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Choosing Transitional Care After A Hospital Stay

Recover In Comfort & Close To Home At Catholic Eldercare’s Transitional Care Unit

After any hospital stay, many of us yearn for our own surroundings. Being able to snuggle in your own bed and be immersed in the familiarity of your own home seems like paradise. As wonderful as that scenario sounds, the transition from hospital to home may be more complicated, especially for seniors. There are many safety factors to contemplate before you can decide if you’re prepared to head home:

Mobility
Obstacles like chairs, furniture and general clutter in walkways can pose a danger as you’re recovering. Will you be able to maneuver around your house without tripping or falling?

Additional supports such as shower rails, handrails, and toilet supports can be very helpful during recovery. Is your house set up with these additional supports?

Medication
Proper organization of medication, especially if there’s more than one, is important in order to avoid accidental overdose. In addition, taking the correct medicine at the correct time can be crucial to pain management as well as your recovery. Is there someone there to help you fill your prescriptions and remind you when to take them?

Nutrition
It can be challenging to get up and prepare a meal for yourself as you’re recovering. Is there someone there to ensure you’re getting proper nutrition and balanced meals?

Monitoring
It’s important that you are monitored for the first few days home. Dangerous symptoms can arise that should be relayed to your health provider. Is there someone there to help you monitor your symptoms as they arise?

Future Appointments
There may be many follow up appointments as you recover. Is there someone to help you remember where you need to be and when? Do you have a way to get to your follow-up appointments?

Transitional Care Unit

If you answered “no” to any of the factors above, Catholic Eldercare’s New Transitional Care Unit may be the solution for you. Our Transitional Care Unit (TCU), specializes in providing a comfortable environment for you to recover safely—under the watchful eyes of professionals. We have been providing services for seniors for over 30 years. Over those years we have built a solid foundation of trusted relationships with physicians, hospitals, and families within the community. During your stay, our dedicated support team will work with you to help set goals for a successful transition to home. You will also find that our TCU offers a robust list of amenities to help make your stay more comfortable:

  • Generous-sized private rooms
  • Intimate dining experience
  • Hydro spa
  • State-of-the-art equipment
  • Private park-like green space
  • Café for family and visitors
  • So much more!

Let us help you recover in comfort—and close to home. Recovering from an illness or surgery requires time. Let our TCU provide you with the proper support team and environment to help speed up recovery. Let us work with you and your health care provider to come up with a recovery plan that fits your needs so you can return home with confidence. For more information on how we can help you, please contact us at 612-362-2444.