event that patients need additional time to recover from surgery.

Additionally, skilled rehabilitation centers utilize state of the art equipment and facilities, and staff experienced physicians, nurse practitioners, and therapists to provide around-the-clock care and monitoring.

Skilled rehabilitation centers are also beneficial to patients from a social standpoint. They provide group therapy, which serves as a social network for patients to interact with others with common experiences.

Simply put, skilled rehabilitation centers are dedicated to a speedy, comprehensive, and supportive recovery from joint replacement surgery. They offer several important amenities that make post-acute centers the sensible choice for join replacement recovery.

If you have joint replacement surgery scheduled, consider Salter Health Care for rehabilitation. We are able to pre-book appointments to guarantee availability. For more information, please contact us at (781) 729-2200 or admissions@salterhealthcare.com.