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Skilled Nursing

Our team is comprised of the patient, his or her family, a Provider, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech and Language Pathologist, Recreation activities and other services as needed.

Amount of Rehabilitation Therapy Provided

  • Patients may have been transferred from a hospital. 
  • The need for therapy is not required for admission to a Skilled Nursing Facility. 
  • If therapy is needed, one to two hours a day, five days per week is provided. 
  • Transitional Care has recognized the importance of feeling at home when receiving your therapies, and helping achieve realistic results to help you regain independence.

Nursing Care

  • Examples include: Daily IV medications, sterile dressing changes, teaching new skills such as urinary self-catheterization, ostomy management, oxygen management, etc. 
  • Reinforcing newly learned skills in activities of daily living, mobility and safe use of assistive devices. Assessment, teaching and coordination of the patient's plan of care to a safe living environment.

Physician Care

  • Physician and nurse practitioner work with team to meet patient goals. A face to face visit is required once every 30 days.

Likely Candidates

  • Patients with physical disabilities that do not meet care level of an acute rehabilitation program. 
  • Medical problems are stable and require less physician supervision. 
  • 18-years of age or older 
  • Senior care focused