Orthopedic Home Care

When you decide to schedule a knee, hip or shoulder replacement, you can ask your orthopedic surgeon to continue your treatment with Novant Health New Hanover Regional Medical Center Home Care.

Home care is recommended for orthopedic patients who:

  • Have had orthopedic surgery
  • Have had an orthopedic injury

After surgery, we'll work with your doctor's plan to help you get back on your feet. Your treatment plan may include a combination of skilled nursing, physical therapy and occupational therapy. A medical social worker can help you find community resources, and a home health aide can help with personal care.

Talk with us

If you have questions about our home health services, call us. We're here to help. (800) 263-2016.

Physical Therapists

Our physical therapists will work with you to strengthen your muscles and help you regain functional abilities. Your physical therapist will:

  • Perform a home safety assessment
  • Develop a home exercise program for you
  • Increase your strength and range of motion
  • Improve your mobility and balance
  • Help you with pain management
  • Monitor your incisions to prevent infection

Occupational Therapists

Our occupational therapists will help you relearn skills that are essential to everyday life, such as putting on socks or walking up stairs. They will:

  • Recommend adaptive equipment if necessary
  • Identify and eliminate environmental barriers
  • Modify tasks to help you progress toward your goals

Your Skilled Nurses

Your nurse specializes in orthopedic recovery. Here are some of the things your nurse will do:

  • Work with you to prevent infection
  • Help you manage your pain
  • Educate you and your loved ones on a safe recovery
  • Monitor incisions