Are you a candidate?

Is long-term acute care right for you?

At LHC Group long-term acute care hospitals, we care for medically complex patients who require intense, specialized treatment for an extended period of time (usually about 20 to 30 days). These patients often transfer from intensive care units in traditional hospitals and need ventilator or other life support medical assistance. Patients in this program may have a range of injuries or illnesses, from brain injury to multiple traumas to infectious diseases.

What kinds of diseases are considered medically complex?

  • Pulmonary disease
  • Cardiac disease
  • Diabetic ulcers and complex wound care
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Gastrointestinal disease
  • Post-operative complications
  • Renal disease, including dialysis
  • Stroke

What type of patient care is provided?

  • Daily physician intervention
  • 24-hour nursing care
  • Complex respiratory services
    • Ventilator weaning
    • Pulmonary hygiene
    • Tracheotomy
    • Chest physiotherapy
  • Physical, occupational and speech/language therapies
  • Nutrition and dietary management
  • Case management and social services
  • Laboratory, radiology and pharmacy
  • Telemetry/ cardiac monitoring
  • Specialized IV team
  • Pain management
  • Antibiotic therapy
  • Discharge planning
  • Patient and family education

Talk to your doctor today to find out if long-term acute care is right for you or your loved one.

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