- Education - One of the most important facets of our program at The Reading Hospital Joint Care Center, it includes:
- Community Seminars presented by Orthopaedic Surgeons and the Orthopaedic Program Coordinator
- Patient Notebook contains information to guide patients and their families through preoperative needs, hospital stay and the postoperative phase of replacement surgery
- Preadmission Education Classes are held weekly to allow patients and their families the opportunity to meet members of the care team, and review the process of replacement surgery.
- Pain Management - We are dedicated to providing the latest in pain management to our patients. A pain management clinical specialist is part of the care team and works closely with the staff and patients.
- Specialized Unit - The Joint Care Center is a wing of the Orthopaedic Center exclusively for elective replacement patients. The team of nurses and therapists are dedicated to joint replacement recovery.
- Group and Individual Therapy - While recovering on the Joint Care Center, patients are treated with both physical and occupational therapy. Not only is the therapy beneficial to return to a better lifestyle, we also offer camaraderie with fellow patients and fun.
- Daily Newsletters - Knee Knotes or Hip Tips, handed out daily to our patients, provide useful information for recovery, daily goals and even some fun puzzles.
- Discharge Planning - Our case managers and social workers meet with patients to initiate the most appropriate plan to continue recovery. The plans vary depending upon individual needs – home, home health services, outpatient services, inpatient rehabilitation. Additionally, The Reading Hospital can offer continued care through our services at The Rehabilitation Center and Reading Hospital Home Care.