Long Term Care

In conjunction with Noland Health Services, RMC provides 38 beds located on the fourth floor for the sole purpose of meeting the complex health care needs of patients requiring lengthy treatments. The regionally based referral unit is staffed with medical professionals who constantly evaluate, manage and monitor using a multidisciplinary treatment approach and extensive discharge planning. Each patient has an evaluation team that includes a doctor, pharmacist, registered nurse and respiratory therapist who are involved in patient assessment and referral.

Patient Conditions
Patients experiencing the following benefit from long-term care:

  • Post-surgical recovery
  • Cardiac related disorders
  • Respiratory failure
  • Ventilator management/weaning
  • Tracheostomies
  • Chronic lung diseases
  • Complicated diabetes
  • Stroke
  • Amputations
  • Neuromuscular/neurovascular diseases
  • Pain management
  • Infectious diseases
  • Multi-system failure
  • Wound Care

Patient Services
Services provides to long-term care patients include:

  • Physical therapy
  • 24-hour nursing coverage (including RNs and LPNs)
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Dietary and nutritional services
  • Diagnostic radiology
  • Active family support and education programs
  • Medical specialty consults
  • Daily doctor visits
  • Pastoral care
  • Complicated Wound Care

For more information on long-term acute care or to schedule a tour, please call (256) 741-6141.