Long term care hospitals

 
Patients
  • People who are medically unstable but need less care than that of an intensive care unit of a general hospital.
 
Services
  • 24/7 inpatient services for people with multiple acute or chronic care conditions who need, on average, a stay of more than 25 days. 
  • Examples:
    • Patients who need ventilator support.
    • Patients who have failure of two or more major organ systems.
    • Patients who have complex wound care.
 
Licensed staff routinely on-site
  • Physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists.