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Published on February 04, 2013

Robert Colish & Home Care

Robert Colish
Patient: Robert Colish, Silver Spring, MD

Locations: Adventist HealthCare Home Care Services; Adventist HealthCare Physical Health & Rehabilitation

Service: Home Care

With some encouragement, a healing environment and a compassionate caregiver, Robert Colish, 72, of Silver Spring was able to regain his independence just two weeks after bilateral knee replacement surgery.

This type of procedure replaces both knees simultaneously, making rehabilitation a critical and often challenging stage of recovery. Patients experience difficulty in moving, lifting and bending both legs for the first several weeks following surgery.

“Before therapy, it was painful to stand on hard surfaces,” Colish says. “It made normal activities like grocery shopping very difficult.”

Choosing to recover in the comfort of his own home in June 2012, Colish was referred to Adventist Home Care Services, which provides a full range of home health care services across the Maryland-D.C. region, ranging from assistance with personal care to skilled help from a nurse or a therapist.

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