Emerson Hospital
Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation (Transitional Care Unit) See More
When you are admitted to Emerson Hospital’s Rehabilitation and Transitional Care Unit, our goal is to help you return home as soon as possible, able to function as independently as possible.

The rehabilitation plan developed by your care team is tailored to your individual needs, and you are encouraged to be involved in all decisions about your care. Above all, know that you will receive the same high-quality, patient-centered care for which Emerson is known, and you will be treated with dignity and respect.

A typical day on the Emerson Transitional Care Unit

While each patient's rehabilitation plan is personalized, you can generally expect to:
  • Receive several sessions of physical, occupational or speech-language therapy each day
  • Have time to practice newly learned exercises and rehab techniques
  • Wear your own comfortable clothing
  • Do as much as possible for yourself, under the guidance of staff
  • Attend a variety of individual and group activities

Rehab care takes place throughout the Transitional Care Unit—in our well-equipped, sun-filled gym, common areas, kitchen/activities room, and your own room and bathroom.

A comfortable environment with thoughtful amenities

The Transitional Care Unit is a 20-bed unit with 8 semi-private and 4 private rooms. It is a relaxed setting with views of the Sudbury River and surrounding woodlands. 
  • A sitting room is available for visits with family and friends
  • Complimentary phones, flat-screen TVs and wi-fi are available
  • Appealing, nutritious meals may be served in the dining room, which has a restaurant-style menu, or, if appropriate, in your room (our dietitian can assist if you have special dietary needs)
  • You can receive free hand massage and Reiki treatments
  • Beautician services and massage therapy are available for a fee
  • Dental, podiatry and ophthalmology services can be arranged, if needed
  • Certified therapy animals are available to visit 
  • Our activities director arranges a variety of social and individual activities

Discharge planning

From the day you are admitted to Emerson’s Transitional Care Unit, your care team considers all the rehabilitative therapies, nursing care and education necessary for you to return home safely. 

If you need home care services, our social workers ensure that all your discharge needs are met, and our staff helps you and your family understand what supports are necessary to ensure your safe transition to home.