Jackson Hospital now offers an exciting new approach to pre- and post-operative care for our total joint replacement patients—JointCamp.® This program recognizes that people who have total joint replacement aren’t “sick.” They simply have painful joints. We’ve designed the Orthopedic and Joint Center to be a more holistic healing model that helps patients and their families focus on recovery.
Some of the perks include a concierge who greets patients and their families as they enter the center and is available to help them during their stay. Each room includes a TV with a VCR and DVD player, while music therapy greets patients as they return from surgery. During the recovery period, patients may wear their own clothing instead of hospital gowns. Each morning staff members are available to help them get dressed in their own clothes.
A vital part of the JointCamp experience is sharing with individuals who are also having joint replacement. This group approach to care gives patients extra support while they are at the center. Patients have group physical therapy in the new on-site gym and share meals in the community room.
Another key to success is the patient’s coach—a family member or friend who will help them along throughout the recovery process. Together the patient and coach learn about the procedure and recovery, improving their knowledge and expectations.
This prototype is now being used in more than 150 hospitals nationwide, and the results are encouraging. On average, patients are leaving the hospital sooner and with a better range of motion.
To learn more about this center, please call 334-293-8020.
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