Whether you're recovering from a disabling illness such as heart attack or stroke, or overcoming post-surgery physical problems, Bayhealth will help you overcome your fears and frustrations and relearn skills necessary for independence.

The Center for Orthopaedics at Kent General

The Total Joint Center at Milford Memorial

Joint Venture Newsletter

Features of the program include:

  • A case manager who is responsible for your care needs throughout the process.
  • Nurses who specialize in the care of joint-replacement patients.
  • A preoperative physical-therapy evaluation.
  • A class before your surgery that will prepare you for your surgery, your hospital stay and your recovery at home.
  • Physical therapists to mobilize you and your new joint, progressing from getting out of bed to climbing stairs.
  • Emphasis on group activities as well as individual care.
  • Lunch in the Brandywine Room with your coach on your second day after surgery.
  • An occupational therapist to educate you in the use of adaptive equipment, if needed.
  • Family and friends educated to participate as "coaches" in the recovery process.
  • Coordinated after-care program.

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