The Los Angeles Jewish Home recently announced the addition of short-term rehabilitative care to its comprehensive family of services with the opening of the Ida Kayne Transitional Care Unit (TCU). The facility is designed to help seniors successfully transition back to daily life after an illness, accident, or hospital stay by providing physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Treatment at the Ida Kayne TCU includes: joint replacement rehabilitation, stroke and neurological rehabilitation, orthopedic post-hospitalization care and post-medical and post-surgical recovery. The average length of stay is 2-6 weeks, though longer stays of up to 90 days are possible.
"Many older adults are not ready to return home following a hospitalization for illness or injury, but no longer require the intense level of care found at an acute care hospital," says Molly Forrest, CEO-President of the Jewish Home. "In addition, abbreviated hospital stays are now standard practice for many insurance companies. Now, those in need can come to the Home for a short-term stay to get their energy and zip back before returning to their home … and that benefits the patient and their loved ones."