What is Transitional Care?
A Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is a recuperative and supportive place to heal following an injury, surgery, or serious illness. From changes to one’s daily schedule to the adjustments necessary to return home – our care team of nurses, doctors, and therapists manage transitions and help you or your family member regain a level of independence for a safe return home.
Patient Care Services & Your Care Team
You will be treated by a multi-disciplinary team during your TCU stay. Your entire care team wants to keep you close to your community, friends, family, and the one place we plan to transition back to – home.
Our team approach to transitional care will include:
- 24/7 Nursing Care
- Physical, Occupational & Speech Therapy
- Respiratory Therapy
- Case Management & Social Services
- Dietary Planning & Nutritional Counseling
- Wound Care
- Fall Prevention
- Coordinated Activities
- Transition to Home Care
- Discharge Planning
Families and caregivers are an important part of healing. Patient care conferences will take place to allow you and your family to meet with your multi-disciplinary, patient care team to ensure comfort and support throughout your stay and the transition home.
Your primary care provider may continue to be responsible for your care while you are in the TCU, or they may choose to transfer your daily medical care in TCU and get updates from our 24/7 physicians on duty at SMH, known as Hospitalists.
Our case managers help patients and families with referrals to our rehabilitation and support programs, provide information about your illness and treatment options, and help you evaluate and understand your insurance benefits. For more information or to contact Sheridan Memorial Hospital’s Case Management Team, Click Here