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Transitional Care

Transitional Care

Often, transitional care services are the next step in medical care, especially if your family member has been in the hospital for an acute illness, surgery, or significant injury. Transitional care services help people recover some or all of their mobility and function lost due to their condition or treatment. One may still be feeling the effects of hospitalization and need some form of medical attention for a period of time before they are strong enough to return home. We have licensed medical and healthcare staff with years of expertise and experience in caring for your family’s unique medical rehabilitation needs.


transitional care
transitional care

What is Transitional Care?

Transitional care encompasses a range of services designed to facilitate the movement of a patient between different healthcare environments, be it from one healthcare setting to another or from a healthcare facility to their home. Making a smooth transition between locations is particularly vital for older adults, especially individuals dealing with severe or long-term health issues that require continuous monitoring.


Why Do People Need Transitional Care?

Let’s say you or your loved one had a major health event that put them in the hospital. This could be a fall, stroke, heart attack, or other medical emergency or surgery that requires intensive care. After their treatment in the hospital, it may not be advisable to go back home immediately. This is where transitional care comes in.

Transitional care facilities offer rehabilitative services and 24-hour nursing care staff to help get you or your family member back to thier daily activities outside of a hospital setting. Whether returning  home or going to an assisted or independent living facility, transitional care can make the process smoother and safer.

The Goals of Transitional Care

The goals of transitional care will depend entirely on the individual. Most people go to a transitional care facility to recover from a health event before returning home. However, that recovery will vary from person to person. Some of the goals of transitional care can include, but are not limited to:

Improvement of movement and function, such as learning to use mobility aids and bathroom safety products.

Cognitive rehabilitation to help improve thinking, memory, planning, or other mental functions.

Occupational therapy to help with daily activities like dressing and eating.

Physical therapy to increase strength and mobility.

Speech therapy to improve speech (like after a stroke), comprehension, swallowing, etc.

Transitional Care at Carespring

When you choose Carespring, you get an experienced team with a long record of success for high-quality care and getting you or your loved one healthy and back home. We have expertise in a large range of therapies, as well as an interdisciplinary approach to care and rehabilitation including physicians, therapists, nurses, dieticians, and social workers.

If your loved one needs additional care before going home after a medical event, contact Carespring! We have a variety of transitional care locations throughout Ohio and Kentucky. If you’re interested in learning more about our transitional care services, select a location below or contact us today and schedule a tour.