What is transitional care?
When acute care hospitalization is no longer necessary, but a patient is not physically able to function at home, our transitional care unit (TCU) is a positive intermediary step for rehabilitation. Transitional care is needed in these situations:
- Recovery from major surgery, joint replacement, vascular or abdominal procedures.
- Repeated hospitalization.
- Recovery after major accident or stroke.
- Pain management.
- Wound management for injuries which are not healing or need special care.
- Nutritional therapy including tube feeding.
- Chronic disease management for conditions such as Parkinson's disease.
- IV therapy.
Your rehabilitation team includes:
- Physical therapy.
- Occupational therapy.
- Speech therapy.
- Respiratory therapy.
- Activities and recreational therapy.
- Nutritional services.
- Social services.