How to request rehab after knee replacement?
I'm having a total knee replacement in a month. Everything I've read seems to indicate that a person who goes to a rehab facility for a week instead of just going home does far better. Apparently they make you go to therapy 3 times a day. I do have a husband who would pamper me if I go home. He has had both knees replaced. He had a therapist come to the house twice a week for the first few weeks, and then he went to a local PT. But he is not as lazy as I am and actually did more than was required. I have Medicare and Blue Cross/Blue Shield which would likely pay. Is it something I can ask for or does the doctor do it? My sister who lives alone in another state did go to a rehab facility for 5 days after hers and did well.