Surgery has changed over the years. And so have your recovery options! With changes in Medicare and the Affordable Care Act, you may find that recovery after surgery is not as simple as being discharged from the hospital. In fact, you may find your post-surgical care options are a little confusing or overwhelming.
As part of Fairview Health Services, Ebenezer is here to help. Here’s a guide to help explain some of the many options your hospital physical therapy team in agreement with your surgeon may recommend.
Your health, physical condition, and the type of surgery you are having, determine the amount of time you spend in the hospital. Today, the average length of stay for joint replacement is now just over two days. Everyone is different and your experience may be different as well, here are some possible options for after surgery care.
Recovery after surgery at Ebenezer
After surgery, your care team may determine you need more recovery time before you can safely return to your home. Depending on your condition, your care team may recommend a transitional care unit. This time will help bridge the gap between hospital and home.
Transitional Care Unit – Ebenezer transitional care units – are located within our skilled care centers and offer short-term therapy and medical care in an environment staffed with 24-hour nursing care. Our team of physician and nurse practioners, transitional care nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and social workers provide care specifically tailored to your recovery after surgery.
Ebenezer offers transitional care units at four locations throughout Minnesota:
Ebenezer Stay by the Day Apartments – York Gardens offers Stay by the Day Apartments as a short-term recovery after surgery solution, or to provide a sort term break for your caregivers. You can rent an apartment for a minimum of seven days to a maximum of 30 days. Care attendants are available 24-hours a day to provide health and personal care to meet your recovery needs. The apartments are fully furnished, meals are provided and utilities are included.
Ebenezer Care Suites – If your recovery after surgery requires more complex care, consider one of our Care Suites right here at York Gardens. Not only is our team available to provide top quality health care services around the clock, but you can recover after surgery in a homelike environment. You will be treated to a private studio suite or 1-bedroom apartment including private bathroom with walk-in shower. Enjoy restaurant-style dining, on-site beauty and barber shop and TV/internet service. Some care suites are fully furnished.
York Gardens Care suites are charged by the day and are paid for privately. They are an excellent option for those who still need recovery after surgery, but who no longer qualify for a Medicare paid stay in a hospital or nursing facility. Some long-term care insurance policies may reimburse you for these expenses. We encourage you to review your policy for more information.
Fairview Home Care
After surgery, your care team may send you home with a home care team. Fairview Home Care and Hospice, one of the Twin Cities most reputable home care services can provide the home care services you need to help you recover after your surgery.
Home Health Care – If you are discharged home after surgery but still need supportive health care services to stay safely in your home, your physician may send you home with orders for Medicare-certified home care services like Fairview Home Care and Hospice. Care is provided in the comfort of your own home through scheduled visits from registered nurses, home health aides, physical therapists, occupational therapists and licensed social workers. As one of the Twin Cities’ largest and most trusted home health care agencies Fairvew Home Care and Hospice is dedicated to helping you recover after surgery.
Private Duty Home Health Care – If you want to continue care in your home beyond the time that Medicare considers it medically necessary (i.e., when you are no longer “homebound”), Private Duty Care can provide the services you need to stay in your home. From medical and nursing care, to meal preparation and companion care, Fairview Private Pay Home Care provides the services you need to live independently in your home for as long as you need them.
Outpatient Rehab – If you have returned home but still need some type of therapy as part of your recovery after surgery, home care or outpatient rehab may be a good fit. Skilled therapists assist with your physical, occupational and speech therapy needs. Ebenezer offers two patient rehab solutions:
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