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  • We Are Kindred Healthcare

    Kindred Healthcare is the largest diversified provider of post-acute care services in the United States. Named a Fortune magazine Most Admired Company six years in a row, Kindred's mission is to promote healing, provide hope, preserve dignity and produce value for each patient, resident, family member, customer, employee and shareholder we serve.
     
    Our transitional care hospitals (certified as long-term acute care hospital and licensed as acute care hospitals) provide high-intensity medical care to patients who need extended hospital stays. Our nursing and rehabilitation centers provide a full range of medical and social services to treat and support each and every one of our patients and residents. And RehabCare provides intensive rehabilitative care to help people return to their lives with as much independence as possible.

    The Value Of Post-acute Care

    The most common hospital setting in America is one that provides short-term acute care for patients with pressing health issues – emergencies or surgeries brought on by illness or an accident. The immediate objective is to stabilize the patient and begin the recovery process.

    For many of these patients, however, a quick recovery is unrealistic. They need continued care – post-acute care. At Kindred, we continue the care for our patients or residents in sites of service across the post-acute spectrum. Our expertise across this spectrum allows us to achieve our goal of helping patients recover to the fullest by providing care in the proper care setting.

    We provide post-acute care through:

    • Transitional care hospitals, which provide aggressive, specialized long-term acute care (LTAC) to medically complex patients who require extended recovery time.
    • Nursing and rehabilitation centers that provide a full range of medical, nursing, rehabilitation and social services to treat and support each of our patients, whether long term or short term.
    • Our rehabilitation services business, RehabCare, which helps patients get their lives back by providing physical and occupational therapy and speech-language pathology.
    • Inpatient rehabilitation hospitals, where patients receive intense rehabilitation regimens to fully recover from an injury or illness.
    • Home health care, which offers medical services, including wound care and rehabilitation therapy, provided in the comfort of your home, wherever you live.
    • Hospice, a family-oriented model of care designed to meet the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of patients in life’s final season.

    The American Hospital Association developed a report that discusses the value of post-acute care in the healthcare continuum and explores how post-acute care providers can serve as important partners – both for acute-care hospitals and for one another – in improving quality and reducing costs over an episode of care. According to the report, partnerships across settings not only benefit patients transitioning to a post-acute site, but can also benefit general acute-care hospitals referring to and receiving referrals from post-acute care. As a provider of post-acute care services, Kindred Healthcare is well positioned to work with other healthcare services providers. As highlighted on page 5 of the report, Kindred is pursuing relationships with certain acute-care hospitals, physician specialty groups and other partners in a variety of locations. To read the full report, go to http://www.aha.org/research/reports/tw/10nov-tw-postacute.pdf 

    Learn more about:
    Transitional Care Hospitals
    Nursing and Rehabilitation Centers
    RehabCare
    Kindred at Home
    Assisted Living Residences
    Subacute Units
    Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospitals

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