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What is the Transitional Care Unit?

The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is a safe, convenient and cost effective way to move from a medical/surgical environment to self sufficiency prior to discharge. It is ideal for patients who no longer require acute care, but still need other healthcare services, such as physical therapy, before going home.

The TCU at Arroyo Grande Community Hospital is the only facility of its kind in San Luis Obispo County that is Medicare certified and JCAHO accredited. Being adjacent to the acute care hospital ensures that every patient has immediate round-the-clock access to the hospital's support capabilities if needed.

The 12 bedrooms (2 private) are comfortably decorated and designed to promote healing in a less stressful environment. These accommodations are available at considerably lower cost than you would incur in a more traditional hospital setting.

How we care for you…

Each patient's treatment plan is developed by a multi-disciplinary team consisting of the TCU Medical Director, RN Manager and skilled professionals in nursing, social services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, respiratory therapy, nutritional and pharmacy services.

Patients and their families are always welcome to sit in on the weekly team meetings and participate in their plan of care.

In addition to hands-on skilled nursing care, we can offer social services and discharge planning assistance for you and your family.

Our goal is simple - we're here to help you reach a high level of well-being to make the move from hospital to home as easy as possible.

How am I admitted?

Admission to the TCU is prescribed by your personal physician and facilitated by our admitting staff and the TCU Manager. We will arrange for all details of your transfer and admission with your physician and your insurance provider. We accept Medicare, most major managed care (HMO/PPO) health plans and private insurance.

Who benefits from TCU Care?

Transitional care is ideal for patients who no longer require acute hospital attention but still need specialized medical services such as:

  • Rehabilitation services including physical, speech or occupational therapy
  • Wound care management including care and treatment of stasis or decubitus ulcers
  • Intravenous therapy
  • Enteral feeding
  • Any other skilled nursing service which is required on a daily basis in a sub-acute inpatient setting

Your stay at the TCU may be for a relatively short period prior to leaving for home, or for a longer period if you require more continuous sub-acute care.

Our goal is to help you reach the highest possible level of physical, social and emotional well-being before your discharge.

For more information call (805) 489- 4261. 

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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 South Halcyon Road
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
(805) 489-4261