Temporary Change to Visitor Policy for Transitional Care and Subacute Units
In an abundance of caution amid the COVID-19 outbreak, we are making an
important temporary change to our visitor policy for our skilled nursing
program patients to support the safety of our patients and the staff members
caring for them. Effective immediately, we will not allow visitors into
the Transitional Care and Subacute units located at our South Campus location,
1633 S Court Street with limited exceptions for end-of-life patients.
at the guidance of The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. For
those who are not familiar, the patients who we care for in this unit
require extensive services such as ventilator care, tube feedings, etc.
We are in the process of informing our patient’s loved ones about
this important change and posting signs outside of South Campus that inform others.
Tulare County Long-Term Care Center
Sub Acute Care at Kaweah Delta
At Kaweah Delta Health Care District, our Sub Acute Unit is a 30-bed long-term
care unit catering to the more extensive disabled patients with medical
assistance devices such as a ventilator and/or artificial feeding device.
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:
- 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.
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.
Our facility has a licensed marriage, family therapist, and social work
assistant on staff to assist patients and families with their special
needs. These can involve composing letters for family medical leave, or
obtaining humanitarian parole to bring out of country family to the bedside
of the patient. We can also assist in finding housing and tapping into
community resources like the Victims of Crime program.
Social Worker Services
In hospice work, a 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.
A 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.
Serving Tulare County & Surrounding Areas
If you have questions about the Sub Acute Care Unit, please contact the
559-624-6080 or 559-624-6011
1633 S. Court Street
Visalia, CA 93277
Kaweah Delta 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