Transitional Care

Patients emerging from acute care benefit from our Transitional Care services, which act as a bridge to the home environment. You may utilize Transitional Care if you are recovering from one of the following conditions:

  • Cancer
  • Cardiopulmonary conditions
  • Generalized weakness
  • Multiple trauma
  • Neurological or neuromuscular disorders
  • Orthopedic conditions, including joint repair or replacement
  • Stroke or aneurysm
  • Surgery

Transitional Sub-acute Unit

Our fully licensed and regulated 50-bed skilled nursing care unit is located on the First Floor of Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing.

Here we provide skilled medical and rehabilitation services that act as a transition between acute care and home. Internal Medicine physicians staff the unit, with consultations to physiatry as needed.

Admission Requirements

In order to be admitted to the Transitional Care Center, the patient must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Need daily skilled nursing care and/or specialized therapy
  • Have had a prior acute hospitalization of 72 hours or more (unless waived by payor source)
  • Be medically stable
  • Require inpatient services, rather than home health or outpatient services
  • Be willing to follow the discharge plan developed jointly by the interdisciplinary team and the patient