Transitional Care

Mason Health’s Transitional Care Program is for hospitalized patients who have improved, but still have special medical, nursing, or rehabilitative therapy needs that cannot be safely or easily met at home.

Mason Health’s Transitional Care Program is for hospitalized patients who have improved, but still have special medical, nursing, or rehabilitative therapy needs that cannot be safely or easily met at home.

Mason Health maintains a collaborative relationship with local and regional skilled nursing facilities. Through the Transitional Care Program, Mason Health provides post-acute care services for patients with special health care needs who, because of their unique requirements for care, may benefit from the services available at Mason General Hospital.

Providers at Mason Health work closely with patients and their families to determine whether the Transitional Care Program is the right option. When patients require specialized care, such as skilled nursing care or physical, occupational, and speech therapy, Transitional Care at Mason Health may be the ideal place to ease the transition between the hospital and another care setting or home.  

Because we are a hospital, Mason Health can deliver Transitional Care with high levels of safety, quality and flexibility due to available hospital resources and skills such as on-site lab, radiology, and immediate access to physicians, nurses, therapists, and other caregivers.

Most stays in Transitional Care are a few days to a few weeks, however, some patients may stay for up to 100 days. If patient health and ability allows, Transitional Care patients often leave their rooms, wear their own clothes, and enjoy other activities that provide a more inviting experience than a traditional hospital stay.

Located at Mason General Hospital, adjacent to Mason Clinic:

On-Site Services include:

  • Skilled nursing care 24 hours a day
  • Physical, occupational and speech therapy
  • IV therapy
  • Inpatient pharmacy services
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Wound Care (including weekly consultations with Wound/Ostomy Care Certified Nurse)
  • Total Parenteral Nutrition (TPN) – IV Nutrition
  • Registered Dietitian
  • Enteral Tube Feedings

When individuals are ready to return home, Mason Health can help arrange for Home Care services.