CCH's Transistional Care Unit (TCU) provides nursing care and rehabilitation services for patients who have a prognosis of recovery which allows for discharge to home or a lower level of care.
Located in the Pioneer Manor long term care facility, the TCU is an eight-bed unit that cares for patients who are recommended for a focused rehabilitation program prior to discharge to home. Transitional care is a federally approved program for rural areas designed for patients that require skilled nursing care 24 hours a day. The decision to utilize the TCU is made by the patient and their family, based on the recommendation of the patient's treatment team and will be discussed by the patient's nurse or Social Worker.
Our team of rehabilitation professionals provides physical, occupational and speech therapy services based on the patient’s needs. A physical therapist helps you to work on any problems that you may have with weakness, lack of mobility, movement, balance and stamina. Your occupational therapist will assist you with learning to carry out the activities of daily living such as eating, personal hygiene, dressing, upper extremity strengthening and housekeeping. A speech-language pathologist can assist you with any problems that may hinder your ability to read, write, speak, swallow, understand or focus. It is suggested that you have several changes of clothing suitable for daily activities, such as sweat pants and comfortable shoes and sleepwear. A typical patient will receive up to three hours of therapy each day to help them achieve their goals.