Transitional Care Unit
Mather's Transitional Care Unit (TCU) provides focused care to patients who are not ready to be discharged home or to another facility. TCU patients include recent stroke sufferers, post-surgical patients, those receiving therapy for systemic infections and those who need physical rehabilitation. In 2013, the TCU was given a top 5-star rating in U.S. News & World Report's annual Best Nursing Homes.
Other patients who may stay in the TCU include:
- patients newly diagnosed with diabetes and requiring patient/caregiver education
- new ostomy patients
- patients requiring IV therapy with frequent laboratory tests; IV anticoagulation therapy
- patients requiring high flow oxygen and close respiratory therapy monitoring
Mather’s TCU is staffed by a highly skilled, experienced team of healthcare providers including pharmacists, physicians, registered nurses, physical/occupational therapists and a speech therapist, registered dietician, certified social worker and recreational therapist. TCU patients have access to all the medical staff specialties, as well as the pharmacy, clinical nutritional services, respiratory therapists, diagnostic imaging, the diagnostic laboratory, etc.
Mather’s TCU is a beautifully appointed unit with hardwood flooring and an openness that makes patients feel at home. It is a healing environment that encourages mobility and independence. The self-contained unit has four private and six semi-private rooms, a bright and cheerful therapy room and a dining room/common recreational space where patients can visit with family and friends.
For more information contact the TCU at 631-473-1320 extension 4741.