Transitional Care Unit (TCU)
For some patients, the journey for getting from hospital to home isn't a straight path. When an injury or illness requires additional recovery time in the hospital, our Transitional Care Unit can help.
Located at Emanate Health Inter-Community Hospital, our TCU will give you the medical assistance you need to get well enough to move on to your next destination. Depending your needs, we can help you transition back to your home or to other locations, such as our Acute Rehabilitation Unit, an inpatient rehabilitation facility or adult long-term care. Discover more about how we care for you at the TCU.
To learn more about the TCU, call 626.915.6215.
We want your stay with us to be as comfortable and worry-free as possible. At the TCU, we coordinate all of your medical needs in one central area, so that you can focus on what matters most—your recovery.
You'll receive around-the-clock nursing care as well as rehabilitation services. The TCU is designed to help you reach your highest level of functional independence. Additionally, we offer:
- Radiographic procedures.
- Lab testing.
- Pharmacy services.
To ensure that your transition is a smooth one, we'll also work closely with you, your loved ones and the other agency you may be moving to in order to. Our team will communicate with all people involved to be sure you're getting the appropriate levels of care during your next phase of recovery.
From doctors to physical therapists and dietitians, our team at the TCU includes a wide variety of experts who are all dedicated to you, the patient. We promise to work closely with you and your family to ensure that we're meeting your needs and goals.
Members of our expert team include:
- A Medical Director
- Consulting physicians
- Director of Nursing Services
- An Activity Coordinator
- An MDS Coordinator/Staff Developer
- Case Managers
- Registered Nurses
- Clinical Nurse Partners
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech-language pathologists
- Registered Dietitians
- Social Workers
- Infection Preventionist
Acceptance is based on the patient's ability to meet the TCU's admission criteria. To be accepted into the TCU, you'll need a physician referral. Upon receiving your referral, we'll evaluate you based on your need for daily nursing care and rehabilitation services.
If, at the end of our process, we feel you aren't a suitable candidate for the TCU, we'll make every effort to provide an alternate treatment plan.
We're proud to hold an overall quality rating of five out of five stars from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
Additionally, the TCU made the 2018–19 list of Best Nursing Homes by U.S. News & World Report. We earned this high-performance rating for short-stay rehabilitation.