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Transitional Care

Transitional Care supports patients recovering from a variety of illness and surgeries who no longer need acute hospital care, but are not yet ready to go home.

Transitional Care provides

  • A personalized plan of care that focuses on physical, spiritual and social needs
  • Daily skilled care delivered by nurses and/or therapists
  • A familiar environment that includes activities to help the patient get back to daily living and independence 

Benefits of Transitional Care

  • Transitional care offers high-quality care in a familiar setting.
  • Multidisciplinary teams prepare patients for a successful return home to help prevent readmittance to an acute care hospital. 
  • Transitional care close to home makes it easier for family and friends to attend therapy sessions where they will learn how to help the patient when he or she returns home. 
  • Patient rooms are well equipped, comfortable and easily accessible.
  • Transitional Care teams consult with providers from referring acute care hospitals, should questions or concerns arise.

Transitional Care Options

CentraCare Health offers Transitional Care in a variety of settings. Learn more about each below.

Community Hospital-Based Transitional Care 

Transitional care at your local community hospital provides an ideal place to recover.

It offers:

  • Care team rounds with you and your family at your bedside
  • Hospital-level nurse staffing
  • Readily available physicians
  • Hospital resources like on-site imaging, lab, and emergency services
  • Full rehabilitative therapy services
  • Data-driven quality program
  • Friendly, familiar staff 
  • Easy parking, location close to home
  • Connections to your local primary care provider

Therapy Suites in Sartell 

After surgery or a hospital stay, the transition back home can be difficult. St. Benedict’s Senior Community’s short-term Therapy Suites offer the personal care and private comfort you need to heal effectively and return home with confidence.

We offer cutting-edge equipment and therapies all in an amenity-rich, hotel-like environment.

Learn more about St. Benedict's Senior Community's Therapy Suites.

Short Stay Care at Gorecki Care Center in St. Cloud

Most patients of the Short Stay Care program come from a hospital setting and are recovering from illnesses or injuries, including:

  • Fractures
  • Joint replacements
  • Pneumonia
  • Stroke
  • Multiple medical problems

Our short stay team is dedicated to meeting your needs. We work with other professionals who have expertise in short stay care including nursing, occupational, physical and speech therapists, therapeutic recreation, nutrition, psychology and pastoral care.

Short Stay Care is located at Gorecki Care Center on the campus of St. Benedict's Senior Community in St. Cloud. For information about Short Stay Care at Gorecki Care Center, call 320-654-2355.

Swing Bed Care

Swing bed care is another type of transitional care, and it is offered at several CentraCare Health locations. Learn more about Swing Bed Care

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