Which option is right for you

  • Discharge to home with appointments with physical therapy in a clinic - This may depend on the availability of a therapy clinic close to where you live. If you live in the Bangor area there are many choices including Northern Light Rehabilitation on Hammond Street in Bangor which offers easy access, full services, and continuity of care from Northern Light Eastern Maine Medical Center. 

  • Discharge to home with home nursing services and therapy coming to your home - If you live in the Bangor area there are many choices including Bangor Area Visiting Nurses on Union Street in Bangor.

  • Transfer to a skilled nursing facility for continued therapy at a more intensive level than would occur if discharged to home - Most of our patients who go skilled nursing facilities usually stay one to two weeks. If you live in the Bangor region we have made arrangements with Ross Manor to have beds available for our joint replacement patients at the time of discharge.

  • Transfer to Acute Rehabilitation - This is usually only an option for patients who have had more complex surgeries, such as doing both knees at once. Patients must be able to actively participate in therapy for three hours a day.

  • If you live outside the greater Bangor area - If you live outside the greater Bangor and wish to complete your rehabilitation at home or use services or a facility closer to home, our care managers will assist you in making those arrangements.