Personal support coach

You are encouraged to select a member of your care circle to be your personal support coach. He or she will support and encourage you to meet milestones during your recovery.

Your personal support coach may also:

  • go to the pre-surgery education class with you if offered
  • be available during your hospital stay
  • go to therapy sessions with you
  • be with you as you receive your discharge instructions
  • be available to help you in your recovery after you leave the hospital

Recommended qualities in a coach

C – Caring and compassionate cheerleader
O – Offer comfort and support during your recovery
A – Available to actively participate and help with your rehabilitation
C – Communicate with you and your health care team
H – Help, listen and encourage your return to normal activity

Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Hip Replacement, fifth edition, ortho-ah-90139
First Published: 10/01/2000
Last Reviewed: 05/26/2017