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Transitional Care Unit

The bridge to your next stage of care

Have you recently undergone a transplant or other surgery? Do you need advanced physical or occupational therapy, or have a complex condition? The Transitional Care Unit at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview is your bridge between the hospital and your home or next stage of care.

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Who We Are

The Transitional Care Unit is a skilled nursing facility licensed for 36 beds. We have a mix of private and semi-private rooms, many with shared bathrooms. Although we provide the same high level of care you received during your Fairview hospital stay, there are some key differences:
  • A hospitalist (doctor who specializes in the care of patients in the hospital) will oversee your care while you are on the unit.
  • The nurse practitioner, physician assistant or hospitalist assigned to your floor will provide your medical care.
  • The ratio of nurses to patients is much greater than in the most community nursing facilities. There are also several nursing assistants on each shift.

How We Help 
  • We work with patients who may need rehabilitation, or who have medical needs qualifying them for a skilled nursing facility stay.
  • We help patients with complex conditions transition to the next stage of care. The average stay is 14 days or fewer.

What We Do
  • Our staff includes physical, occupational, language and recreational therapists, registered nurses and nursing assistants, a chaplain, social worker and patient care coordinator.
  • Care is tailored to meet your specific needs. You may need rehabilitation, be preparing for longer-term care or hospice, or may be recovering from transplant surgery or other complex conditions.
  • Alternative therapies are also available, such as healing touch, aromatherapy, and music therapy.
  • Our care coordinators will start working with you and your family on your plans for leaving the unit soon after your arrival. Education for your entire family is a key part of this important process.

Insurance Plans

Most health plans pay for transitional care when ordered by a physician. Check with your insurance provider regarding coverage. For more information on the Transitional Care Unit, contact our Admissions Office at 612-273-4277.
Fairview Transitional Care Unit
University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview - West Bank
2512 S. 7th St., Fourth Floor
Minneapolis, MN 55454
612-273-4277
 
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