Bridging the gap between illness and recovery requires state-of-the-art technology, efficient and effective clinical expertise, caring support and an overall environment that promotes healthy well-being. Our Transitional Care physicians guide around-the-clock skilled nursing care while our physiatrists, therapists and clinicians work to restore function lost through injury, surgery or disease.
Meet the Team
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 stair climbing, ambulation and community reintegration.
Occupational Therapists focus on improving upon one’s daily skills such as morning care, meal preparation and returning to work. Through assessment of an individual’s physical, psychological, social, cognitive and environmental needs, Occupational Therapists develop strategies that allow the individual to continue with activities he/she needs to do.
The Speech Language Pathologist evaluates and treats a variety of communication and swallowing disorders. A speech evaluation assesses the areas of receptive and expressive language, speech/voice production, cognitive abilities, reading/writing and social skills. A swallowing evaluation assesses the structure and function of the muscles associated with chewing and swallowing. Based on the areas of need identified, a specific treatment program is then designed to facilitate restoration of previous communication abilities and/or swallow function.
Nursing care is provided 24-hours-a-day by licensed nurses and nursing assistants, called “Guest Experience Coordinators.” Registered nurses assess each patient to determine his or her goals, preferences and clinical status. They coordinate with physicians and other healthcare practitioners to implement the agreed upon plan of care, and they educate patients and their family members on managing disease and recovery during their stay and, most importantly, upon returning home.
A licensed professional Social Service Worker assesses medically related social and emotional needs, helps guests become comfortable in their surroundings and facilitates a smooth transition home by ensuring the right resources, access to medications and equipment and appropriate medical follow-up are planned for and in place.
Plan ahead for total recovery.
Talk to your doctor or discharge planner and call 847-392-9000 to schedule a tour of the Transitional Care Suites and pre-register prior to your hospitalization.