Transitional Care


Transitional Care At CCMH

When you leave the hospital following treatment of an acute condition, you may require ongoing care for a chronic medical condition, as well as assistance with your day-to-day routine. Your care may necessitate special equipment or services. In these situations, a transitional care unit provides supportive care, and promotes safe and timely passage across care settings.

CCMH is proud to offer short-term (less than 21 days) care for medically complex patients transitioning from the hospital to home, or from one care setting to another. The goal of transitional care is to assist in recovery by providing the nursing and rehabilitative care necessary to help you or your family member regain a certain level of independence.

Depending on the condition, our services may include

  • Rehabilitative, Restorative, or Skilled Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Hemodialysis for Individuals with Renal Failure
  • Intravenous Therapy & Frequent Laboratory Tests
  • Intravenous Anticoagulation Therapy
  • Wound Care
  • Fall Prevention
  • Ventilator Care & Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Counseling & Dietary Planning
  • High-Flow Oxygen & Close Respiratory Therapy Monitoring

High-quality transitional care is especially critical for older people with complex or chronic conditions and for their family caregivers. To qualify for admission to our transitional care unit, patients must be able to participate in daily intensive rehabilitation therapy with the ultimate goal of restoring their maximum level of functioning and fitness.

What Are the Advantages of Transitional Care?

Transitional care units have immediate access to acute resuscitation services. Because transitional care units are hospital-based rather than community-based, radiology and laboratory facilities are located on site. In addition, transitional care units have on-site medical doctors 24 hours a day, as well as access to all tertiary-care specialties.

The availability of multidisciplinary care is one of the main reasons why transitional care units are capable of caring for patients with multiple complex conditions. The expansive rehabilitation services they offer, such as physical therapy and occupational therapy, are especially valuable for patients recovering from orthopedic procedures such as joint replacement or fracture reduction.

Skilled Nursing at CCMH

Skilled nursing services are provided as an extension of the hospital stay. This service can be utilized during recuperation from a severe illness or surgery. Some, but not all, criteria that must be met to quality for hospital admission for skilled nursing care.

Criteria include

  • Patient has had an inpatient hospital stay of 3 days or more
  • Patient requires continual therapy and/or IV medications or other nursing assessments done on a daily basis

A physician’s referral is necessary for skilled nursing admission. Most insurance policies will cover a portion of skilled nursing services.

Intermediate Care at CCMH

Intermediate Care can best be described as the type of care received in a nursing home. This type of care is necessary for patients who have experienced an event which has made them unable to care for themselves at home. Crawford County Memorial Hospital’s Intermediate Care program is designed to provide nursing services for patients who don’t meet Skilled Nursing qualifications or patients who are waiting for admission into a nursing home. This private pay program is managed by the patient’s physician.

To learn more about Transitional Care at CCMH, please contact our Case Management Department at 712.265.2577.


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