Transitional Care

Skilled Support from a Total Care Hospital

Transitional care is a type of specialized rehabilitation ideal for patients who need supervised rehabilitation before returning home after a hospital stay. For patients recovering from major surgery, or who are dealing with chronic health conditions, this supervised rehabilitation can help patients return home and live on their own again.

Transitional Care gives you and your family the skills and resources you need to make a home-based recovery as safe and effective as possible. 

Why Choose FHW Transitional Care?

Our approach to transitional care is special. We combine the benefits of a skilled nursing home, an intensive rehabilitation program, and an acute care hospital into one unique program.

Skilled Nursing
Home Benefits
Acute Care

One Completely Unique Program

As the only facility of its kind in Mesa County, we offer:

Around-the-clock-care: You’ll have 24/7 physician supervision, direct access to multidisciplinary specialists and emergency care and 0n-site lab, imaging, and respiratory therapy services.

Better outcomes: Our Physical Therapist Team spends 5 hours and 49 minutes with each patient per day, compared to the national average of 5 minutes. Our targeted and individualized rehabilitation service is offered seven days a week, helping you to return home 10 days sooner than other facilities. 

Personalized Care: With the largest therapy team in western Colorado, we’re able to provide one-on-one therapy and an exceptionally high nurse-to-patient ratio of 1:5. Our nurses spend more than 9 hours with each resident each day, compared to the national average of 41 minutes.

Comfortable Atmosphere: During your stay, you’ll enjoy delicious meal options prepared by our award-winning dietary team with a full menu to choose from. You can also partake in social activities such as arts and crafts, cooking classes, and games.

Skilled Nurses: Our Skilled Nursing team specializes in transitional rehabilitation. Their entire focus is on helping you recover safely and effectively to help you bridge the gap between the hospital and home.

On-site Emergency Department: Patients have access to an on-site emergency department to address and any problems that might arise. In the event of an emergency, it’s a trip down the hall instead of in an ambulance. 

24/7 On-Site Physician: Rest easy knowing your care is being monitored by a physician around the clock. 

One complete team - Plenty of one-of-a-kind programs.

In addition to complete Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy, our transitional care program includes:

Ensuring you are thriving means taking care of more than just your physical health. Staying active and keeping up social interactions are also an essential part of healing. Our activities program helps keep you active and engaged. 

From art projects that promote your physical dexterity to games that help you connect to other patients and staff, we're taking every step to help you feel whole again.

Your care team also includes aquatic therapists as part of the only pool therapy program in Western Colorado. This unique therapy can support your journey to recovery through low-impact movements that help strengthen muscles and increase your range of motion.

Driving rehabilitation was designed to help achieve independence after a traumatic injury, and safety for aging drivers. 

Our vehicle can be adapted to meet unique needs of each driver, and can also help modify your vehicle to meet your driving needs.

In addition to our physical, occupational, and speech team, respiratory care therapists are available around the clock to help you breathe easier. From sleep studies to pulmonary exercises, you'll find all the respiratory services you need in one on-site team.

We offer

  • Airway clearance methods
  • Mechanical ventilation
  • Oxygen and nebular therapy
  • Trach collar management

Frequently Asked Questions

Transitional Care can help anyone managing a chronic health condition, recovering from a surgery or healing from a traumatic injury. 

We can help with complex conditions and injuries such as:

  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic osteomyelitis
  • Chronic/complex wounds
  • Complex fractures
  • COPD
  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Heart failure
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Pneumonia 
  • Post-intensive care syndrome 
  • Sepsis
  • Stroke

We can also help address many common conditions and injuries such as:

  • Balance disorders
  • Falls 
  • Heart surgery 
  • Hip fractures
  • hip surgery
  • knee surgery 
  • Traumatic injuries

Yes, your physician will refer you to a skilled nursing program after being discharged from the hospital. But, you can choose which facility you prefer to receive continued care. Make sure you tell you physician you want to come to Colorado Canyons Hospital.

Medicare generally covers transitional care. We accept most Medicare Advantage Plans and work to get preapproval for most commercial insurance providers.

We offer free consultations to help determine your estimated cost of transitional care and your insurance coverage. You can call 970-858-2792 to learn more.

Family Health West is located in Fruita, Colorado and serves patients from all of Mesa County and other areas as well. 

Knowing that having privacy is peace is an essential part of recovery, we've designed comfortable, private contemporary rooms, each with a private bathroom and shower.

The length of stay varies from patient to patient. Our average length of stay is 12 days, with 70% of our patients returning home. We credit our high nurse-to-patient ratio and our intensive rehab therapies to this exceptional discharge record.

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