Senior Resources 2022 Northeast Directory

L OnG -T ERM A CuTE C ARE (LTAC) h OSPITALS patient-centered team approach, involving the fam- ily, the physicians and all departments in setting these goals. They are staffed by physicians, nurses, respirato- ry therapists, case managers, physical and occupational therapists, dieticians and pharmacists. Patients benefit from an integrated approach of physician and nursing care, focused respiratory ser- vices and individualized therapies. In the environment of an LTAC hospital, highly per- sonalized and resource-inten- sive care is provided to pro- mote healing and recovery. A variety of programs and services are offered, includ- ing those focused on Pulmonary/ventilator Weaning, Infectious Disease and Complex Wound Care. Some LTAC hospitals oper- ate in freestanding facilities, while others operate as “hos-


uring the past 20 years, health care provided after the general acute hospitalization has become known as “post- acute” care, and long-term acute care (LTAC) hospitals play a crucial role in post acute care. LTAC hospitals are designed for patients who require a longer acute care hos- pitalization for critical and complex medical and surgical conditions. Most often these patients have serious medical conditions that require a level of care above that offered in a rehabilitation hospital or cen- ter, skilled nursing facility, sub- acute residential setting or other lower level of care. Patients admitted to an LTAC hospital tend to be medically complex with multiple medical issues due a chronic illness; multiple injuries; trauma; and pulmonary, post-surgical and/or medical complications. Based upon their unique med- ical needs, LTAC hospital patients typically require an extended hospital stay of 25 days or more on average, dur- ing which time both short- and long-term goals are set. Many LTAC hospitals utilize a

pitals within hospitals” mean- ing that an LTAC hospital leas- es a floor or floors within a general acute care hospital or medical center, or is on the same campus. Once an LTAC hospital patient has reached their medical goals, they are typically discharged to differ- ent settings including home, a rehabilitation hospital, a skilled nursing facility or nursing home. Senior Resources, Inc. specializes in providing comprehensive information on service providers for older adults in the state ofWisconsin. If you are a consumer or would like to reach a consumer, we have many options available via our catalogs and the world wide web. Online: Email: Mail: P.O. Box 2 8 5 Germantown, WI 5 3 0 2 2

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