What happens when you’re recovering from an illness or an injury, become well enough to leave the hospital, but still need care as you continue to recover? What if you live alone or don’t have family member capable of managing your care, transporting you to appointments or helping you through your daily routine? This is where transitional care units (TCUs) can step in to help.
Often referred to as short term therapy or rehab, TCUs provide the rehabilitative or nursing care necessary to help individuals transition from hospital to home, or from one care center setting to another. Transitional care unit stays are usually short – often just a few weeks. TCU staff provide care during that essential time of transition, when needs are not high enough to require hospitalization, but too much to successfully manage at home.
The Benefits of Transitional Care Units
Transitional care units are proven to lower hospital readmission rates through medical evaluation and care optimization. With medical professionals on-site, potential issues are identified before they become acute and delay a patient’s recovery. Perhaps most importantly, TCUs bridge the gap between care providers and settings, providing continuity during the crucial days and weeks following a hospitalization.
At Martin Luther Campus, our transitional care units provide a customized program to meet each patient’s unique needs. Our interdisciplinary teams of doctors, nurses, therapists, dietitians and more work together to develop a plan that can include physical, occupational, speech and aquatic therapy, as needed. We offer 24-hour admissions, 7 days a week. Our skilled administrative and social work teams process admissions, answer questions, and assist with services needed as patients transition home.
Martin Luther Care Center is part of the Ebenezer family of Senior Care Communities. We provide transitional care, long term care, assisted living apartments, and memory care for seniors in Bloomington Minnesota. We also have adult day programs for seniors living at home. We’re located at 1401 East 100th St., in Bloomington, MN.
Are you or a loved one interested in learning more about care options at Martin Luther Care Center? Call Megan at 952-948-5153 or more information and to schedule a tour today
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