Health Tip: Hip or Knee Surgery Rehab Advice

Having Hip or Knee Surgery?

Listen to Alden Estates of Skokie’s tips for finding the right rehab center.

Your doctor has told you to consider having hip or knee surgery to improve your quality of life – so now what? Well, after your hospital stay, you will most likely have a choice between in-home therapy or therapy in a rehabilitation center. The choice will depend on your overall medical condition and your outcome goals – and whether you want to return to the lifestyle you used to have.

Short-Term Rehabilitation Centers: The Pros
Short-term rehabilitation facilities can provide a safe transition from the hospital to home by offering 24-hour care and services to get you back on your feet as quickly and safely as possible. In a rehabilitation setting such as Alden Estates of Skokie, physical, occupational and speech therapies are offered daily to ensure optimal outcomes.

Want to play a round of golf? Get back to work? Certified therapists work directly with patients to ensure they reach their goals, whatever they may be. And, stays can be as short as a few days to a couple of weeks – just long enough to ensure you achieve maximum functionality and flexibility so you can get back to doing the things you want!

Depending on the facility you choose, some short-term rehabilitation centers offer beautiful surroundings, daily recreational activities, five-star amenities, complimentary WiFi and fine dining.

A major reason to consider a short-term rehabilitation center is the ‘round the clock nursing care you receive in a structured setting – and the knowledge that you are being cared for by a team of highly skilled physicians, therapists, nurses and other staff.