What is a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)?
LTACH focus on patients with serious medical problems that require intense, special treatment for an extended period of time and complicated rehabilitation problems that require intense special treatment.
How is an LTACH different from a traditional hospital?
LTACH specialize in Long Term Acute Care services, while a traditional hospital offers many general services such as emergency rooms, maternity wards, and other services.
Is an LTACH like a nursing home?
No. The patients in a Long Term Acute Care Hospital are typically more medically complex and require more intense treatment than a traditional nursing facility.
Why choose an LTACH facility over a Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) or Rehabilitative Care?
Lake Taylor is the appropriate setting for patients who:
• are not yet able to tolerate 3 hours of rehab per day.
• have many concurrent illnesses.
• are typically recovering from illness due to respiratory disease, stroke or infection.
• require care directed by multiple medical specialists.
• require a facility licensed as a hospital.
• need respiratory therapists on staff for 24/7 for weaning.
• daily physician visits, if deemed necessary.
• have complex respiratory-relevant diagnoses and are ventilator-dependent and/or weaning.
Common misconceptions about LTACH - What Lake Taylor is not:
• Acute rehab facility
• Short-term acute hospital
• Skilled nursing facility
• Chronic care provider