What’s New?2018-01-23T18:51:20+00:00

Back to School with TCU

Transitional Care of Arlington Height’s popular Transitional Care University professional education series is welcoming back students who seek CEU credits this fall. Most recently over 80 people attended the TCU Edema Management program taught by Transitional Care physical and occupational therapists. Above: Amy Miller, Transitional Care of Arlington Heights Lead Therapist, showcases taping to help manage edema in patients at […]

TCAH Named Northwestern Medicine Preferred Provider

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) extended its reach and is now a part of Northwestern Medicine’s Preferred Provider Network. As such, TCAH is a part of an integrated network that provides seamless, high quality, post-acute care to Northwestern Medicine clients, including patients from Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Central DuPage Hospital and Lake Forest Hospital.

Hope Springs Eternal at TCAH

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) is home to many real medical success stories. We’re also home to one fictional medical success story that is coming to theaters, iTunes and Amazon this month. Parts of the movie Hope Springs Eternal, starring Mia Rose Frampton, were filmed at our center. The story focuses on 18-year-old Hope Gracin who suddenly finds herself […]

All the Feels!

There’s nothing like a thoughtful and well-put thank you letter to make your day! We love hearing from former guests and are pleased to report that Shirley is exercising daily, driving again and even thinking about returning to Transitional Care of Arlington Heights as a volunteer. Best wishes, Shirley, and thanks for keeping us posted on your progress! Thank […]

Best of the Best: US News & World Report

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights was named one of the top short-term rehabilitative care centers in the state of Illinois as reported by U.S. News & World Report.    U.S. News & World Report evaluated more than 15,000 skilled nursing centers across the country to come up with the list of care centers designated as the best. U.S. News used […]

We show we care in every meal we serve.

At Transitional Care of Arlington Heights, we believe that the food we serve is an extension of the care we offer. Our made-from-scratch CuisineCare cooking, distinct dining venues and themed dinners feature a commitment to quality as their prime ingredient. House-made soups, sauces and dressings, fresh vegetables, herbs, seasonings and ample selections leave our guests asking for seconds. Our […]

CuisineCare . . . to Go!

At Transitional Care of Arlington Heights, guests start preparing to go home the first day they arrive. While the primary focus is on improving health through physical rehabilitation and skilled care, diet plays an important role not only during rehab, but upon the return home as well. “The food we serve is an extension of the care we offer,” […]

Meet the Clinical Liaisons

Whether proactively planning ahead for care in preparation for a scheduled surgery or discovering an immediate need for help prior to going home while currently hospitalized, arranging for proper care is unfamiliar territory for most of us.   Rest assured—the liaisons at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) can provide the necessary assistance every step of the way! Registered […]

Therapy Dog Team

“STEELLLA!!!” When guests at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) call out “Steellla!” they are not channeling their inner Stanley Kalowski (as famously played by Marlon Brando in “Streetcar Named Desire”). Rather, they are affectionately greeting their favorite canine therapist, Stella, a six-year-old American Staffordshire Terrier. “We offer animal therapy visits about twice a month,” says Sarah Walker, TCAH […]

Meet the Therapist

Lindsey Cussen, DPT, Lead Therapist for Medically Complex Lindsey Cussen loves her job! The lead therapist for the Medically Complex department at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) rather matter-of-factly says, “Coming to TCAH was the best decision I made. Everybody here cares about each and every guest, and everybody is happy.” Lindsey, who earned her undergraduate and Doctor […]

Prepare for “Independence at Home.”

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is raising the bar for post-acute care. Customer satisfaction results, as measured by Pinnacle Quality Insight satisfaction surveys, report that overall customer satisfaction at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights exceeds national “Best in Class” standards. Here’s what “Best in Class” quality means to our guests and their families:   “Following back surgery, my two weeks […]

Get stronger. Get better. And GO HOME!

Orthopedic Transitional Care For Margaret Partipilo, RN, MSN-BC and unit manager with the Transitional Care of Arlington Heights Orthopedic Care program, every day is an adventure. A self-professed healthcare junky since the age of 17, three decades (and then some!) later, she fully appreciates the magnitude of the situations with which she is presented and her opportunity to serve. […]

Therapy Matters!

 The TCAH Therapy team is comprised of Physical and Occupational Therapists and Speech/Language Pathologists.   Physical Therapists specialize in restoring functional mobility through individualized treatment plans. The treatment program promotes independence through a variety of activities and exercises to target specific areas such as strength, coordination and pain management. All plans focus on improving movement and increasing strength for […]

Orthopedic Care at TCAH

Meet the Therapist Amy Miller, MPT, GCS, CLT-LANA Lead Therapist for Orthopedic Care “I can’t imagine doing anything else for a career” Ironically, Amy Miller, lead therapist for the Orthopedic Care program at TCAH, managed to escape childhood and adolescence without any broken bones.  Although her skeletal system remains fully intact, she still has plenty of first-hand experience with […]

Every day is a great day for therapy!

Fun Facts About the TCAH Therapy Team Julia Buchler M.S. CCC-SLP Director of Therapy “Every day is a great day for therapy!” Transitional Care of Arlington Heights (TCAH) guests can count on the finest expertise, equipment, evidence-based practices, facilities and therapists who are certified in multiple modalities as well as a friendly face and the encouragement they need, to […]

“…knowledgable and compassionate.”

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Nursing Care Center Accreditation and Post-Acute Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient and resident care. Here’s what “Gold Seal” quality care means to […]

The Fine Art of Healing – Rita Molepske

In addition to practicing the fine art of rehabilitation, Transitional Care of Arlington Heights also appreciates fine art itself, and, as such, displays work by area artists in its Community Art Gallery. The Gallery currently features the work of Arlington Heights resident Rita Molepske. Rita says, “I am a lifetime creator of art. Though my medium is usually watercolor, I […]

Twice is Nice!

First Transitional Care of Arlington Heights Guest is as Good as New Following a “Two-fer” Total Knee Replacement Following a major car accident 27 years ago, Alan Itzkowitz, 67, an architect from Buffalo Grove, Illinois, experienced knee complications that were decades in the making.  “My knee pain eventually became intolerable,” he recalled. “It was just something I needed to […]

Kinesio Comes to Transitional Care

Kinesio taping helps facilitate the body’s natural healing process. Remember the brightly colored tape that three-time Olympic gold medal beach volleyball player Kerry Walsh Jennings wore during the Olympics? Turns out many guests who are recovering from various orthopedic, neuromuscular, neurological and medical conditions at Transitional Care wear it as well! Far more than a fashion statement, Kinesio taping […]

“…the best I have ever experienced.”

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights earned a 5-star quality rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality care. The overall CMS 5-star rating is based on health inspections, staffing models and health inspection ratings. Centers with 5 stars are considered to have a level of quality that is “much above average.” Here’s what 5-star quality means to […]

“Transitional Care is OUTSTANDING…”

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is raising the bar for post-acute care. Customer satisfaction results, as measured by Pinnacle Quality Insight satisfaction surveys, report that overall customer satisfaction at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights exceeds national “Best in Class” standards. Here’s what “Best in Class” means to our guests and their families:   “We couldn’t have been happier with the […]

The Fine Art of Healing – Yolanda Bolithon

In addition to practicing the fine art of rehabilitation, Transitional Care of Arlington Heights also appreciates fine art itself, and, as such, displays work by area artists in its Community Art Gallery. The Gallery currently features the work of Arlington Heights resident Yolanda Bolithon. Born and raised in Seattle to Dutch immigrant parents, Yolanda studied art in college, but pursued […]

Drink Your Water . . . Seriously!

You’ve heard it 1,000 times . . . it is important to drink at least eight cups of water or low calorie, non-caffeinated, non-alcoholic beverages every day. Drinking plenty of water is even more important when recovering from illness or injury. “Drinking enough fluid is essential for maintaining adequate hydration and allowing your body to heal,” Katleya Baldazo MS, […]

Breathe a Sigh of Relief with TCAH’s New Respiratory Care Program

As hospital lengths of stay decrease, there is a growing need for highly specialized post-acute care that is custom-tailored for patients who are recovering from serious conditions. Take pulmonary-related conditions, for example.  Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Pneumonia and Congestive Heart Failure (CHF) are respiratory-related conditions that have a high likelihood of re-hospitalization.  TCAH’s new Respiratory Care specialty program […]

Recovery Nutrition

Following surgery or injury, the body must heal. The process of healing requires adequate intake of carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, minerals, water and protein to support the repair process. Katleya Baldazo MS, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitian with Transitional Care of Arlington Heights, recommends these high-protein snacks to help the body power up for recovery: Top 10 High Protein Snacks for […]

Small Potatoes at Transitional Care of Arlington Heights

Small Potatoes, the Chicago based folk duo of Jacquie Manning and Rich Prezioso, say it has taken them years of careful indecision to develop a musical repertoire that they describe as “Celtic to Cowboy.” Superb musicianship and showmanship, award-winning songwriting and a strong sense of tradition has made them, as Dirty Linen Magazine once said, “one of the most […]

5-Stars for Quality Care

Transitional Care of Arlington Heights earned a 5-star quality rating from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) for quality care. CMS created the Five-Star quality rating system to help consumers, their families and caregivers compare skilled nursing and rehabilitation centers more easily.  Centers with 5 stars are considered to have a level of quality that is “much above average.”  […]

The Healthy Healing Benefits of Essential Oils

It was love at first sniff! This month guests at TCAH got a whiff of the healthy healing benefits of essential oils at a demonstration on the popular healing trend that is sweeping the nation. “From ancient Egypt to modern times, essential oils have been used to treat anxiety, aches and various ailments,” says Sarah Walker, event coordinator at […]

Best in Class

Best in Class Transitional Care of Arlington Heights is raising the bar for post-acute care. Recent customer satisfaction results, as measured by Pinnacle Quality Insight satisfaction survey, report: 95% recommend to others 98% family member satisfaction (vs. 82% national average) 95% patient satisfaction (vs. 84% national average) Overall satisfaction exceeds national “Best in Class” standards. “Our outstanding customer satisfaction […]

The Fine Art of Living Well

Enjoying Nature’s Beauty In addition to practicing the fine art of rehabilitation, Transitional Care of Arlington Heights also appreciates fine art and, as such, displays work by area artists in its Community Art Gallery. The nature photography of Arlington Heights resident, Christine Naunheimer, a physical therapist who has cared for patients at Northwest Community Hospital for the last 15 years, is currently […]