• Are you or a loved one facing a long journey to recovery after illness or a major medical event? Long-term acute care (LTAC) can provide the extended medical treatment you need. From providing specialized care for complex conditions to offering family support services and tools that go beyond traditional short-term rehabilitation programs, LTAC from the AMG Specialty Hospital may be worth considering. But what is LTAC, and what does this care entail? Learn the critical role of this healthcare service in patient recovery.

What Is LTAC, and Who Needs These Services?

If you’ve wondered, “What is LTAC?” the short answer is that it stands for long-term acute care. Specifically, LTAC bridges the gap between traditional hospitalization and returning home. Some patients with severe or complex medical conditions and illnesses may require hospital-level care but are not admitted to a general hospital ward. With LTAC, these patients can receive an extended period of acute care. At AMG, we provide individualized care plans that encompass medical rehabilitation, pain management, emotional support, and more.

Candidates for Long-Term Acute Care

LTAC is designed for patients with underlying medical conditions or who have undergone major surgeries and require longer, supervised healing periods. Prime candidates for LTAC include:

  • Patients with two or more severe or chronic medical issues
  • Individuals who require an extended recovery period beyond what traditional hospitals can offer
  • Patients who need daily medical monitoring
  • Individuals with surgical complications
  • Ventilator-dependent patients
  • Individuals with organ failure, brain injuries, or neurological conditions that require prolonged medical attention

Which LTAC Services Are Offered by AMG?

At AMG, our goal is to provide quality care that promotes optimal health and functioning for patients requiring LTAC services. If you would like to know more about what is offered in our LTAC services, they include the following:

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Care: Our care provides oxygen therapy, airway management, ventilator weaning, and monitoring lung diseases like Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
  • Wound Care: We offer comprehensive wound care to prevent infections while managing and treating surgical wounds, chronic wounds, and pressure sores.
  • Dietary and Nutritional Care: Our Registered Dieticians provide personalized diets and nutritional plans that cater to individual patients’ needs. This service ensures each patient gets the right balance of nutrients to support healing and recovery.
  • Rehabilitation Center: Our rehabilitation center cares for patients requiring physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Our specialists work with each patient to develop a personalized therapy plan to promote physical functioning and recovery.
  • Nursing Services: Our highly skilled nursing team ensures patients receive personalized and compassionate care, fostering a supportive environment for healing. These services include 24-hour care, monitoring vital signs, medication management, and administration of medical treatment.

For Long-Term Acute Care, Contact AMG

Long-term acute care is essential for individuals who require extended medical care and attention. At AMG, we offer various LTAC services that cater to unique medical needs and empower patients to regain their independence. If you or a loved one needs long-term acute care, message us online or call 337-269-9566 to learn more about our services or schedule a tour of our hospital. Our compassionate staff can answer more questions about what is included in our LTAC services or how you can partner with us for quality care. We look forward to assisting you on your road to recovery.