For a bilateral total knee replacement, you're definitely making the right choice checking yourself into a rehab center. You'll need help post-surgery, so getting care from therapists and doctors is the smart move.
- Check with your doctor about which rehab center they'd recommend. - Read reviews on rehab centers (may sound silly, but it gives you an idea of the customer care)
There are two options to consider:
1. Rehab hospitals - for those who need more than 3 hours of rehab per day. For a BTKR, may be recommended. 2. Convalescent home - for those who need PT but can't do it at home. If your doctor releases you early from the hospital but you don't want to go home, this may be the option.
As for the insurance question, talk to your provider to see what they're willing to cover. Check out the following links for more info:
Hello! I'm having a BTKR soon and want to go to an inpatient facility afterward. What factors should I look at when I am choosing the facility? Will insurance cover my stay? Should I go to a hospital facility or a stand-alone center? Are there any good resources available about choosing a center?