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    • What Is Palliative Care?
      August 8, 2013
      Palliative care involves input from many different specialists and care providers, aimed at relieving suffering and improving quality of life, optimizing function and assisting with decision making for patients with advanced illness and their families... Read More
    • Recovery Does Not End at Discharge
      June 6, 2013
      When you or a loved one is discharged from an acute care hospital, or from a long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital such as one of Kindred’s transitional care hospitals (licensed as acute care hospitals and certified as LTAC hospitals) recovery does not end. In many ways, it begins – whether you are going to another care setting or home.

      Many studies have shown that the period after hospital discharge, or the transition between acute care and a lower level of care, represents one of the times in healthcare when the patient is most vulnerable.1 Read More
    • Your Loved One is Being Transferred to a Transitional Care Hospital: What Does That Mean?
      March 7, 2013
      Your loved one’s transfer to a transitional care hospital can be an important step toward recovery from a serious illness or accident. The most common hospital setting in America is one that provides short-term acute care for patients with pressing health issues – emergencies or surgeries brought on by illness or an accident. Read More
    • Better Care Transitions Can Help Patients Avoid a Return to the Hospital
      January 30, 2013
      When you or a loved one become critically ill, undergo surgery or suffer a devastating injury, you will probably be treated at a traditional acute care hospital, which has the resources, personnel and sophisticated medical equipment to treat severe injury or illness, under emergency circumstances. Sometimes, though, people with many medical complexities are unable to recover completely in the short-term acute care setting. When those patients are discharged directly home they often must be hospitalized again due to ensuing complications.... Read More
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