I have been putting off a surgery that will require an intense rehabilitation. Do you have any advice?

I have been putting off a surgery that will require an intense rehabilitation. Do you have any advice?

In my 20 years of helping seniors live their best lives, it’s rare that I meet someone who DOESN’T need some kind of surgery that will require rehabilitation. Most of my senior friends delay the inevitable and “just live with it” because they are worried about what happens after surgery, specifically the rehabilitation.

While there are many kinds of therapy, a senior who has had a serious surgery may require intensive rehabilitation services. In this case, an inpatient rehabilitation facility (IRF) may be best—at least initially. Here are some tips to think about:

  1. Is the staff specially trained for your situation and what are their typical outcomes?
  2. How many hours of therapy each week?
  3. How long will I need to be there?
  4. Will I go home upon discharge?

To learn more about rehabilitation care join our weekly Facebook Live Senior Chat Tuesday 5/11 with Tony Mancuso from Summa Rehab Hospital. Just click on a Danbury Facebook to join- please contact us with any questions.

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