I'm having a total knee replacement in one week. Some people I know who have had this surgery went to a skilled nursing facility for about a week after release from the hospital. Others I know have gone home. What do you folks who have been through this recommend? I have very mixed feelings about it myself. My husband does not like being around sick people. He is not a nurturing type. I am not trying to badmouth him here, I'm just trying to be realistic...he would be the first to admit that he hates being around people who have medical needs. Yet he says he will give me better care than I would get a a nursing facility and he's really angry right now because I've stated my fears about his being able to care for me. I'm just not sure what to do. My insurance will pay for rehab, because I'll have reached my out-of-pocket limit , so cost isn't really an issue. A secondary question: If I do recover at home, what medical equipment should I be getting right now? I have a walker, and I've ordered a toilet seat riser. I was going to buy a wedge pillow to put behind my back in the bed so I'd be at an angle like a hospital bed, but my husband got really upset and said I was being paranoid, that I don't need all this stuff, and that it's all going to work out fine. I don't think I'm buying things out of fear...I think I'm just trying to be prepared for whatever is predictable that I'll need. I've been trying to think through things like how will I get up the stairs, into the tub, stuff like this--and my husband is calling this obsession and paranoia. I would like to recover at home with my teenage daughter, my cat, on-demand TV, my computer, etc....but I'm not so sure about my husband... Advice, please!