Subacute Care Program
Our subacute care program provides highly skilled medical, nursing and rehabilitative care in a non-acute care setting for patients with complex medical needs. At O’Connor Hospital, our Subacute care is comprehensive, multidisciplinary and goal oriented. Residents requiring this level of care require 24-hour nursing care for very serious disease processes and catastrophic illnesses.
Our team includes:
- Skilled nurses who are available 24/7
- Respiratory Therapist 24/7
- Rehabilitation specialists
The Subacute program provides a transition between levels of care for patients that are most appropriate for patients in the continuum of care while also providing cost savings in the acute hospital setting. They can easily transfer between the hospital setting and the more comprehensive Subacute 24-hour care setting, depending the severity of their illness and needs. Subacute units located in hospital settings are licensed as skilled nursing facility beds and contracted with the State of California to provide Subacute care to residents that meet criteria set by the State.
Subacute Care Cost
The Subacute level of care is a lower-cost option for patients with complex and severe medical needs. The state of California certifies a certain number of Medicare or Medicaid skilled nursing facility (nursing home) beds.
O’Connor Hospital Subacute care beds are certified by the state as nursing home beds. Residents who meet Medicare or Medicaid criteria can reduce their costs by receiving benefits from these programs.
Subacute Care Services We Provide
Patient care services typically includes:
- Respiratory support, including ventilator dependency
- Tracheostomies, surgical insertion into your windpipe for a breathing tube
- Feeding tubes
- Occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech pathology
- Sensory stimulation
- Complex wound care. Learn about our wound care clinic.
- Intravenous therapy, an infusion of medication or liquid dripped into your vein for fast absorption into your bloodstream
Patient Medical Issues
Patients in this unit typically have one or more of the following medical issues:
- Multiple trauma, including head or spinal cord injury
- Degenerative diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and respiratory failure
- Vascular disease, such as cerebrovascular accidents and aneurysms
- Neurological disease, such as brain tumors or spinal tumors
For more information about our specialized services, call (408) 947-2947.