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Transitional Care Specialist

Kokoro Health & Wellness

Primary Care Providers located in Addison, Dallas, TX

Transitional care helps you return to regular life after a time in the hospital for surgery or an acute illness. At Kokoro Health & Wellness in Dallas, Texas, Ronald Lester, MD, and Judith Erickson, MD, can provide this ongoing care for your medical condition and help you adapt your day-to-day life. Call today to learn more about the transitional care services offered or use the online tool to book an appointment.

Transitional Care Q&A

What is the goal of transitional care?

Transitional care is usually offered for the short term as you transition from the hospital to home or to a care facility. At Kokoro Health & Wellness, transitional care is offered after a hospitalization, after rehabilitation, or after you’ve spent time in a nursing home for care.

Transitional care assists your recovery by providing the medical care and assistance required to help you regain some independence and function.

What is involved in transitional care?

The providers at Kokoro Health & Wellness customize your transitional care to your particular situation. 

Your plan will likely include some combination of the following:

  • Physical, occupational, or speech therapy
  • Health monitoring with blood testing, blood pressure checks, and other screenings
  • Fall prevention support
  • Home exercise recommendations
  • Ventilator care and respiratory therapy
  • Nutritional counseling and weight-loss support
  • Respiratory therapy

Transitional care also includes family and patient education, social services, and home visits from nurses.

People who have undergone major joint replacement surgery and older people with complex conditions benefit immensely from transitional care. It can also help their family caregivers adapt to providing the support they need to live a high quality of life.

What are the benefits of transitional care?

Transitional care provides coordination between several levels and providers of care. It bridges the gap between acute care and discharge to a “normal” life.

Transitional care helps you, the patient, and other caregivers understand the next stage of recovery and makes the transition to home or a new facility go smoothly.

Transitional care reduces the chance that a patient will be readmitted to a higher-level medical facility for care or that they experience a complication due to transfer of care. Patients who experience transitional care usually have improved levels of satisfaction and a higher quality of life than those who do not receive this support.

A transitional care unit is a good choice for you or a loved one who has undergone hospitalization for an acute illness, serious injury, or chronic condition. Call Kokoro Health & Wellness to find out more about their transitional care services or use the online tool to schedule a consultation with the caring, competent staff.