Knee Replacement

Frequently Asked Questions

17. Will I be able to stay alone when I get home from the hospital?

If you live with someone, you should have them plan to stay home with you or at least stay close by, in case you need help. If you don’t live with a family member or have one close by, a friend or neighbor may be able to help. Other options include staying in an extended-care facility during your recovery or hiring someone to come to your home and help you. Your hospital social worker should be able to help you make arrangements.