Skilled Nursing Unit | UnityPoint Health Quad Cities

Skilled Nursing Unit

We would like to welcome you to our Transitional Care Unit, and hope that the information we provide will help you understand our programs and feel excited about your future stay with us. While the Transitional Care Unit is located in the hospital, it does operate differently than the other unit you may have stayed on previously. 

Our residents are well on their way to recovery and no longer need acute hospital care, so the focus for Transitional Care Unit is to help the residents make the transition from the hospital to their normal living environment. We also recognize that all residents have unique strengths and capabilities, as well as special needs and concerns. Our goal is to enhance their independence and self-reliance while recognizing the individuality of each patient. The Transitional Care Unit offers many supportive services to create a comprehensive resident care program, and have provided the best care possible for nearly 24 years.

Trinity's Transitional Care Unit provides short-term, skilled nursing care as defined by Medicare and the Illinois Department of Health. The Transitional Care Unit is licensed and certified by the federal and state government, and openly shares results from past and present surveys from IDPH site visits. We are also proud to acknowledge our five star rating generated by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and can be viewed on CMS' website.

Nursing Care and Your Needs

When you arrive at the Transitional Care Unit, many staff will meet with you and decide your individualized plan to meet your personal needs while staying with us. Care is designed to treat the total person and to help the residents reach their highest potential and independence. The nursing staff works with the therapy team in developing a realistic plan to provide for the physical, emotional, spiritual, and recreational needs of the resident. Our goal is to provide care in a homelike atmosphere with a warm, enthusiastic, and understanding manner. To meet this goal, the Transitional Care Unit provides:

  • Twenty-four hour nursing care that will be provided to you by many licensed professional staff that can include registered nurses and licensed practical nurses
  • Medical treatment under the supervision of your physician that will coordinate your care through the nursing staff that will provide for all of your physical and medical needs
  • Activities program under the supervision of a recreational therapist
  • A plan of care individualized for each resident that will assist them in achieving strength and independence
  • Rehabilitative therapy under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Respiratory therapy
  • Podiatry and dental care available by arrangement
  • Assistance in discharge planning by the social worker and nursing staff
  • Education provided as needed for each resident based on personal medical conditions and medications 

Recreational Services

The Transitional Care Unit has on staff licensed recreational therapists who provide a holistic approach to our residents' needs. We respect the personal interest and individual needs of every resident that passes through our doors and the recreational therapy program will help give them the personal attention everyone needs. As the interests of our residents change regularly, the therapy staff will provide an array of activities to try and meet these interests and may include:

  • Café dining outings
  • Organized arts and crafts
  • Group and individual programs are offered daily
  • Active volunteer program
  • Religious services offered weekly
  • Monthly residents and family council meetings
  • Access to outdoor patio
  • Scheduled exercise programs
  • Animal-assisted therapy and activities
  • Trips to community events

Social Services

Our social worker works closely with residents and their families throughout their stay and will assist in facilitation of a safe planned discharge. The social worker is available to provide individual, group, or family counseling, and act as a liaison and advocate for the resident. Upon admission to the Transitional Care Unit, the social worker will assess the needs of the resident and/or community need and can provide the following services:

  • Community referral to appropriate agencies
  • Education
  • Crisis intervention
  • Counseling
  • Spiritual support referral