Our Signature Care program provides the free services of a Care Navigator who works to provide the services and assistance you need to have the best experience possible. Sandy Purdy, LPN, is an experienced nurse who guides our joint replacement patients about what to expect. She ensures our patients and families are well educated before surgery and that their house is easily accessible when they return home. With a joint education class, a detailed handbook and access Sandy sets real expectations to help reduce anxiety and stress.
Prior to surgery, patients and their caregivers attend a free education session with Sandy. She will discuss:
• pre-surgery preparations
• surgical procedures (includes viewing artificial joints)
• What to expect during the hospital stay
• how to best manage pain
• the importance of walking and exercise
To talk to Sandy, call 740-568-2000.