Bridging your transition from hospital to home
If you're well enough to leave the hospital but not able to care for yourself at home, we can help. Fairview’s Transitional Care Center can bridge the gap between hospital care and independent living, home health care or nursing home placement.
Our team helps people with a wide range of conditions that limit their independence. We work together with you and your physician to help you return to your daily routine with as much function, independence and confidence as possible.
Most people spend on average 10 to 14 days in transitional care; the actual length of the stay may be shorter or longer depending on your injury or illness.
Conditions we treat
Transitional care services are helpful for treating:
- Geriatric health issues – problems related to aging
- Neurological disorders – problems with the brain or spinal cord
- Orthopedic conditions – problems with muscles, bones and joints
- Pulmonary conditions – lung problems
- Complex medical care
Services we provide
Our staff will evaluate your needs and develop an individualized treatment plan that may include:
- Nursing care
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Nutrition services
- Balance testing and treatment
- Communication improvements
- Energy conservation and work simplification
- Exercise programs
- Gait training (walking)
- Maximizing memory and independent living skills, including cognitive testing
- Preventing falls programs
- Swallowing disorders and assistance with special diets
- Vision rehabilitation
- Wheelchair seating and positioning
- Wound care
Learn how we can help
Most health plans pay for Transitional Care when ordered by a physician. Check with your insurance provider regarding coverage. For more information on the Transitional Care Center, call us.
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview - West Bank
2512 S. 7th St., Fourth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55454