There may be times when you or someone you love has improved to the point of no longer needing acute hospital care, but returning home is not yet an option. Transitional Care at Penn State Hershey Rehab Hospital, bridges the gap between the hospital's acute care setting and the patient's home allowing for a smooth transition. The Transitional Care program is a 22-private-bed unit, located on the second floor of the hospital. It is designed to meet the needs of patients requiring short term skilled nursing care or less intensive rehabilitation care. Our goal is to assist you in fully recovering from your acute care hospital stay by providing the nursing and rehabilitative care necessary to help patients regain a certain level of independence and return home with confidence.
Transitional care allows patients to receive medically supervised therapy by highly trained physical, occupational and speech therapists in a comfortable, friendly setting. This unit is designed to provide medical, nursing and therapy services to patients with the express purpose of "transitioning" them back to their prior living arrangements when possible.
Patients admitted to Penn State Hershey's transitional care program typically stay less than two weeks, depending on the patient's progress and discharge destination. Each patient, on average, can expect to receive one to two hours of therapy time daily. Each patient has an individually designed care plan with input from a physician, nursing staff, therapy team, and case manager.
For more information or to make a referral, please call our admissions office at (717) 832-2705.