Transitional Care Unit
Sub Acute Rehabilitation On The Transitional Care Unit
Rehabilitation Services also serves the sub-acute unit in the hospital, our Transitional Care Unit (TCU). This unit is designed to admit patients who have no need for acute care anymore, but are not quite ready to go home. A typical stay lasts for 7 – 20 days.
Some patients are admitted to this unit for reasons other than therapy, but our therapists will treat most patients while they are on TCU. We typically spend more time with you here than we do in acute care. We tailor our treatments to what you will need to be able to do in order to be successful at home, to prepare you for a comfortable discharge. We emphasize education to you and your family, so that you can continue to maintain your function at home.
Typically, the Physical Therapist will work with you on ambulation, leg strength, walking stairs, endurance, balance, etc., while the Occupational Therapist will address your ability to do your self care and other daily activities like dressing, bathing, toileting, folding laundry, kitchen activities, etc. If you have problems with language or swallowing, the Speech Language Pathologists will work with you to restore those functions.