Extended Critical Illness Recovery when You or Your Loved One Need(s) It Most
After a serious injury, illness, or surgery, the average hospital stay allowed by insurance providers can be as little as just four to five days. In order to make a full recovery and regain at-home independence, many patients will require more care and rehabilitation.
Long Term Acute Care Hospitals like North Alabama Specialty Hospital exist to provide this extended, high-level of care so that you or your loved one gets the attention, care, and time you need to regain your independence or transition to the next level of care.
At our hospital, you or your loved one will benefit from a physician-led interdisciplinary team that can help keep recoveries on track.
North Alabama Specialty Hospital has round-the-clock nursing, telemetry, and respiratory care, as well as case managers. Whether you or your loved one is critically ill or not, our team will provide the services to help you return home or move to the next level of care.
Pulmonary & Respiratory Care
Implementing clinically proven pathways to provide services including oxygen therapy, ventilator management and weaning, and decannulation from tracheotomy with a team of highly specialized respiratory therapists
Providing services such as dialysis, nutritional support, and others to stop or delay the progression of Acute Renal Failure or End Stage Renal Disease
Providing physical, occupational, and speech therapy from a highly specialized team of therapists and physicians, as well as 24-hour access to Registered Nurses
Closely monitoring patient progress through the round-the-clock care of Registered and Nationally Certified Nurses, Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses, and Certified Nurse Assistants
Treating complex and non-healing wounds through advanced wound care technologies and specialized wound care treatments including excisional & chemical debridement and negative pressure wound therapy
Creating family-friendly discharge plans for the next level of care or the next steps in the recovery plan with a personal Case Manager or Social Worker
Dietary and Nutritional Care
Creating customized nutrition plans for patients through the expertise of our Registered Dietitians, and providing patients with three nutritious meals a day and snacks or supplements as directed by our physicians
Unlike a skilled nursing facility (SNF), long term acute care hospitals provide the same level of care you receive in a traditional hospital. With a better nurse-to-patient ratio, more nursing hours per day, private rooms, and access to specialists, you receive a higher quality of care than in a SNF. At North Alabama Specialty Hospital, you’ll always receive a higher quality of care, so you can recover more fully.
Patients Graduated to Lower Level of Care (2019 YTD)
Patients Successfully Weaned from Ventilator (2018)