Kindred Hospitals use an interdisciplinary team approach to care with a goal of helping our patients return to the highest quality of life possible. In addition to our core services, we offer:
Services for bariatric patients may include but are not limited to bariatric beds, nutritional consultation, lifts and devices to safely move patients, supplemental nutrition, 24-hour respiratory therapy, physical, occupational and speech therapy, wound care and total parenteral nutrition.
Appropriate referrals for specialized bariatric services may include but are not limited to gastric bypass, gastric banding, post-op complications, clinically severe obesity, respiratory complications and sleep apnea.
Appropriate patients for cardiac services may include post-cardiac surgery wounds or infection, congestive heart failure and cardiomyopathy, valvular heart disease, post-myocardial infarction with complications and peripheral vascular disease.
There are chaplains on standby to assist you and your family with any needs or concerns. Your minister is also welcome to visit at any time.
Skilled and certified technicians operate our imaging equipment, and we make every effort to perform the testing in as prompt and as convenient a manner as possible.
When kidney failure occurs, dialysis is essential to filter impurities from the blood and maintain the chemical balance needed to stay alive. Our interdisciplinary team of dialysis specialists includes physicians, nurses, technicians and dietitians who help our patients meet the challenges of dialysis with comfort and dignity, and continue to live a full, active life.
Our patients often require care in addition to dialysis, providing a unique challenge. Kindred’s expertise in treating patients with multi-system failure and other medically complex conditions allows us to provide that care through an interdisciplinary team approach.
The goal of our dietitian is to strive to meet your nutritional needs and prepare diets as ordered by your physician. The dietitian also performs periodic nutritional assessments and monitors your nutrition plan. Please make the dietitian aware of your food preferences and any food allergies you may have.
Appropriate patients for infectious disease services include those with: infected pressure ulcers, bacterial infections, post-surgical wounds, cellulitis, viral infections, sepsis, fungal infections and osteomyelitis.
Our rehabilitation therapists are part of Kindred's rehabilitation services division, RehabCare. They are trained in the latest rehabilitation techniques and are dedicated to helping our patients regain their functional abilities to the fullest extent.
A customized comprehensive therapy program is developed specifically with the patient’s ability to participate in mind, and members of the rehabilitation team implement its components. Patients can take advantage of a well-equipped rehabilitation gym and activity room or they can receive rehabilitation services bedside.
People with serious injuries and illnesses need critical care – close, constant attention by a specially-trained team of healthcare professionals, usually taking place in an Intensive Care Unit.
Most Kindred Hospitals feature Intensive Care Units or special care units where patients can be safely transferred from short-term acute care hospitals without interrupting the treatment they require.
Kindred Hospitals provide intravenous therapy for medically complex patients who require IV medications or nutrition. Our physicians, nurses and pharmacists monitor and, when necessary, intervene in the provision of IV therapies including total and peripheral nutrition, sedation, cardiovascular, anticoagulation and antibiotics.
Operating under the direction of a physician, the laboratory is responsible for conducting any tests that are ordered. Our advanced equipment performs tests accurately and quickly, with results available on the same day whenever possible.
Our caregivers are extensively trained in pain monitoring and management. Our patients receive appropriate assessment and management of pain as well as information about pain relief measures. They are also able to participate in pain management decisions. Patients may request or reject the use of any or all modalities to relieve pain, including non-opiate and opiate medications. Patients at Kindred Hospital can expect:
As the nation’s largest provider of post-acute care, we have a network of transitional care hospitals with in-house pharmacy departments staffed with pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who can respond to patient medication needs around the clock.
Our pharmacists educate patients and family members about medications, participate in multidisciplinary care planning sessions and consult with physicians on optimal medication needs for our patients.
Appropriate referrals for post-trauma care services may include spinal cord injury, respiratory failure, traumatic brain injury, orthopedic injuries, multiple trauma, multiple system failure and neurological disorder.
Using advanced equipment, the radiology staff performs a variety of X-rays and diagnostic services that play an important role in diagnosing many illnesses.
A wide range of social services – including counseling for both patients and family members, discharge planning, referrals to community agencies and securing medical equipment for home use – is provided. Family members are also invited to take part in counseling.
Surgical services are available for patients around the clock. If necessary, for some specialty procedures, patients may be transferred to another facility.
Appropriate referrals for telemetry services may include a recent history of unstable cardiac rhythm, active ischemic heart disease, early efforts to actively wean from mechanical vents, respiratory failure or impending respiratory failure who require close monitoring of cardiac rhythm, recent myocardial infarction, drug toxicity associated with conduction abnormalities, anti-arrhythmic therapy and IV calcium channel blocker and beta blocker.
When a severe lung disorder, neurological problem or infection makes it impossible to breathe, a tracheostomy – a cut into the trachea – may be necessary to keep the patient's windpipe open. If such a cut is made during an emergency, it is referred to as a tracheotomy.
Our interdisciplinary team is experienced in caring for patients with a tracheostomy or tracheotomy. We work with patients and their family members or loved ones to ensure that the tubing and assembly is kept clean, clear and free of infection.
Ventricular assist devices, or VADs, help people with advanced-stage heart failure who have failed conventional therapy. VADs are implanted surgically and support or replace the function of the failing heart by pumping blood to other parts of the body. VADs are commonly used to treat patients who are waiting for a heart transplant or those with end-stage heart failure who are ineligible for heart transplant.
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