What is a Long Term Acute Care Hospital?
Long Term Acute Care Hospitals (LTACHs) bridge the gap between acute care hospitals and the home setting. LTACH hospitals care for sicker patients that take longer to recover and patients are admitted for an average of 25 days. LTACH patients are more acutely ill than patients in more traditional post-acute settings (i.e. Skilled Units, Acute Rehabilitation Hospitals, and/or Home Health settings).
How does a patient get admitted?
A physician referral is required to be admitted to RiverBridge. Once a referral is received one of our knowledgeable admissions staff will contact you to outline the process. We understand that in times of illness, communication is vital. We will let you know how things are progressing and when to expect an admission. For any questions on how to get admitted please feel free to call Tommy Milligan or Natalie James at 1-318-336-6506 and one of our experienced staff members will be glad to assist. It is our pleasure.
What to expect during your stay?
Once a patient is admitted, we focus on the details which make your stay successful. A case manager will be assigned to help alleviate concerns and help the patient and family transition through the healing process. In addition, a weekly team conference will occur to allow an interdisciplinary approach for healing to occur.
What to expect on discharge?
Once a patient has been deemed medically stable and ready to progress to a lower level of care, the case management team will be there to help guide and answer any questions. Prior to discharge, arrangements will be made for any necessary equipment.