Long-Term Acute Care
The average hospital is not designed to handle the demands of patients requiring a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH). That's why Post Acute Medical™, and it's subsidiaries, are so special. Our many services are focused on improving the lives and medical conditions of patients who either need more acute care for their recovery or who are not yet ready to be transferred to a lower level of care, such as a skilled nursing facility or other sub-acute facility.
Long-Term Acute Care is recommended for those who require complex medical management and therapeutic care twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Also, the patient is subject to daily assessments by our industry leading physicians. LTACH patients are primarily admitted directly from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), medically and physically compromised with multi-system complications, and/or failures that require hospitalization.
Because our patients' conditions tend to be more severe, we accept referrals at any time of day or night, 365 days a year, and we begin to immediately focus on providing the highest level of medical care. Upon transfer to one of our LTACH's, each patient is assigned an intra-disciplinary team that develops a personalized care plan under the direction of a physician. Team members get to know each patient – and each patient's family. In fact, we regard family members as vital components in the treatment and healing process, so family education and counseling are high on our list of priorities.
We believe it is so important for loved ones to be informed that we contact the patient's family within twenty-four hours of their admission to identify the method and frequency they wish to receive progress reports, treatment validations, and other important communications.
Patients Requiring LTACH are:
- Admitted directly from the ICU
- Medically and physically compromised with multi-system complications and/or failures that require hospitalization
- In need of extended acute care (average 25 days or more), but have the potential for recovery and may then transition home to the next level of care
Core Specialty Programs
- Pulmonary - Ventilator Weaning/Trach Care
- Medically Complex
- Wound Care
Guidelines for Admission
- Average length of stay in LTACH is 25 days
- Individual is medically frail, but stable enough for transfer
- Individual may be eligible for LTACH admission if the answer to one or more of the following questions is "yes":
- Is the patients rehabilitation compromised by acute medical issues?
- Does the patient have multiple system failure?
- Is the patient in ICU?
- Is the patient on a ventilator?
- Is the patient in need of intensive comprehensive wound care?
- Is the patient too medically unstable for safe transfer to a lower level care?
- Does the patient require critical care?
- Does the patient have a history of multiple readmissions to the hospital?
- Is the patient at risk for medical complications upon discharge?
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