Education + Good Care = Good Outcomes
We know that much of the burden and much of
the success of rehabilitation depend on the patient's and
family's understanding of what to expect. We use up-to-date
materials oriented to typical patient/family concerns and
questions to supplement what they've learned from the physician.
These teaching materials have many direct benefits:
- Reduced patient/caregiver anxiety, reducing calls to the
- Appropriate expectations for post-surgical pain, activity
progression, recovery speed and any likely restrictions
- Effective patient/caregiver participation in home therapy
and care programs.
- Increased patient safety.
- Avoidance of complications that could erode the positive
impact of the expensive surgery.
We also know that clinical skills in teaching
and care are critical to any plan. The INTERPath for Joint
Replacement Surgery is implemented through the nurses and
therapists of Interim HealthCare. They are selected against,
trained through and managed by the standards we've honed in
the home health arena since 1966.