The Transitional Care Network (TCN) provides on-site primary care to patients while they transition from the hospital to home or an alternative-care setting.
Our network of transitional care units are located within long term care centers. This network was created to give patients access to a Fairview care team after being hospitalized at Fairview Ridges Hospital, Fairview Southdale Hospital or the University of Minnesota Medical Center.
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Why Use Fairview TCN?
The TCN offers a supportive environment for people who no longer require all the resources of a hospital, but who are still unable to return home.
Most people come to a participating network location from an acute care unit of a hospital or for continued, less intensive care after surgery. This healing environment helps ease the transition back to home or to an alternative care setting, while encouraging each person to be as active and independent as possible.
Our doctors and nurse practitioners work with you, your family and the rehabilitation staff to develop an individualized care plan.
Your doctor and nurse practitioner will work with you to set goals. How long you stay depends on how long it takes you to meet these goals.
Once you are ready to leave transitional care, the doctor and nurse practitioner will communicate with your primary doctor so that he or she is aware of what went on during your stay, including an update on any medication changes. If any additional services are needed, the transitional-care unit social worker will arrange for them.
What do I need to bring with me?
• Comfortable clothing suitable for exercising
• Underwear, socks, pajamas, bathrobe and toiletries
• Walking shoes and non-skid slippers
• Medicare, Medicaid or other insurance cards and social security card
• A copy of your Health Care Directive/Living Will
How do I get my medications?
The facility receives orders for your medications from the doctor. The nurses will give them to you. The medication is provided as part of your stay so you do not need to bring any medicine from home.
Can my family visit?
Yes, family members are very welcome. Visits need to be scheduled around your rehabilitation schedule.
How long will my insurance cover my stay at the facility?
The hospital social worker or someone at the facility where you are going will contact your health care insurance company. How much is covered depends on the benefits of your health insurance policy, your medical needs and the progress you make at the facility.
Fairview Transitional Care Network
3400 West 66th St., Suite 290
Edina, MN 55435