With in-house services, patients do not have to worry about when and how they will receive things like medication and therapy, as everything is available onsite. In-house services include laboratory, pharmacy, radiology (Xray and CT Scanner), cardiac telemetry, daily physician visits, and physician specialists (e.g. infectious disease, nephrology).
Types of health issues commonly treated at LTAC’s
Each patient has specific medical needs that need to be met. Some patients will need ventilator weaning and others will need complex wound care. To meet these diverse needs, LTAC facilities employ teams of physicians, nurses, dietitians, pharmacists, social workers, and various therapists, each specializing in different medical areas. Each team member contributes to developing the patient's multidisciplinary plan of care.
The following questions can help you find the perfect fit for inpatient rehab services:
Please consider the following questions when you are looking for an LTAC facility
Services: "Do you offer the services I need?"
Specialties: "Are there team members that specialize in the care I need?"
Budget-friendliness: "Will the facility work with my insurance to cover most of the cost?"
Reputation: "How have past patients and their families rated you?"
Credentials: "What credentials do you require for your team?"
Qualifying: "Do I qualify for LTAC?" (Some facilities may require their patients to be a certain age or have a certain care level to be accepted.)