Super Heroes: 3 Ways Long-Term Acute Care Can Improve Health Outcomes
For treating serious, complex health conditions that require customized treatment plans, a few options exist but two of the most popular are the intensive care unit at a major hospital or a specialized long-term acute care (LTAC) hospital. To improve your overall health outcome, here are just a few ways that LTAC might be the best option for you.
- Survival Rates Are Higher
According to a study published in Critical Care Medicine, patients transferred from a “traditional acute-care hospital” to a long-term acute-care facility experienced higher survival rates and a “longer mean survival time.” And it makes sense—the doctors who treat patients at long-term acute-care hospitals recognize the chronic and often critical conditions they’re treating require more specialized treatment plans that span a longer time. This leads to a higher success rate for getting patients back to their optimal health for their condition.
- Treatment Is Entirely Customized
Patients receiving long-term acute care are dealing with serious conditions requiring complex treatment plans. At specialized hospitals like Post Acute Medical Rehabilitation Hospital and LTACH of Corpus Christi, care plans are devised by a team of specialists who coordinate the treatment specifically for each patient. They take the time to understand the needs of their clients. For instance, a patient with a serious brain injury would have access to psychological services, dietary counseling, neurologists, and various other licensed clinicians.
- Less Stress Upon Discharge
Leaving the hospital with a renewed bill of health can be rewarding, but some patients find themselves buried in medical debt that can cause anxiety and stress that many don’t need taxing their mental load. According to a study in Medical Care, some patients at long-term acute care hospitals experienced lower overall bills than those who went to different care facilities with similar treatment options.
Long-term acute care can seem complex, but it doesn’t have to be. With the help and professionalism you’ll find at Post Acute Medical’s Rehabilitation Hospital and Long-Term Acute Care Hospital of Corpus Christi, the wonderful doctors and staff will work to make the path to health feel less overwhelming.
Don’t settle for care that doesn’t fit your needs, or those of your loved ones. For more information on their services or to learn more about their doctors and policies, visit PostAcuteMedical.com, call the hospital at (361) 500-0600, or visit them at 345 S. Water Street, Corpus Christi.
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