Transitional Care Unit
JRMC's Transitional Care Unit (TCU) helps complete the continuum of care by providing both skilled nursing and rehabilitation therapy for patients who no longer require traditional acute hospital care but are not quite ready to be dismissed.
The 25-bed unit assists those who are moving from acute care to their home, a long-term nursing care facility or a rehabilitation unit. The average stay in TCU is 10-15 days of outcome-oriented care that prepares the patient to function as independently as possible at their next destination. Patients in Transitional Care are assessed and offered individualized services to meet their specific needs. They have access to the same services provided to Inpatient Rehabilitation by Kindred/RehabCare, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, social activities and assistance from dietitians and social workers.
We have found that Transitional Care Patients patients are healthier and happier upon discharge, since they are more likely to be able to function independently when they leave.
The Medical Director for Transitional Care is Neurologist Jacquelyn Sue Frigon, M.D.
JRMC’s Transitional Care Unit is located on the third floor of the hospital. For more information, call (870) 541-7313.