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    Transitional Care Hospitals

    Transitional Care Hospital

    What Is a Transitional Care Hospital?

    When you leave a traditional hospital, you may need continued care to recover completely. Transitional Care Hospitals offer the same in-depth care you would receive in a traditional hospital or intensive care unit, but for an extended recovery time—usually weeks instead of days.

    Kindred Transitional Care Hospitals act as a bridge between short-term hospital care and care at a nursing center or private residence. Transitional Care Hospitals provide intense, medically complex treatment that may be able to help if you:

    • Are dependent upon a ventilator or other technology for regular breathing
    • Have medically complex conditions such as pulmonary disease, neurological deficits, cardiac disease, renal (kidney) failure requiring dialysis, infectious diseases or complications following surgery, or require wound care
    • Have simultaneous chronic conditions or multi-system organ failure with significant loss of independence
    • Need extended care or recovery time after a traditional hospital stay

    The care team partners with your physician to offer 24-hour clinical care seven days a week so you can start your journey to wellness as soon as possible.

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    Why Choose a Transitional Care Hospital?

    In a Transitional Care Hospital, you benefit from the same services you 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.

    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
    • Illnesses requiring a ventilator or other breathing assistance
    • Pressure wounds
    • Multi-system failure
    • Infectious disease
    • Complications following surgery
    • Other medically complex conditions

    Research shows that Transitional Care Hospitals, certified as long-term acute care hospitals, provide clear clinical benefits in supporting recovery and wellness. Studies show that following an intensive care stay—for example, when you receive care in a Transitional Care Hospital for ventilator care or tracheostomy—you experience outcomes and quality that are as good or better than people with similar conditions who receive care in other care settings.

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