Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Long Term Acute Care Hospital? How does it differ from a regular hospital?
Are LTACH's similar to an Acute Rehabilitation Hospital or a Long Term Nursing Facility?
Why do physicians and hospitals recommend a Long Term Acute Care Hospital?
What clinical conditions are treated at Acuity Healthcare?
- Ventilator Dependent Respiratory Failure
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
- Tracheotomy with high flow oxygen needs or medical complications
- Acute Cardiac Disease or complications of Cardiac Surgery
- Major Trauma
- Neurological Injury or Illness
- Complex Medical Diseases
- Multi-System Failure
- Renal Disease
- Infectious Diseases
- Complex Wounds
- Complex Orthopedic Conditions
- Spinal Cord Injuries
What Types of Clinical Services does Acuity Healthcare Provide?
- Ventilator Management and Weaning
- Tracheostomy Insertion
- Chest Tube Insertion and Management
- Central Line Insertion
- Hemodialysis/Peritoneal Dialysis
- Nasogastric Tube (NGT) Insertion and Management
- Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastric (PEG) Tube Insertion
- Medical Wound Management
- Surgical Debridement
- Blood and Blood Product Transfusions
- Telemetry Monitoring
- Infusion Therapy/IV Medication Management
- Comprehensive Radiology, Laboratory, Pharmacy and Respiratory Services
- Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapies
- Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Complex Wound Management
Who makes up the Acuity Healthcare Team?
- Board Certified Pulmonologists
- Internal Medicine Physicians
- Specialists in the fields of: Cardiology, Neurology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Urology, Surgery, Anesthesia, Gynecology, Podiatry, Physical Medicine/Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Orthopedics, Ophthalmology, Gastroenterology, Rheumatology, Pain Management, Otolaryngology
- ACLS Certified Primary Care Registered Nurses
- Patient Care Technicians
- Comprehensive Medical Social Workers & RN Case Managers
- Wound Care Specialists
- Respiratory Therapists
- Physical/Occupational Therapists
- Speech Therapist
- Registered Dietitians
- Clinical Pharmacists
How does the Referral/Admission Process Work?
- Anyone can contact the Admissions Department at any of our Hospitals.
- The sending Hospital’s Case Management department typically makes the official referral.
- A Clinical Liaison from Acuity Healthcare will then conduct an on-site evaluation
- Financial assessment of insurance coverage and eligibility is determined
- If the patient meets medical criteria for admission, an admission date is coordinated between one of the Acuity Healthcare Hospitals, the referral source, the referring physician, the patient and/or family.
- The patient or the family must give consent for the patient to come to Acuity Healthcare
- A tour can be arranged for the family prior to the admission of the patient.
- Communication is arranged between the referring physician and the Acuity Healthcare attending Physician and Nursing Staff.
Do Acuity Specialty Hospitals operate as a part of the main Hospitals?
What kind of Insurances does Acuity Healthcare take? Who will help with getting approval for admission to the hospitals and continuing updates for the insurance approvals?
The case management departments are responsible for updating the insurance companies on the medical condition of the patient while at the Acuity Healthcare Hospitals to ensure that the patient continues to be eligible for the level of care. This will ensure any unwanted bills incurred by the insurance company.