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The Experience: A Caregiver's Guide for the Joint Replacement Patient at Home

JU Caregiver GuideAs a caregiver, you play an integral role in helping your friend or loved one recover from joint replacement surgery. When at home, there are a variety of things you need to know for the patient’s safety, recovery and comfort. By planning ahead, anticipating the patient’s needs and paying attention to any changes in the patient’s physical and psychological state, you effectively set a course for a speedy and successful recovery.

There are many factors that can affect the rate and efficiency of joint replacement recovery. Explore the links below for detailed information to help caregivers plan their patient care regimen.

Caregiver's Guide

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  • Home Safety and Avoiding Falls

  • Body Changes

  • Stockings

  • Incision Care

  • Changing the Dressing

  • Controlling Discomfort

  • Recognizing & Preventing Potential Complications