Transitional Care

The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Cerenity Humboldt, rated 5 Stars on Minnesota’s Nursing Home Report Card, provides rehabilitation for people not ready to return home after a hospital visit. Our TCU has 30 private, spacious rooms, including bariatric rooms for larger clients. Each room has a TV and cable. Meals are served restaurant-style in the unit’s separate dining room.

The TCU staff’s approach is to plan for discharge upon the patient’s arrival. They coordinate the patient’s rehabilitative care to improve function; support the patient as he/she adapts to changes in physical and functional status; and maximize the patient’s level of independence in daily living activities. To help patients recover as quickly as possible, physical and occupational therapy are offered six to seven days a week and speech therapy five days a week. Outpatient and home therapy are available as well.

Humboldt’s TCU is located in Cerenity Residence – Humboldt, an assisted living facility. TCU patients have access to the amenities, including a chapel and spiritual care, beauty/barber shop and gift cart.

Specially trained staff includes:

  • Nurses
  • Physical and occupational therapists
  • Speech-language pathologists
  • Dietitian
  • Social workers
  • Recreation therapists
  • Physicians and nurse practitioners

Scope of services

  • Cardiac care – heart attacks, congested heart failure, bypass surgeries and angina
  • Chronic kidney disease – patients who are on dialysis and scheduled at a dialysis center
  • Deconditioned states – Cancer, HIV, AIDS
  • Diabetes management
  • Neurologic – ALS, Parkinson’s, MS, strokes
  • Orthopedics – hip, knee and shoulder replacements; fractures; fusions; amputations; laminectomies; vertebroplasty
  • Post medical/surgical – IV for hydration and antibiotics, MRSA, VRE, pain management
  • Hickman catheter
  • Porta catheter
  • PICC line
  • Pulmonary – COPD, pneumonia
  • Spinal cord – Halos, complete/incomplete C1-S5
  • Total parenteral nutrition (TPN) – receiving all nutritional needs through an IV
  • Tube feeding – J-tube and gastric tube
  • Nasogastric (NG) tube
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Wound management – including negative pressure therapy