Transitional Care Unit
Methodist Hospital has had a Transitional Care Unit (TCU) since 1991. The unit provides "transitional" care for patients who have completed their acute stay in the hospital yet still require skilled nursing and other supportive care before returning to home or other living arrangements. Patients can continue to receive IV therapy and wound dressing changes as well as physical, occupational, speech or respiratory therapies.
The TCU has 26 private rooms. Nursing care is provided around the clock with skilled RN's, LVN's and certified nursing assistants. The unit has physical and occupational therapists whose home base is the TCU so they get to know their patients well. An interdisciplinary team meets weekly to discuss the plan for each patient. Each discipline contributes to the plan to ensure the best possible care for the patient. Because the unit is part of the hospital, every service provided by the hospital is available to the patients as needed.
The TCU provides a valuable service to the patients by allowing them extra time in the hospital to recover from their illness or injury. Our goal is to assist patients to achieve the highest level of functioning prior to being discharged.
For referral information please call 1-888-388-2838.