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Providence Transitional Care Center

 
Providence Transitional Care Center provides skilled care and rehabilitation services in friendly, comfortable surroundings.
 
Care is provided by professional staff from a variety of medical disciplines, working together to develop individual plans of care to help each resident attain the best possible quality of life.
 
Our staff includes:
  • Registered Nurses
  • Licensed Practical Nurses
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Physical Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Respiratory Therapists
  • Activity Therapists
  • Dietary Professionals
  • Chaplains
  • Other professional specialists
While the care provided at Providence Transitional Care may be the same or similar to the care you receive at the hospital, our setting is considerably different. We offer resident-centered care in an environment that is as homelike as possible.
  
Physician Services
Once you move into Providence Transitional Care Center you will continue to be cared for by a physician, who is typically one of our staff physicians. The frequency of your doctor's visits will be significantly less in a skilled nursing facility than a hospital.
 
While at Providence Transitional Care Center you can expect to meet your doctor within a few days of admission and then every 30-60 days thereafter.
Our nurses will contact your doctor, as needed during your stay with us on 24 hours a day, 7 days a week basis.
 
Nursing Services 
We believe that when it comes to excellent nursing care, there is no substitute for knowing the residents.  Nursing teams are consistently assigned to each resident so that individual needs and preferences are known.  Teams include:
  • Certified Nursing Assistants
  • Primary Care Nurses
  • a shift supervisor (RN)
  • a director of nursing (RN)
Certified Nursing Assistants are the caregivers closest to the residents and assist with activities of daily living, using individualized approaches to help residents achieve their goals.
 
Primary Care Nurses are licensed nurses who coordinate care during a specific shift, provide medication and treatments, and communicate care needs so that daily issues are addressed.
 
The shift supervisor and director of nursing are registered nurses who are responsible to oversee the resident's entire plan of care over all shifts and facilitate an atmosphere where the resident is at the center of all decision-making.
 
Our Nursing teams, along with other professional staff members, work with your attending physician to develop an individualized plan of care.  After initial admission visits, physicians see residents at Providence Transitional Care routinely and coordinate all care through the nursing department.
 
Rehabilitation Services
A full range of rehabilitation services are available at Providence Transitional Care Center Monday through Friday, for those who require these specialties.
 
Appointments for physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech-language pathology services are made after evaluation in consultation with your doctor.
 
Therapy sessions are scheduled for a minimum of 30 minutes based on the stamina of the individual.  Your family member may be invited to participate in your therapy as you get closer to discharge.
 
If you are coming to Providence Transitional Care Center for continued therapy, we encourage you to bring proper clothing for therapy such as sweat pants, t-shirts and athletic shoes.
 
Social Work Services
Providence Transitional Care Center has two full-time social workers.  Upon your admission you will be assigned a social worker to assist in your discharge planning needs and other issues that may arise for you or your family during your stay.
 
Most of those who come to Providence Transitional Care Center are coming for specific care or treatment needs.  They want to return home or move to another setting when they no longer need skilled nursing or rehabilitation.  At Transitional Care, we want to help our residents achieve this goal.  We begin planning for your discharge as soon as you are admitted, or sometimes even before.  Your progress is monitored regularly.  The nurses, your therapists and your social worker will all help you work toward discharge.  Your social worker will assist you in coordination in-home therapy or in arranging for special equipment needs at the time of discharge.
 
Activities Program 
Providence Transitional Care Center offers a wide variety of events and activities. The program consists of large group, small group, one to one and individual activities meant to interest and meet the needs of our individual residents.
 
Some activities include painting, arts & crafts, karaoke, manicures, bingo, card games, movies, reading, special entertainment and holiday related events. Community outings such as shopping, going to lunch, going to the movies, trips to the fair, and scenic drives are also a strong component of the program.
 
The activity department staff also assists residents who are unable to or choose not to participate in group activities through our one to one and individual activity programs.
 
Activities are offered seven days a week. We strongly encourage each resident to make activities a part of their life.
 
Dining at Providence Transitional Care 
Meals at Providence Transitional Care Center are designed to meet the therapeutic and nutritional requirements of those we care for.  Your diet will be prescribed by your doctor based upon your medical needs.  A nurse, dietary professional and/or speech-language pathologist may all be involved in determining the best meal plan for you.
 
Our mission is to create wholesome food with great taste in a relaxed atmosphere.  For your dining enjoyment and pleasure Transitional Care has a scenic dining area.  This area is known as a "great room" and offers a smaller and more personable setting during meal times.
 
Live-in Pets  
Pets are wonderful! Anyone who’s ever had a pet knows that the unconditional love and acceptance we receive provides for a fulfilling relationship.
 
Research continues to validate the emotional and health benefits of living with pets. This is especially important to us when our human contacts diminish, for example, through aging or isolation by disease.

Although individual residents at Providence Transitional Care cannot keep their own personal pets, they do share the experience of several live-in pets. 
 
All animals must have current vaccinations and regular check-ups with their veterinarian. Family and friends of residents can sign up for a pet pass if they would like to bring a pet with them while visiting.
 
Spiritual/Pastoral Care and Chapel of Our Lady
Providence Transitional Care Center provides spiritual and pastoral care as requested for residents and families. All faiths are served in the Chapel of Our Lady, located adjacent to the front lobby. Regularly scheduled services held in the Chapel include Catholic Mass, Protestant Service and Russian Orthodox Service. Other services are announced.
All services, including memorial services, funerals, weddings and baptisms are held in the Chapel of Our Lady.
 
For more information
To learn more about Providence Tranitional Care Center, please contact our admissions office at (907) 562-2281, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To find general information and specific health topics, visit our online health library.