What is Long Term Acute Care?Long Term Acute Care Hospitals, also known as LTACs, provide acute care to critically ill and medically complex patients. They provide specialized intensive care to patients who require an extended hospital stay averaging 25 days. The hospitals are staffed and equipped to care for medically fragile patients in a comprehensive, patient focused environment. Common conditions include ventilator dependent respiratory failure, complex wound involvement, multi-system organ failure, neurological injury and illness, complex infections, and surgical complications.
Delivery of Patient CareAt Acuity Specialty Hospital of New Jersey (ASH) and Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey (LSH) we provide a patient-focused care model with demonstrated excellence in clinical outcomes. A physician-driven interdisciplinary team approach is utilized to deliver comprehensive and personalized care to each patient. The clinical team consists of Clinical Case Management Staff, Advance Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certified Registered Nurses, Respiratory Therapists, Registered Dietitians, Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse, Clinical Pharmacist, Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapists. At our New Jersey Hospitals there are over 350 attending and consulting physicians on staff. Patients see their attending physician daily and have access to the services of the following physician specialists; Pulmonologists, Cardiologists, Infectious Disease Specialists, General Surgeons, Gastroenterologists, Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurologists, Nephrologists, Podiatrists, Psychiatrists, and Otolaryngologists.
It is the belief of the clinical care team at LSH and ASH that families are integral members of the care team and an important component to a patient’s recovery. Each patient is assigned to a Nurse Case Manager and Social Worker who works directly with the family, the Physicians, and the interdisciplinary team members to assure that communication is effective, care is coordinated, and patient and family goals are met.