When you are admitted to the Rehabilitation and Transitional Care Unit at Emerson Hospital, you have an entire team of rehabilitation experts working together to help you regain your strength and function so you can safely return home.
Because rehabilitative and skilled nursing care is tailored to your unique needs, your multidisciplinary team may include:
- Registered nurses (RNs) and certified nursing assistants (CNAs), many with years of experience at Emerson or rehabilitation facilities
- Highly skilled physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech language pathologists and respiratory therapists
- Specialists in wound care, ostomy and diabetes
- Medical and/or surgical specialty physician may be consulted to participate in your care
- Social workers
- An activity director
Medical care on the Transitional Care Unit is provided by a physiatrist—a physician who specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation.
Plus, a hospitalist—a doctor who provides inpatient care for hospitalized patients—and a critical care nurse are available 24/7 in case of emergencies to help avoid hospital readmission.
An integrated, individualized approach
Your care team holds daily conferences to evaluate your progress, and they are able to draw on the full resources of Emerson Hospital to develop and implement the best possible care plan to meet your individual needs.
You and your family are encouraged to be involved in decision-making about your treatment, and family members are welcome to participate in your rehabilitation and discharge planning.