An Introduction to Transitional Care: The Right Care in the Right Place

July 17, 2018

Transitional care services can sometimes be seen as just the place patients go after a hospitalization. But at Renown Health, we’re looking at transitional care services differently.

We understand the benefits of delivering care in the setting that works best for the patient and his or her family. We provide a full continuum of care so patients receive health care services in the very best location for their individual needs.

To make this possible, we evaluate the big picture at every step of a patient’s journey as part of our transitional care program. As they prepare to return home after a hospitalization, we dig deep and ask ourselves how we can best keep this individual out of the hospital? We explore whether a stay at a rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility could help to prevent a future readmission. We ask what caused that individual to enter the hospital in the first place? Were there conditions at home that might have contributed to their need for health care services? When appropriate, we even conduct home visits to help us identify non-traditional health risks that might prevent or slow their health goals.

At Renown Health, we believe in devoting the extra time and resources to deliver the right care in the right place for our communities we serve.