Choosing Your Next Level of Care

Many times after a serious injury or illness, the need for additional 24-hour medical assistance is needed to help a person heal, properly rehabilitate and ensure that he or she is in stable condition before returning home. What most people don’t know is that there are different options when choosing a continued care provider after your primary acute hospital stay. Each organization can vary by the length of stay, therapy intensity and type of medical

What is a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital?

A Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH) is an acute care hospital that specializes in the treatment of serious medical conditions that require ongoing care, but no longer require intensive care or extensive diagnostic procedures. These patients require more care than they can receive in a rehabilitation center, skilled nursing facility, or at home. LTACHs focus on ventilator weaning, wound management, and treatment of other medically complex conditions. How are patients admitted to an LTACH? LTACH