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How Vitalis Rehab in the Home helps hip replacement patients

See why Andy chose Vitalis for his total hip replacement rehab

For Andy, there were three main reasons why he chose to receive total hip replacement rehab at home with Vitalis following his surgery.

“One was because I could do the rehab in the comfort of my own home. I could also minimise the risk of post operative infection. And thirdly, I could just get on with my life much more quickly and return to the routines that I wanted to return to and put that formal hospitalisation part of it behind me and I’m very glad I made that choice.”

The Vitalis Rehabilitation in the Home (RITH) program facilitates the process of recuperation and healing at home following hip and knee replacement surgery. It focuses on mitigating the risk of Hospital Acquired Infections (HAIs) and complications from extended bed rest, and also reduces surgical waitlists.

The Vitalis RITH care model was designed in consultation with a rehabilitation physician and covers these objectives:

• Provide a subacute rehabilitation program in the home environment.
• Provide an alternative to traditional inpatient rehabilitation.
• Reduce acute hospital length of stay and facilitate earlier discharge.
• Optimise patient functional/rehabilitation outcomes in the home/community environment.
• Provide a multidisciplinary rehabilitation program that runs for 4 to 6 weeks post discharge

Like all Vitalis services, Rehabilitation in the Home is NSQHS-accredited, meaning patients can be sure of receiving hospital-standard care – from the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

What are the benefits of receiving Vitalis Rehab in the Home?

There are several benefits to the Vitalis RITH service. These can include:
• Enjoying the support of a skilled, friendly and passionate team
• A personalised, user-friendly exercise program
• Physiotherapist visits direct to your home
• Nurse visits direct to your home (for wound dressing management)
• Early identification of any post-operative complications
• Shorter hospital stays
• Clinical outcomes equal to or better than hospital-based rehabilitation

In addition, Vitalis RITH is trusted by 22 health funds in Australia. There are no out-of-pocket expenses for most patients.

“I would recommend it to anyone,” says Andy. “It’s been a far better way of getting over what would otherwise have been a fairly difficult surgical procedure. It’s been great.”

Click here to learn more about Vitalis Rehabilitation in the Home.

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