LTAC Connected Care
Are you being discharged to a Long-Term Acute Care Hospital (LTACH)? Cleveland Clinic has a program that may help you.
LTACH Connected Care Program
With Cleveland Clinic’s LTACH Connected Care Program, our medical
professionals continue to provide the expert medical care you received
in the hospital once you are discharged to a LTACH in your community.
Our Cleveland Clinic physicians, nurse practitioners or physician
assistants will come to your LTACH every day, seven days a week —
giving you and your family invaluable peace of mind. Your Cleveland
Clinic medical care team may also include consults by subspecialists
such as cardiologists, neurologists, pulmonologists, infectious disease
specialists and palliative medicine physicians.
Because our medical professionals are determining your course of care
and working with the nursing staff at your LTACH, you can continue
following a specialized care path designed to help you make the best
Our program helps you stay connected to Cleveland Clinic through
close medical supervision by our staff. Your medical information is
documented in the same electronic medical record that was used when
you were hospitalized — and can be easily and securely accessed by
any of your healthcare providers.
What is an LTACH?
A long-term acute care hospital (or LTACH) is designed to help
treat medically complex patients whose recovery will take an
average of about 30 days. Patients who are admitted to an
LTACH typically require a more intensive level of care than
what is provided at a sub-acute or skilled nursing facility.
An LTACH provides specialty services, such as:
- Pulmonary care, including respiratory therapy
and ventilator care
- Complex wound care
- ICU or special care
- Rehabilitation — physical, occupational and
- Pain management
- Other services as needed such as radiology, surgical
services, laboratory, pharmacy, nutrition support,
social services and chaplain services
Keeping patients on the road to better health
Our goal in providing medical care at select
LTACH facilities in your community is to
improve patient outcomes.
The LTACH Connected Care Program
allows us to continue monitoring your daily
progress once you leave the hospital and
provide any rehabilitation services needed.
By keeping open lines of communication
between you and your physicians, we can
help you enjoy an improved quality of life
and a smooth transition from your LTACH
to home or the next level of care.
To enroll in the program or find out more
- If you are interested in continuing your care
at a facility that participates in Cleveland
Clinic’s LTACH Connected Care Program,
simply tell your hospital care manager
or physician before you are discharged. A clinical liaison will then speak with
you about the program and answer any
- To contact a Kindred LTACH clinical
liaison regarding admission or facility
information, call 216.983.8011
at any time, including evenings,
weekends and holidays.
- For general information about
Cleveland Clinic Connected Care
programs, call 216.444.4663.