Subacute Care

559-624-6080 or 559-624-6011
1633 S. Court Street
Visalia, CA 93277

At Kaweah Delta Health Care District, our Subacute Unit is a 30-bed long-term care unit catering to the more extensive disabled patients with respiratory assisted devices such as tracheotomies and/or tracheotomies with a ventilator in addition to artificial feeding devices.  Each patient’s room is set up to be as much like home as possible with memorabilia available to use renaissance in daily therapy.  Therapies available include:

Therapies:

  • Respiratory therapy 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Occupational therapy 
  • Speech therapy 
  • Activities with recreational therapists
There is around the clock nursing care with Registered Nurses, Licensed Vocational Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants.  Restorative Nursing Assistants accommodate physical therapy for ongoing treatments as necessary.

Family Involvement

At TCS, we encourage family involvement in caring for their loved one. Communication with interdisciplinary team is frequent to keep the patient, family and all staff up to date with improvements and changes. Our patients are encouraged and assisted with acquiring habits that they would have at home such as getting dressed in their own clothing daily and performing their own hygiene (all with respect to the patient’s ability).  This is also done with the patient’s goal in mind, which is often go home soon and manage on their own if possible. 

Patient and Family Services

While the medical needs of the patient are given top priority, often the emotional, logistical, and spiritual needs of our patients and their families also need attention.  When families are in a health crisis, it is sometimes difficult for them to process all the complicated components which make up the total of their lives.  

At the Court Street facility, PFS has a licensed marriage, family therapist and social work assistant on staff to assist patients and families with their special needs.  These can range from composing letters for family medical leave or obtaining humanitarian parole to bring out of country family to the bedside of patient to finding housing and tapping into community resources such as the Victims of Crime program.  

In hospice work, the social worker is available to patients and their families, helping them to process and understand chaotic and uncertain feelings, or just sometimes sitting quietly with a dying patient at bedside when there is no family available.
The social worker is also available as needed to facilitate family meetings aimed at exploring and resolving family crises related to problems which illness brings.  In this instance, the social worker is one member of an interdisciplinary team working together to help the family achieve understanding and resolution of difficult issues.

PFS is also available to residents as an advocate or voice.  Sometimes a resident needs support in dealing with an outside agency, a roommate, or even another staff person.  It is reassuring to residents that they have readily available help when they are not feeling their best to handle it themselves.