Transitions Healthcare Washington PA Services
Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Services
Our team approach and high clinical standards means we focus on helping each person achieve their individual goals and highest level of independence. Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists provide intensive therapy 7 days a week.
Transitions Healthcare Washington PA is a leader in short term rehabilitation and post acute care. We utilize in modern health care information systems and the most innovative equipment and technology, coupled with an interdisciplinary approach.
Our Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists specialize in orthopedics, geriatrics, Pulmonology, mental health and neurological patient populations. The Rehab Department utilizes advanced therapeutic equipment in an atmosphere conducive to expedient recovery and consistently communicates with physicians and family members to ease the transition when returning home. The therapy staff provides caregiver training and home evaluations to complement rehabilitation programs and encourages family interaction in the rehabilitative process.
Our experienced clinicians provide unsurpassed care and treatment for many complex medical conditions, so you can rest easy, with peace of mind.
Pre-admission screening is conducted by our interdisciplinary team to determine the right program for you! Some specialty services and programs may not be available at all of our communities.
- Cardiac Rehab
- IV antibiotics
- Wound Care
- Ventilator Care
- Tracheostomy Care
- Bi-Pap, C-Pap, V-Pap, and A-Pap
- Gastric tubes (NG, G, J, GJ, and duo tubes)
- Bariatric Care
- Chest Tubes
- JP Drains
- Trilogy Vents
- LifeVest Wearable Defibrillators
Our rehab team and therapy gym is unparalleled, offering state of the art equipment and technology to help you regain your strength and independence. Our dynamic team is dedicated to improving patient outcomes, reducing the length of the inpatient stay and ensuring a safe transition from rehab to home.
At Washington, we don’t just wish you a speedy recovery, we ensure it and we’re with you every step of the way! If you are recovering from a fall, a surgery or an illness, choosing the Right Rehab makes all the difference!
Take a look at the difference we make…
ProForm Recumbent Bike is a low impact exercise bike with customizable settings, used to improve cardiovascular health, alleviate joint pain and build strength and endurance.
Nu Step Cross Trainer delivers a low-impact, total body work out that can benefit users of virtually any fitness level or functional ability.
It is indicated for use with patients rehabilitating from joint replacements as well as patients with chronic health conditions coupled with cognitive decline in order to build strength and cardiovascular endurance to enhance mobility. It is often utilized for orthopedic, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary diagnoses.
Diagnoses which may benefit from the use include: CVAs, Cardiovascular Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Diabetes, Osteoarthritis, and Osteoporosis.
Diathermy uses high frequency electric current to stimulate heat generation within body tissues. Diathermy is a non-invasive treatment commonly prescribed for muscle and joint conditions, but is also used to increase blood flow, relieve pain and improve mobility of tissues as they heal.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation (ESTIM) generates electric impulses that stimulate muscles to contract. This strengthens and repairs tissue and muscles that have been shortened, weakened or atrophied due to injury or disease. ESTEM can slow the progression of neuromuscular disorders and improve motor control.
There’s still so much we don’t know about how the brain compensates for the damage caused by stroke. In some cases, the brain cells may be only temporarily damaged, and may resume functioning over time. In other cases, the brain can reorganize its own functioning. Every once in a while, a region of the brain “takes over” for a region damaged by the stroke. Stroke survivors sometimes experience remarkable and unanticipated recoveries that can’t be explained.
Rehabilitation may mean, in some cases, re-learning basic skills such as bathing, eating, dressing and walking. Our nursing and rehabilitation teams work together with you and your family, to achieve maximum recovery and independence.
Comprehensive Wound Care
We customize our plan of care to provide comprehensive wound care services. There are many medical conditions that can be a factor in the development of complex wounds resulting from conditions that compromise circulation, such as:
- Diabetes Vascular Disease
- Traumatic Injury
- Surgical Breakdown
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Renal Failure
For patients with hard to heal wounds, our comprehensive wound care program includes a broad range of cutting edge therapies and treatments, including:
- Wound VAC
- Ultraviolet light therapy
- Tissue ultrasound
- Electrical stimulation
- Surgical wound debridement
- Chemical wound debridement
Medical Conditions Treated:
- Diabetic ulcers
- Pressure ulcers
- Arterial and venous ulcers
Congestive Heart Failure Program
CHF is a condition in which the heart can no longer pump enough blood to the rest of the body. Heart failure is almost always a chronic, long-term condition, although it can sometimes develop suddenly. This condition may affect the right side, left side, or both sides of the heart and can significantly impact quality of life.
Our cardiologists, physicians, nurse practitioners, and dieticians work together with our therapist to develop a care plan that can improve heart function, lesson symptoms, allowing you to lead a more active life.
Ventilator Care Unit
As an industry leader, we're setting the standards in Pulmonary Care! Transitions Healthcare Washington is one of only a few certified Ventilator Care Units in Western, Pennsylvania. Our medical director is an accomplished scholar and medical practitioner, who is recognized for his dedication and commitment to his patients. Intensive care and monitoring is provided around the clock, by specially trained nurses and Respiratory Therapists.
Ventilator/Trach dependency has many causes such as:
- Respiratory Failure
- Lung Disease or Chest Injury
- Cardiac Disorders
- Neurological Disorders
- Neuromuscular Disorders
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Lou Gehrig's Disease
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Post Operative Weaning Failure
Our experienced clinical team provides care and support to residents and their families to help manage these conditions. Quality of life doesn't have to stop with a diagnosis! We're here to help you manage your symptoms so you can continue to live the life you want!
Patient Care and Concern
We recognize that with such complex conditions there are many questions. Patient and family education is a large part of what we do. Our team compassionate clinicians, therapists, social workers and caregivers are here to provide support and answer those questions.
Our Pulmonary Program seeks to provide the best practice guidelines for treating Chronic Lung Disease, in the post-acute setting, in order to help patients with moderate to severe breathing problems overcome their physical limitations. Using a comprehensive pulmonary evaluation conducted by our respiratory therapists and physicians, we develop individualized care plans of supervised physical conditioning, exercise, dietary and educational counseling.
What is Pulmonary Rehabilitation?
Pulmonary Rehabilitation is an extensive program that encourages improved quality of life for people who suffer from chronic breathing problems such as COPD, sarcoidosis, and cystic fibrosis. Our pulmonary Rehab teams include board certified physicians, respiratory therapists, nurses, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and social workers.
Our Pulmonary team specializes in treating patients with a tracheostomy, Bi-Pap, C-Pap, V-Pap, or A-Pap needs.
Keys to our approach…
- Exercise training
- Education on lung disease or condition and how to manage it
- Energy conservation methods
- Breathing strategies
- Group Support and community resources
- Nutritional counseling
- Smoking cessation
- Medication reconciliation
- Education of the family
- Need based individualized rehabilitation program
- Discharge plans that include continuing education and rehab
- Lifestyle changes
What you can expect from our Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program:
- Enhanced quality of life
- Reduced number of re-hospitalizations
- Better understanding of primary disease process
- Decreased shortness of breath
- Improved physical conditioning
Board certified physicians, geriatric nurse practitioners, nurses, Respiratory Therapists, dieticians, social workers and therapists are all part of a multi-disciplinary team that work together to develop a plan of care that meets your individual needs. Together, they provide complex respiratory care and treatment to people with breathing conditions requiring a tracheostomy, BiPAP and CPAP. Our Respiratory Therapists are on staff 24/7
Personal Care: Just Right
Independence and individuality define our Personal Care community. Residents receive assistance with the activities of daily living such as bathing, dressing, ambulation, medication management and more. An emergency call system keeps all residents connected to staff.
An interdisciplinary team consisting of a physician, registered nurse, therapists, social services and activities staff plan resident care based on individual assessments.
Days are filled with craft projects, gardening and card games, along with social, spiritual and cultural activities. Frequent local outings range from baseball games and bingo to lunch at nearby eatery.
Independent Living: Carefree and Comfortable
Active seniors age 55 and up will find the lifestyle they've been looking for – secluded from stress while close to shops, restaurants and venues they love.
Each fully furnished apartment comes complete with:
- Private entrance and porch
- Private dining room
- Washer and dryer access
- Weekly housekeeping
- One meal daily with additional meals optional
- Emergency call system linked to nursing station 24/7
- Utilities and basic cable included
Our residents have priority admission to personal care and skilled nursing, should the need arise.