HOW TO CHOOSE A TRANSITION CARE CENTER
The goal of medical rehabilitation is to expertly restore the injured/disabled person to the highest level of function possible. Today, there are a number of choices available and a patient and his/her family can find it very difficult to choose which one will best match the patient’s needs & help improve the person’s quality of life in the long term.
The Best Transitional Care Center Emphasizes Holistic Healing
So what is the best way to select a transitional care center? Here are a few aspects you should be considering:
Ascertain whether they care for many patients with the kind of medical problem you are facing- be it an illness of injury. SuVitas helps patients that are recovering from injuries/medical conditions related to:
The center you zero-in on should provide close medical supervision by a doctor who has specialized training & experience in transitional care. The specialists should conduct daily rounds and there should also be an in-house doctor who is available 24/7 to attend to all medical emergencies. The center should provide immediate access to a range of medical testing & rehabilitation support services that are offered in an acute care facility.
Any transitional care center that you choose should be able to provide you with 24-hour rehab care. This degree of Rehabilitation Nursing availability represents a much higher-level of care compared to what is typically found in any standard medical facility.
Intensity of Care
The center must offer significantly intense levels of rehabilitation services in India. The facility should provide a minimum of 3-hours of one-on-one therapy sessions every day. Ideally, these individualized sessions are conducted 6 days a week.
It is important that the facility you choose adopts a multidisciplinary approach in the delivery of the transitional care program. At the minimum, this team should include doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, counselors, nursing assistants and other operating staff.
Facility Location and Setting
The facility that provides rehabilitation services in India should be in a well-connected location, designed pleasantly, with comfortable furniture and invigorating yet calming settings. It should also be outfitted with the latest equipment and tools and use high levels of computerization for maintaining records and patient trackers.
Coordinated Program of Transitional Care
Interdisciplinary team meetings should be held on a weekly basis to assess the patient’s progress & design a specialized plan to overcome any discharge barriers.
It is important that the center have physical therapists assigned to specific patients so that you see the same one or two therapists most days.
Patient’s Family Involvement
The staff should take the time to involve the patient’s family in the care program. This becomes a very important aspect of the exercise. The family should always be kept in the loop and trained about the care that the patient will require once he/she gets back home.
Significant Practical Improvement
For most patients, this is the most realistic goal of the transitional care program. There should be sufficient improvement to allow the patient to live in his or her home independently/ with assistance instead of living in an institution. The aim of the rehab treatment is to achieve the maximum possible level of function.
SuVitas serves patients from different demographics and you will find parents of NRIs, out-station patients, medical tourists as well as members of dual-working families approaching us for the best rehabilitation services.