Newburgh, N.Y. – EverCare At Home, a Medicare-Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA) in the Hudson Valley, has recently announced the launch of its new Fast Track Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Program.
The EverCare At Home Fast Track Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Program – offered in Orange, Dutchess, and Rockland counties – was developed to help patients recover faster and more completely after full hip or knee replacement surgery by integrating the expertise of the orthopedic surgeon with the knowledge and experience of EverCare’s Rehabilitation Nursing/Therapy team. This approach offers a seamless transition directly from a hospital or surgical center, to the patients’ homes, to outpatient rehabilitation; this provides patients with a more effective track to recovery.
“Through Fast Track, we are able to maximize the success of patients’ surgeries by enabling them to return directly to the safety of their homes with the physical support necessary to achieve maximum mobility in the shortest possible period of time,” said EverCare President and CEO Sylvia McTigue. “During this time of COVID-19, our patients are able to remain safely at home with the support of their family without isolation or concerns related to current restrictions on inpatient visitation.”
Other benefits of EverCare At Home’s Fast Track Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Program include:
- Reduced exposure to infection at a time when the patient is most susceptible
- Personalized Plan of Care developed to adapt to each patient’s specific needs within his or her own home
- 24 x 7 access to nurses to answer questions and respond to any concerns that may arise
- Expedited integrated process through TeleHealth
- Thorough home assessment to assess safety concerns and identify necessary medical equipment
- Instruction to minimize postoperative swelling which can impede recovery
- Maximization of safe mobility and function in the home and expedited return to the community
- A seamless transition from the surgical location to the security of the home
“Research has taught us that patients who receive individualized, customized care following joint replacement surgery have a higher chance at an improved, shorter recovery,” said EverCare Director of Rehabilitation Jeff Goldman. “Through Fast Track, we are able to maximize the success of joint replacement surgeries by providing the necessary support patients need – in the comfort of their own home.”
EverCare has received accreditation from Community Health Accreditation Partner (CHAP), which reflects a commitment and dedication to delivering quality patient care and adherence to the industry’s highest nationally recognized standards. EverCare has also achieved Compliance Program Certification by the Health Ethics Trust, demonstrating that it meets or exceeds compliance with distinguished caliber.
EverCare At Home, a Medicare-Certified Home Health Agency (CHHA), provides quality home health care to patients who may be managing an existing condition, recovering from an injury or illness, or working to restore self-sufficiency. Through individualized care plans, EverCare professionals are able to provide health care services to patients in the privacy and comfort of their own homes. The Fast Track Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Program is a component of EverCare’s existing speciality programming services.
In addition to the Fast Track Joint Replacement Rehabilitation Program, EverCare At Home also provides a number of additional key CHHA services, including physical, occupational, and speech therapy; nutritional evaluation and planning; skilled nursing; home health aides; social work; medical supplies, equipment and appliances; and more.
EverCare At Home also offers TeleHealth, which provides distribution of health-related services and information via electronic information and telecommunication technologies. Through TeleHealth, EverCare At Home is able to coordinate long-distance patient and clinician contact, care, advice, reminders, education, intervention, monitoring, and remote admissions.
Those interested in learning more about EverCare At Home and its new TeleHealth and Fast Track Joint Replacement programs may visit www.evercare.org.