Post-Acute Care Services
Learn more about our Post-Acute Care Services.
Acute Rehabilitation Center (ARC)
Acute Rehab Center (ARC) provides rehabilitation at IRF level of care. Patients who are admitted to the program must be able to tolerate three hours of intense rehabilitation services per day. Types of conditions seen in IRFs include the following:
- Neurological disorders
- Major multiple trauma
- Brain injury (traumatic or non-traumatic)
- Spinal cord injury
- Fracture of femur (hip fracture)
- Stroke (brain attack)
Transitional Care Unit (TCU)
Transitional Care Unit (TCU) provides skilled nursing level of care. SNF’s have the staff and equipment to provide skilled nursing, medical management and therapy services to patients if needed on a 24-hour basis, and who do not require high-intensity services provided in the hospital setting. The staff is dedicated to helping our residents resume the activities of daily living.
In addition to a doctor’s orders for physical therapy, occupational therapy or speech therapy, TCU offers other recreational activities that will help improve both physical and mental health of our residents. These activities are carefully planned by our activity leader to meet the needs and interests of each patient, encourage self-care and help resume activities.
Home Health services are prescribed by a physician to help with rehabilitation after an illness, injury, hospital stay or surgery or to help manage a chronic medical condition. Patients are seen within 48 hours of referral and care is available seven days a week. Home visits are provided by PIH Health registered nurses, therapists, social workers and aides until the patient’s customized plan of care is complete. The goal of Home Health is to prevent an unnecessary hospitalization. To accomplish this goal PIH Health provides the following services:
- Skilled nursing (I.V. therapy, catheter insertion and care, blood draws, central line care)
- Home health aide (bathing, eating, dressing, transferring, meal preparation, daily living activities)
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech therapy
- Social work
- Wound care management
Palliative care is a multidisciplinary approach to specialized medical care for people with life-limiting illnesses. It focuses on providing people with relief from the symptoms, pain, physical stress, and mental stress of the terminal diagnosis. The goal of such therapy is to improve quality of life for both the patient and their family.
Palliative care is provided by a team of physicians, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and other health professionals who work together with the primary care physician and referred specialists to provide additional support.
It is appropriate at any age and at any stage in a serious illness and can be provided as the main goal of care or along with curative treatment. Although it is an important part of end-of-life care, it is not limited to that stage. Palliative care can be provided across multiple settings including in hospitals, in the patient’s home, as part of community palliative care programs, and in skilled nursing facilities. Interdisciplinary palliative care teams work with patients and their families to clarify goals of care and provide symptom management, psycho-social, and spiritual support.
Hospice is a philosophy of care for the patient coping with a terminal illness. Hospice neither prolongs life nor hastens death. The goal of hospice care is to relieve pain and symptoms, enhancing the quality of life for the patient. Hospice care is provided by a physician, the hospice medical doctor, registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, aides and specially trained volunteers. Hospice offers physical, emotional, spiritual and social support for the family. Services are provided in a variety of settings including:
- Patients home
- Nursing home
- Assisted living facility
- Hospice homes of PIH Health (our residential hospice homes located in Whittier)
Outpatient Social Work
Primary care social services offers assistance when habits, behaviors, stress, worry or emotional concerns about physical or other life problems that are interfering with a person’s daily life and/or overall health. The primary care social worker works with your primary care provider (PCP) to evaluate the mind–body–behavior connection and provide brief, solution-focused interventions. The primary care social worker, together with your PCP can consider the physical, behavioral, and emotional aspects of your health concerns and help determine a course of action that will work best for you. Primary care social workers’ assist patients and their families who may be struggling with a wide variety of issues:
- Low resources
- Inability to cope with medical conditions
- Home safety concerns, homelessness
- Transportation needs
- Substance abuse
- Grief or bereavement
- Post-partum depression
- Or any assistance you may need