Transitional Care Unit

A Select Provider of Expert Short-Stay, Post-Acute Care

The Transitional Care Unit at Hackensack Meridian Health Mountainside Medical Center is a licensed Skilled Nursing Facility that offers all of the services and amenities found at stand alone nursing facilities along with unique benefits derived from its hospital campus location. Admission is open to all patients who meet our short-stay criteria.

Our Transitional Care team provides compassionate, expert post-acute care that’s an integral step in the road to recovery for some patients. Our Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is one of a very small, select group of facilities statewide that specializes in short-term rehabilitation limited to eight days.

Staffed by a team of skilled, board-certified physicians and other health professionals, the TCU serves as a bridge between hospital and home for patients recovering from an injury, illness or surgery.

Admission is open to qualified patients from all hospitals and our specialists will communicate with your personal physician about your progress and coordinate your care throughout your stay and upon discharge.

A Licensed Skilled Nursing Facility with Distinct Advantages

Why choose a stand alone nursing facility when Mountainside Medical Center’s Transitional Care Unit offers so many meaningful additionalservices? Our short-term stay nursing facility is dedicated to achieving the best patient outcomes and ensuring the satisfaction of patients and referring physicians.

More Focused and Concentrated Care

Our Transitional Care Unit holds a Five-Stardesignation from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) because it has been determined that we offer:

  • More than twice as many skilled nursing hours per patient when compared to other facilities in the state
  • An excellent patient satisfaction track record and patient ratings that rank among the very best within Mountainside Medical Center
  • Oversight by Board-Certified Hospitalists in Conjunction with Primary Care Physicians
  • Our TCU has its own dedicated oversite by a Medical Director, Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and Director of Nursing
  • Our Transitional Care Unit hospitalists establish and implement individualized care plans that ensure readiness for discharge.
  • As a patient’s condition evolves, our physicians and nurses promptly adjust his/her care plan to meet specific individual goals.

Comprehensive Care & Desirable Amenities Conveniently located on the Sixth Floor of Mountainside Medical Center, our facility offers:

  • All private rooms
  • An array of personal care services and recreational activities for the comfort of our patients

Plus, as a hospital-based facility, we can provide these distinct advantages:

Immediate Access to Essential Medical Care 

  • An efficient and seamless transfer back to acute care if warranted 
  • Expedited access to our Emergency Department and its board-certified emergency medicine physicians in the event of a medical crisis
  • On-site diagnostic testing including X-rays,CT scans, blood work and numerous other services
  • On-site access to Dialysis, Wound Care and other specialty treatments that some patients require

Personalized Attention from Top-Notch RNs

  • Care by a team of compassionate, experienced registered nurses (RNs) who have an average of eight years of service with our TransitionalCare Unit
  • Skilled assistance from RNs who hold certifications in Geriatrics and other relevant specialties

Intensive, One-on-One Rehabilitation Therapy

  • Personalized physical, occupational and speech therapy as needed in a fully-equipped, dedicated gym staffed by experienced professionals
  • Access to rehabilitation therapy seven days per week when indicated
  • On average 2 - 2½ hours of therapy per day 
 
For more details or to arrange an admission to the Mountainside Medical Center Transitional Care Unit, please call 973-429-6949.

If you are interested in touring the unit and meeting our team, please contact:

Jennifer Coppola RN, BSN
Admissions Coordinator
973-429-7753
Jennifer.Coppola2@mountainsidehosp.com