We encourage all of our joint replacement patients to have a Joint Coach.  You will want to pick a coach who will support you throughout your experience. You will want to select a person that is patient and supportive in nature.  You can have more than one coach, if needed. Your coach will help by:

  • Attending your pre-surgery appointments
  • Helping you prepare your home by following the preoperative checklist
  • Going with you to the hospital on the day of surgery
  • Work with your care team to learn how to assist you with activities of daily living
  • Taking you home after your surgery
  • Assisting with shopping, driving and other needs until you are released to do these on your own
  • Going with you to the post-surgery and therapy appointments