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Joint Replacement Care

Joint replacement home care is a general category of “after care” for patients who have recently undergone joint replacement surgery. The most common types of joint replacement procecures are hip replacement (especially among seniors) and knee replacement, although shoulder, ankle, wrist, and elbow replacements are also increasingly common. Because these replacement surgeries greatly effect the patient’s ability to use their legs, it is extremely important that proper “after care” is sought out for these patients.

Joint Replacement Recovery

The effects of joint replacement surgery are seen and felt immediately both by patients and their loved ones. While the procedure can often cause strong pain initially, patients are usually encouraged by doctors to “use” their new prosthetic joints almost immediately after surgery. This not only speeds the recovery process, but ensures that the body properly adjusts to the new joints. Pain usually lasts for a few months after surgery is complete, but mild exercise is usually highly encouraged as part of rehabilitation.

The Importance of Home Care

While physical therapy or gentle exercise routines are often assigned after joint replacement surgeries, the muscles often remain weak for several weeks or months. This weakness, along with the general pain caused by the surgery, can introduce various risks to the patient during the recovery stages. While crutches or a walker can help, nothing is as helpful as having a professional caregiver trained in joint replacement home care to help patients with their home exercise routines, range-of-motion practices, sitting and standing, bathing and bathroom help, and other crucial activities. Such care can help avoid dangerous risks to recovery such as falls, joint dislocations, blood clots, or extreme swelling. Home care assistants can also help patients maintain their assigned medicine schedules, or provide driving assistance while patients are unable to drive a car in the weeks immediately after surgery.

If you or an aging loved on are considering elderly care services in the home, please contact the caring staff at In Home Care (520) 221-2083. We provide quality Home Care & Assisted Living Placement Serving Tucson, Green Valley, Oro Valley, and Surrounding Areas!

Simple and Affordable Rates

At PLACITA IN-HOME CARE, our pricing is straight forward and affordable. We work with any budget and customize a care plan to meet every need and every goal of each client. We take pride in making our services accessible to anyone that needs them.

 

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Certified Caregivers

Our Caregivers are screened by a former Federal Law Enforcement Officer and a Registered Nurse to ensure we have a high quality and professional staff.  We take every measure to ensure your loved one is cared for with integrity and compassion.

 

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FREE Safety Check

Falls are a serious safety concern as our loved ones age.  At PLACITA, we conduct a free home safety evaluation whether you choose to use our services or not.  Call today and schedule your free home safety evaluation and consultation.

 

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