At Kindred Healthcare we understand that when people are discharged from short-term acute care hospitals they often need continued care to recover completely and successfully. That’s where we come in. Kindred’s expertise across a variety of post-acute care sites of service helps us provide care for patients in the most appropriate setting.
In the Houston area, Kindred offers services including aggressive care for medically complex patients, intensive care and short-term rehabilitation in 14 transitional care hospitals, two inpatient rehabilitation hospitals and home health and hospice care.
At Kindred we specialize in delivering quality medical interventions and successfully transitioning patients home or to a less intense level of care that meets their needs and enhances their quality of life.
Our transitional care hospitals (certified as long-term acute care hospitals) are unique in their ability to care for critically ill patients who require specialized, aggressive, goal-directed care over an extended recovery time. Our hospitals are licensed as acute care hospitals, but have an additional Medicare certification that supports a length of stay measured in weeks not days as compared to the typical five-day stay for patients in traditional hospitals. We offer specialized services and extended care for medically complex patients who are unable to recover completely in the short-term setting. Our hospitals have 24-hour physician support and the ancillary services found at an acute care hospital, including laboratory, radiology, operating or procedure rooms, special care units and telemetry units. Our specialized care includes: pulmonary care (ventilator management and weaning), complex wound care, dialysis, IV antibiotic therapy and pain management.
Through expert, intense interdisciplinary care and aggressive therapy, our free standing Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals - certified as Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities (IRFs) by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) – seek to provide rapid recovery and improved function for patients who require intense rehabilitation and physician-supervised interdisciplinary care. These hospitals are for individuals who have been impaired by an injury or illness and are considered by their physicians to be medically stable and physically able to begin a comprehensive rehabilitation program consisting of at least three hours of therapy a day, five days a week.
Kindred, through RehabCare, offers a variety of rehabilitation services including physical, occupational and speech-language therapies. These services are offered across the entire post-acute continuum through every transition.
The home health professionals with Kindred at Home provide medical care and services – including nursing care, wound care and rehabilitation therapies – delivered in the comfort of a patient’s own home. Experienced nurses, therapists and aides work with each individual to maximize physical abilities, improve health and well-being, assist with a variety of daily activities including bathing, and to provide essential education and management of medications and medical conditions.
Hospice provides a family-oriented model of care designed to meet the spiritual,
emotional and physical needs of patients in life’s final transition. Under the guidance of a physician, our hospice care provides essential respite care for family caregivers while keeping the patient in a familiar and comfortable environment. Our services continue for families for up to one year following a hospice patient’s death.
Palliative care, a type of care focused on providing comfort and promoting quality of life through pain and symptom management, can be accessed while patients are still receiving aggressive, curative treatment in any setting. Our palliative care team, including physicians, nurse practitioners and other specialists, coordinates healthcare resources and provides assistance with understanding treatment options, helping patients identify their goals, and making decisions to fulfill those goals.
We also provide personal home care assistance because we know that caring for our patients doesn’t end with their medical needs. This care may include personal hygiene assistance, meal preparation, transportation, companionship and respite care for family caregivers in the individual’s home.
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