When recuperating from an illness or injury following hospitalization, you or someone you know may need some extra time to recover and regain the ability to perform life’s daily tasks. Our Transitional Care Unit, also known as a sub-acute care facility, is designed to meet the needs of adult patients who do not require the full resources of acute hospital care but are not quite ready for discharge. In effect, transitional care helps bridge the gap between the hospital and your home or long-term care facility.
Closer to Home
The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is located on the fifth floor of the hospital. This short-term skilled-nursing facility provides medically stable residents with rehabilitation, clinical monitoring and skilled nursing care. Its convenient community location enables you or a loved one to be closer to family and friends while on the path to recovery. Each resident enjoys a private room, while the comfortable living and dining areas are open to all residents and their visitors. Comprehensive physical rehabilitation and occupation therapy is available within this uniquely home-like environment.
Compassion, dedication, and empathy…Devoted to the art of healing
Underwood-Memorial Hospital proudly serves the community as a NICHE hospital- Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders. This NICHE designation reinforces our commitment to geriatric excellence and a vision to provide exemplary care to older patients.
During your stay, an interdisciplinary team provides ongoing programs and activities designed to promote your physical, social, mental and spiritual well-being.
Coordinated by the nursing staff, these specialists-nutritionists; physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists; case manager; pharmacists; social workers and physicians-work with you and your family to develop a personal assessment and rehabilitation plan. Daily, one-on-one therapy focuses on your needs and your goals for recovery.
Preserving Your Independence
Our goal is to help you or someone you love achieve and maintain the highest possible level of independence while preserving mental, physical and psychosocial well-being.
On your pathway to recovery, we will help you:
- Maximize your functional ability in areas of daily living;
- Promote, maintain and restore your good health;
- Access skilled nursing and rehabilitative care.
Admission to the Transitional Care Unit is subject to the policy and guidelines established by the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services.
To determine eligibility for admission, please contact the TCU case manager at (856) 853-2195 or your physician.