Critical Care After the ICU

Dr. Sean Muldoon, Chief Medical Officer of Kindred Healthcare's Hospital Division, explains how long-term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) are specially designed to help critically ill patients who require extended recovery time.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • We provide services that may include but are not limited to complex respiratory and ventilator weaning, complicated pulmonary infections, wound care, infectious disease care, and rehabilitation. Learn more about the types of care we offer.

    • Length of stay in short-term acute care is expected to be 5-7 days or greater
    • Length of stay in an ICU is at least 3 days
    • Patient is medically complex with multiple co-morbidities
    • Patient would benefit from continued high-intensity nursing and medical monitoring and/or daily physician visits
    • Patient frequently utilizes emergency room services
    • Patient requires longer recovery in acute care due to:
      – More time to successfully wean from a ventilator
      – An infection requiring continued treatment
      – Multiple organs being affected by the illness
      – Major surgery with post-op complications
  • Kindred Long-Term Acute Care Hospitals specialize in caring for patients who:

    • Require acute care services as determined by a physician assessment and subsequent documentation
    • Cannot be treated effectively in the home or at a lower level of care
    • Have multiple complexities that require daily intervention by a physician

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When patients are discharged from a traditional hospital they often need continued care. Care that offers the extended recovery time that critically, chronically ill patients need. Our interdisciplinary teams offer daily physician oversight and ICU/CCU-level staffing, helping to improve outcomes, reduce costly readmissions and help patients reach their potential.

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