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Transitional Care

Learn More About the Transitional Care Unit

To learn more about UHS’ transitional care unit, call 607-762-2158.

After getting care for a major illness, injury or surgery at UHS Binghamton General Hospital, prepare to return home by spending one to two weeks in our transitional care unit. We’re Medicare-certified, which means we follow strict guidelines to keep you or your loved one safe and well.

Benefits of Transitional Care

Transitional care may benefit you or a loved one who needs:

  • Skilled nursing and medical observation 24 hours a day
  • Intravenous therapy (IVs) to deliver medication or hydration
  • Tube feeding
  • Daily medication injections
  • Sterile dressing changes
  • Therapy to improve mobility and functioning

Team Approach to Care

Count on well-rounded transitional care from UHS medical professionals and rehabilitation specialists. Your team may include:

  • Physical therapist – Helps you move more easily
  • Occupational therapist – Shows you how to better complete daily tasks
  • Speech-language pathologist – Teaches you skills to improve communication, cognitive abilities and swallowing abilities
  • Respiratory therapist – Helps you breathe more fully
  • Dietitian – Assists you in choosing nutritious, easy-to-eat foods
  • Social worker – Provides education, counseling and connections to community resources
  • Chaplain – Offers spiritual guidance

Homelike Environment

You and your loved ones will feel comfortable in our transitional care unit’s homelike surroundings, which include:

  • Dining and activity area
  • Nutrition center for healthy meals
  • Private conference room for you and your family
  • Cable TV

Visiting Hours

You may visit a loved one in our transitional care unit between 10 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. every day.

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