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Transitional Care

Baptist Health Deaconess is home to the Transitional Care Unit, a 20 bed unit that provides a short stay nursing home. Most of our patients are on the unit because they need a little bit more time to get stronger before they return home. Patients must have been in the hospital at least three nights to be eligible to be admitted to the unit. Our patients stay on average of eight days. The maximum length of stay is 30 days.

Patients on this unit require a skilled nursing need seven days per week or a skill therapy need at least five days per week. Skilled therapy includes occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physical therapy. Most patients are on the unit for rehabilitation.

Physicians are asked to visit patients on this unit at least once per week. Dr. Robert Wood is the medical director of Transitional Care.

We offer the following services:

  • 24-hour skilled nursing care
  • IV therapy
  • Rehabilitation services (physical, occupational, and speech therapies)
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Patient education and activity programs
  • Social Service assistance

Baptist Health Deaconess Madisonville Transitional Care has received the highest possible overall rating of five stars in U.S. News & World Report's Best Nursing Homes in 2012 and 2013. U.S. News's Best Nursing Homes recognizes top-rated homes in all 50 states and offers important guidance to families and healthcare providers caring for people in need of a nursing home.

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