When you leave the hospital, you may not be strong enough to care for yourself at home. Your care team may recommend a stay in a transitional care unit. The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) or short-term rehabilitation is skilled nursing care that is available in a licensed nursing community, usually after a hospital stay. TCUs are special units that provide short-term therapy and medical care. TCUs can help bridge the gap between hospital care and returning home.
TCU At Meadows on Fairview
14 Private Rooms - spacious, private bathroom
Part of Fairview Health Services - access to physical, occupational and speech therapists
Support - full time social worker, admissions and discharge support and registered dietitian
How TCU Can Help
Work with patients who may need rehabilitation, or who have medical needs that qualify them for a skilled nursing facility stay
We help patients with complex conditions transition to the next stage of care. The average stay is 14 days or fewer
Care is tailored to meet your specific needs; we offer speech, occupational and physical therapy, recreational therapy, and spiritual care
Alternative therapies are also available, such as healing touch, aromatherapy, and music therapy
Provides care coordinators who will work with you and your family to educate you and your family about services available once you leave the TCU.