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    Transitional Care Hospitals

    Transitional Care Hospitals

    What Is a Transitional Care Hospital?

    Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals are designed for patients who require intense, medically complex treatment for an extended period of time—usually weeks, instead of days, which is typical at a traditional hospital. They serve as a bridge between short-term hospital care and care at a nursing center or at home.

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    Why Choose a Transitional Care Hospital?

    In a transitional care hospital, patients benefit from the same services they would receive at a traditional hospital—daily physician visits, on-site diagnostics and labs and sub-specialist care—but in a setting that allows them more time for recovery. Kindred Hospitals are fully accredited and care is supervised by daily physician visits with multiple medical specialists involved in the plan of care.

    Illnesses treated in a transitional care hospital include:

    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
    • Emphysema
    • Stroke, trauma or other neurological disorders
    • Cardiac disease
    • Renal failure requiring dialysis
    • Ventilator or other breathing assistance
    • Pressure wounds
    • Multi-system failure
    • Infectious disease
    • Complications following surgery
    • Other medically complex conditions
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