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What is an LTAC hospital and how does it differ from a traditional hospital?
LTAC stands for long-term acute care. Traditional acute care hospitals provide a broad range of services such as emergency care, surgery, and ICU designed for short-stay hospitalizations, typically 3-7 days in length. In contrast, LTAC hospitals are designed to provide an acute level of care with a length of stay average of 25 days.
What services are provided in an LTAC hospital?
LTAC hospitals are designed to care for patients who remain acutely ill which requires a multidisciplinary team of professionals to achieve. This includes daily visits from your attending physician, specialty physician consults and routine visits, nursing care, respiratory care including ventilator management, certified wound care nurse, on-sight dialysis, telemetry, pharmacy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology.
How does Riverside Hospital help plan for discharge?
Riverside Hospitals' interdisciplinary healthcare team which includes an RN case manager will begin discussing discharge planning well before the discharge date arrives. Outpatient services, DME equipment, and follow-up physician appointments will be scheduled and in place prior to discharge.
What is an inpatient rehab hospital?
Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals provide intensive therapies 3 hours a day, 5 to 6 days per week, provided by physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech and language pathology. Therapy is performed using specialized equipment in our inpatient therapy gym designed to optimize recovery.
Who will provide medical care for me while I am admitted to inpatient rehab?
At Riverside Hospital, our attending physicians specialize in internal medicine in addition to directing your rehabilitation course. Our physicians will make daily visits, closely monitoring your medical status to maximize your health and rehabilitation potential.
“Just wanted to say hello and thank everyone again for the excellent care during our stay. Couldn't have asked for better treatment or a better experience. You were all awesome. We are glad to be home but we miss you guys! We have had some ups and downs but making progress daily. Looking forward to coming to visit y'all.”
-Albert & Dana Lewis
“I wanted to express our total appreciation for all the wonderful care that my mom received during her stay at Riverside. From the nurses to the housekeep staff, everyone was fabulous. I really feel that moving my mom to Riverside was the best move we made, it got her back on her routine. Riverside is a beautiful facility and I'll absolutely be recommending them to family and friends. We appreciate the wonderful care you gave to our mother.”
“Thank you so much for taking great care of me and for treating me like a member of your family! Words can not express my gratitude! Prior to coming to Riverside, I was in a dark place mentally and emotionally, but as soon as I arrived at your facility everyone that worked with me was nothing short of amazing! I appreciate everything that everyone has done for me! ”