Welcome to the Progressive Care Center!
If you have been hospitalized for an injury or illness you may find that, although you've recovered sufficiently enough to no longer need acute hospital care, you still may not be well enough to return home. To ease your transition, Uniontown Hospital has developed a very special "Progressive Care Center" where residents who demonstrate high rehabilitation potential may stay for a predetermined length of time as specified by your primary care physician.
Staffed by a highly-skilled "Care Team" of licensed professionals, the Progressive Care Center bridges the gap between hospital and home by providing a comfortable, non-hospital environment that allows you to receive nursing care or rehabilitation services in preparation for your return home.
Our Center is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO) so you can rest assured you'll be receiving the finest care available. Our mission is, quite simply, to help you become as independent as possible by providing the appropriate and necessary treatments, therapies and supports as determined by your "Care Team," including your own physician. We will strive to provide a continuum of care that will enhance the quality of the time you spend with us, as well as ease your transition from hospital to home.
Your physician will discharge you from the acute hospital setting prior to your admission to the Progressive Care Center.
Your physician will also write new orders for your stay at the Center, which may result in some changes in your medical treatment and activity level. The number for the Progressive Care Center nursing station is (724) 430-6022. At the time of your admission, we encourage you to communicate with the staff regarding your condition.Length of Stay
Your length of stay with us will be determined by how well you are doing, and how much skilled care you require. Most insurance companies use the Medicare definitions of what services are included in skilled coverage.
Our Patient Care Management staff will assist you in discharge planning from the time you are admitted. Your "Care Team" will meet regularly with you and your designated family member to review your progress. The participating departments and/or staff professionals may include:
Your physician may visit you in the Progressive Care Center as frequently as he or she determines necessary. Your physician will always be promptly notified by our staff if a medical problem develops. Our Medical Director is part of the administrative team that will ensure that you receive the highest quality of care.Levels of Activity
Your activity level will be determined by your physician and the "Care Team" at the time of admission and updated periodically. If your condition permits, and if ordered by your physician, you will be encouraged to walk around the Center and engage in other activities with the assistance of our staff. At times you may even be permitted to leave the building for scheduled activities. Additional activities may be ordered by your physician, such as physical, occupational or speech therapy, to help speed up your recovery.Rehabilitative Services
Based on the level of activity ordered by your physician, our rehabilitative team will include specially trained physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy professionals who will work very closely with you to get to know you and your special needs.
Group meetings are held regularly to allow your entire team to discuss and plan all aspects of your care, chart your progress, upgrade your activity level and plan your discharge.Recreational Therapy
An activities coordinator will meet with you shortly after your admission to learn what types of activities you enjoy doing and to help you incorporate them into your daily routine.
Besides organizing the lunch and dinner groups, we also offer such things as: movies, monthly birthday parties, bingo, card games, crafts and entertainment groups. We strongly recommend that you participate in as many group activities as your health permits.
We will arrange one-on-one visits with your activities coordinator or volunteer throughout the week if you prefer quiet moments just to talk.Dining Room/Meals/Snacks
A registered dietitian will meet with you and discuss your food preferences and dietary restrictions for your meal service. To help you feel more at home, we offer an attractive, comfortable dining room in which you may enjoy your meals as you begin to feel better.
Meals are served at approximately 7 AM, 12 noon, and 5 PM. You are encouraged to participate in lunch and dinner groups. Mealtime is a wonderful opportunity for you to get out of your room, meet new friends or chat with old friends. If you are not feeling up to it, nursing staff will assist you with your meals. Family members may join you at meal times. Guest trays are available at a nominal charge.
Snacks are also available to improve your nutritional status. Details of the types of snacks you may enjoy can be reviewed with your dietitian.Bathing/Hygiene
Baths can be given on all shifts. Every resident receives a complete bed bath daily and a full bath once a week or as often as desired. Please let the nurse know what time of day you prefer your bath, and we will do our best to accommodate your request.
Your hair will also be washed once a week by our nursing staff. And, if you'd like a haircut while you're staying with us, please notify our nursing staff, and we will provide you with a licensed beautician. A list of the beautician's service charges is available at the nursing station.
We encourage you to use your own makeup, cologne and electric razor.Pastoral/Religious Services
We realize the impact that spiritual well being can have on your physical health. Your spiritual needs can be an integral part of your healing and recuperation process. If requested, someone from Pastoral Care will visit with you to discuss your religious needs and to lend support to you and your family during your stay with us. We encourage you to invite your own clergy to visit you often. They may visit the Progressive Care Center as often as you would like and their schedule permits.Family Involvement/Visitation
Your loved ones are as important to your recovery as any member of our staff. We strongly encourage your family and friends to visit often and even to take part in your treatment planning if appropriate.
General visiting hours at the hospital are between 12 and 8 PM. For residents of the Progressive Care Center, visitation is allowed around the clock, depending on your wishes and needs. If your visitors are coming at unusual hours, please discuss this with our staff so that special arrangements may be made with the hospital police.Valuables/Personal Belongings
Please ask your family or friends to bring your favorite comfortable clothes and shoes from home, as we encourage you to wear your own clothes. Please try to leave all valuables, such as jewelry, large sums of money or credit cards, at home. A locked cabinet is provided in case you wish to store small valuables during your stay. Unfortunately, our staff cannot be held responsible for items lost or stolen during your stay.Personal Laundry
You may arrange to have your family wash your clothes, or, if you desire, we will wash your clothes. We cannot be responsible for any lost articles of clothing. All clothing must be marked with your name in indelible ink.Resident Rights
At the Progressive Care Center, we believe that each resident has the right to a dignified existence, self-determination, and complete communication and access to friends and family. We shall work to protect and promote the rights of each resident, including each of the following:
As a resident of the Progressive Care Center, you are responsible to:
Services provided by the Progressive Care Center are covered by Medicare and most insurance plans.Discharge
It is very important for you and your family to consider all of the possible options available to you at the time of your discharge. The time to start preparing for your discharge is at the time of admission.
You and your family, together with the help of a Patient Care Management staff member, will consider the type of care you will need and how much support your family can provide to meet that need.