Almost a million Americans have a knee or hip replacement surgery each year, Most of these were on seniors, but 100, 000 or the operations were on people under the age of 65.
Knee replacement surgery rates continue to grow, because we are living longer and putting more wear on our joints. Some people even undergo multiple replacement surgeries. Homecare can be an important part of a patient’s recovery after surgery, either by itself or combined with outpatient therapy. HealthNow Healthcare’s Joint Replacement Program combines the orthopaedic physician’s orders for pre and post-surgical care with the expertise of nurses and therapists to execute care plans. HealthNow’s tailored programs include: