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.
Transitional Care at Kaweah Delta
Get the Assistance You Need to Return Home
After your stay at Kaweah Delta, you may need time to recover from treatment
before returning home. Our transitional care unit is a 24-bed unit that
supports short-stay patients in need of therapy services. This could include
patients recovering from surgery, were admitted to the hospital for a
long period, or need help adjusting to a new lifestyle.
Transitional Care Services emphasizes:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Restorative nursing
- Activity/recreational therapy
- Speech therapy
- End-Of-Life care
Many patients transition to the TCS to prepare and gain strength to return
home. A specialty area for TCS is our end-of-life/palliative care, also
known as hospice care. Many patients and their families come to us to
take their last journey at the end of life with palliative or hospice
care. Patients and their families are provided education and support through
the process by the nursing staff and other specially trained, caring staff members.
At TCS, we encourage family involvement in caring for their loved one.
Communication with the 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 and performing their own hygiene
routine (all with respect to the patient's ability). This is also
done with the patient's goal in mind, which is often to go home soon
and manage on their own if possible.
The transitional care unit is located at 1633 S. Court Street in Visalia.
Call us at 559-624-6037 for any questions.