This is a discharge planner's dream question--- first of all, how old is your dad, is he mentally alert, able to cooperate with therapies??? Secondly, his doc will order PT/OT after his procedure, and they will make recommendations based upon their assessment of what he will need or require in the way of post-acute services. Depending upon his age and payor source (medicare, private i nsurance, state aid), he will have to meet skilled criteria to be in SNF/SNU. He may be more suitable for Rehab, IF,and this is a big if, the rehab in your community is able to take any more straight medicare clients. They have to meet medicare's MIX of cord injury, head injury, stroke, etc. Some patients even go home with home health, believe it or not. Total knees going to rehab, very rare anymore. Hope this info helps to clarify some of your concerns and questions PM me if you want any other info. Oh, also, typical stay for Total Hips in our area is about what it is for Fx hips, 4-5 days , so you won't have lots of time to pick a SNF, unless you have your research done ahead of time. Make sure you make friends early with your CM or SW responsible for discharge planning in the facility where he will be treated. Oh, and Rehab under medicare requires the patient to be able to do 3 hours of rehab per day.