If you or your loved one has been referred to Kindred Hospital,
you may have questions. Here are some answers.
Short-term hospitals excel at helping patients with acute conditions who can
recover in a relatively short time – the average stay in a short-term hospital
is about five days.
But some patients have more serious illnesses or even several illnesses at
the same time. They require long-term acute care from an interdisciplinary team with
a special expertise in caring for seriously ill, medically complex patients.
That long-term team approach is what takes place at Kindred Hospital.
Patients at a Kindred
Hospital require a higher
level of care than those in a skilled nursing center or other care facility.
There is a physician in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week and patients
are seen at least once per day by their attending physician. Kindred also
provides around-the-clock nursing care and respiratory therapy including hourly
Kindred Hospital is generally the most suitable
setting for patients with diagnoses of:
Kindred manages more ventilators and employs more respiratory therapists
than any other healthcare provider in America.
A Kindred Hospital clinical liaison will meet with
the patient’s care coordinator and review the patient chart to obtain a
complete understanding of the hospital treatment, as well as past medical
history. Once a patient is approved, a mutually agreed upon admission date and
time will be established.
With more than a decade of experience, we recognize the importance of
understanding and preparing for individual needs prior to patient arrival. The
result is a less stressful transition process for both patients and families.
Part of the admission process outlined above includes verification of
insurance. We accept most forms of insurance. Our clinical liaison or a representative from our business office will
answer any financial or insurance questions.
All physicians are encouraged to follow their patients to Kindred Hospital. Should the current
physician(s) decline, we will provide them with updates as to the patient’s
medical status. Patients are seen at least once a day by an attending
of our physicians are board certified and cover a wide range of fields,
including internal medicine, critical care and pulmonary care. A physician is
in-house 24 hours a day, seven days a week to meet the needs of our patients.
Rehabilitation services in our hospitals are provided by Kindred’s
rehabilitation services division, RehabCare. We believe that early rehabilitation
is essential for recovering strength and function. Our rehabilitation team
Assessment begins immediately, and service may be provided five days per
week. The duration of daily therapy sessions depends upon the patient’s
Kindred patients are discharged to the next lower intensity level of care. Many discharge
options are available through Kindred, including:
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