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Specialized Programs. Speed Recovery.

Medical specialty programs help patients recover after illness or injury. Our unique, physician-led programs are designed to address the individual needs of each patient after a hospital stay. We’ve partnered with local hospitals to develop intensive rehab programs to prevent recurring hospitalization for COPD, chronic heart failure, UTI and/or wound care.

  • Read about our program for Pulmonary Rehab Program

    The Problem:
    In Sykesville, Md., too many people with pulmonary disease were being readmitted to the hospital for the same condition.

    The Solution:
    We partnered with local hospitals to develop an intensive four-week pulmonary rehab protocol, including:

    • Smoking cessation
    • Biofeedback
    • Weekly patient visits from a pulmonologist and a respiratory therapist
    • Pulmonary exercise training to improve lung expansion and function
    • 24-hour care provided by nurses with expertise in lung diseases

     The Pulmonary Rehab Program:

    • Our experts teach simple lifestyle changes to make at home by tailoring an individual pulmonary program.
    • Physical, occupational and speech therapists focus on helping residents strengthen themselves for specific activities of daily living.
    • Our registered dietitian provides a personal nutritional assessment, with advice on weight management, grocery shopping, reading food labels, and planning healthy meals.
    • Nurses stabilize the patient's symptoms then teach them about their disease, how to recognize and deal with symptoms, avoid recurrence and exacerbation, and role and proper use of medications.
    • Upon discharge planning, we tailor continued home care to meet each individual¹s physical and medical needs.

    The Outcome:
    After completing our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program, residents’ abilities improved by more than 30 percent in every major measurable outcome, from bathing and dressing themselves to walking and standing with balance. As a result, our patients have been able to go home and stay at home while the readmission rate to the hospital has dramatically decreased by 67 percent from 2012, when the program was developed, to 2013.

  • Read about our Cardiac Program

    The Problem:
    In Gettysburg, PA, too many people with cardiovascular disease were being readmitted to the hospital for the same condition. Our goal: to give them the knowledge and skills to keep them out of the Emergency Room.

    The Solution:
    We partnered with a local hospital to develop an intensive cardio rehab program for residents after discharge from the hospital, including:

    • Cardio exercise training
    • Care provided by nurses with expertise in congestive heart disease.
    • Regular follow-up by a visiting cardiologist
    • Smoking cessation
    • Nutritional counseling and meal planning

     The Cardiovascular Rehab Program:

    • Tailored exercise programs: Specialists evaluate each patient’s fitness level and medical history to determine a safe starting point.
    • Monitored exercise sessions: Our medical staff checks their heart rate, blood pressure, breathing and heart rhythm as they build their endurance.
    • Patient education: Teaching them their specific triggers—i.e., too much salt, sedentary lifestyle, electrolyte imbalance—and how to deal with them before they turn into emergencies.

    The Outcome:
    The average length of stay for cardiac rehab is reduced to 36 days. The average length of stay has reached 26 days.

Transitions Healthcare also works with patients, physicians and hospitals to create a personalized plan for:

  • Amputation care
  • Diabetes care
  • General surgery
  • Hospice care
  • IV therapy
  • Oncology
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Post-trauma care
  • Respiratory/throat care
  • Stroke care
  • Wound care

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724-735-4224, 800-896-9354 (toll-free)

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410-795-4100, 724-228-5666 (Personal Care Home)

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