St Lukes Helen G Nassif Transitional Care Center

Hours and Directions

For GPS directions, please use 8405 Council St., Cedar Rapids.

Hours of Operation

  • Monday: Open 24 hours
  • Tuesday: Open 24 hours
  • Wednesday: Open 24 hours
  • Thursday: Open 24 hours
  • Friday: Open 24 hours
  • Saturday: Open 24 hours
  • Sunday: Open 24 hours

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About Us

St. Luke's Transitional Care Center is a recuperative and supportive place to heal following an injury, surgery or serious illness. This facility is unique to our community and is specially designed to bridge the distance between a hospital setting and the place you really want to be "home." It's not a nursing home - it's a true transitional care center designed for short-term rehabilitation.

Our professional approach to healing includes daily, individualized therapy sessions to help patients regain the strength, stability and confidence they need to function at their best. A dedicated team of providers, nurses, social workers, physical, occupational and speech therapists, and support staff help patients manage their health, so they can focus on getting better.


Facility Features

  • Experienced physical, occupational and speech therapists
  • Medical director works with a team of nurse practitioners with expertise in geriatric post hospital care and are on-site daily
  • Comprehensive caregiver, patient and family education
  • Social activities and therapeutic recreation in a welcoming environment
  • Comfortable, private suites with private bathrooms
  • Two spacious dining rooms
  • Community rooms and an activities center
  • Enhanced therapy gym with the latest medical and rehabilitative technology
  • Outdoor sitting areas and a walking path

Why Choose St. Luke's Transitional Care Center?

Family Involvement

We recognize family and friends play an important role in your care. We encourage family and friends to meet with the UnityPoint Clinic nurse practitioner and nursing staff. Your guests are welcome any time. St. Luke's team will help guide you and your family through the many complexities of the healthcare system to make your transition home a seamless and pleasant experience.

Experience Matters

St. Luke's has helped patients successfully transition from hospital to home for generations. Our short-term recovery and rehabilitation patients recovering from illness or surgery go home faster and are less likely to require rehospitalization than patients at other facilities in our community. Our facility focuses solely on short-term care and rehabilitation, patients will receive the same high level of care in a welcoming environment that is specifically designed for them.

Daily Schedule and Transportation

You will know what is happening in your day. You and your loved ones will have access to your schedule through a web application (or paper, if you prefer), from where ever you are. This scheduling solution is powered by Skilled Day.

We can transport you from the hospital to our facility in our van, free of charge. This warm welcome decreases the stress and anxiety of the transition.

Individualized Care
Our caregivers and staff are committed to delivering the care you need when you need it. Our highly-skilled team of providers, nurses, social workers physical, occupational and speech therapists design a personalized care plan for you with input and communication from the hospital doctors and your primary doctor. From daily visits by a nurse practitioner to a custom rehabilitation program geared at strengthening the body, all services are uniquely tailored to help you meet your individual health goals.
Coordinated Care

Your team meets at your bedside early in your stay and every week during your recovery. We discuss how you are doing and identify goals to work on to get you back home. Medical providers onsite five days per week. Your team includes: You, Your support person, Nursing, Medical Providers, Social Work, Therapy and Administration.

Uplifting, Encouraging Environment

Unlike other skilled nursing facilities, we do not have long-term residents at the St. Luke's Transitional Care Center. Our facility is specialized in and designed to help patients transition back home, which results in a unique uplifting environment where you will find comaraderie and encouragement.

Your Own Space
You will have a spacious, private room, bathroom and shower. The state-of-the-art therapy gym will meet all your rehabilitative needs.
Our Care

Building on our expertise with St. Luke's Living Centers, our professional approach to healing includes daily, individualized therapy sessions to help patients regain the strength, stability and confidence they need to function at their best.

  • Shorter length of stay. Average is 14 days.
  • UnityPoint Clinic nurse practitioners are on-site five days a week.
  • Low re-hospitalization rates.
  • Larger, state of the art facility to accommodate a growing need for this level of care.

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Keeping You Healthy

Safe Care at the Transitional Care Center

  • Every patient has their own private room and bathroom
  • Team members use PPE (mask, face shield, gown and gloves)
  • 86 percent of our team is fully vaccinated for COVID-19
  • Team members are tested frequently for COVID-19
  • Social distancing used in communal spaces

Visitation at St. Luke's Transitional Care Center

  • Visitation is not restricted at this time. All visitors are required to wear a mask.