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Charleston Transitional Care gearing up for Dec. 19 patient care Career Fair

Press release from Charleston Transitional Care: 

$10 million investment seeks to fill the gap between the hospital and the home

 

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – As construction finally comes to a close, Charleston Transitional Care at Eastbrook hopes to revolutionize patient care when it opens in early January.

Charleston Transitional Care is a new 39,000 square foot multi-story complex with high-end amenities including a state-of-the-art healing environment, featuring a newly constructed therapy gym, private rooms fully appointed with high quality finishes, private bathrooms, work stations, 50” flat screen televisions, and wifi access. Meals are served on China, in the dining room, the patient’s room, or can be ordered restaurant-style through a 24-hour cafe.

Charleston Transitional Care is hosting a Career Fair from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2018 at its new location in Kanawha City. Free parking for job fair applicants is restricted to the Chappell Road entrance.

“We are excited about the new career opportunities,” said Larry Pack, an investor and driving force behind this project. “We are looking for a wide range of healthcare professionals including nurses (RNs and LPNs), CNAs, dietary specialists, as well as housekeeping specialists who desire to take hospitality to a new level.”

Located on the corner of Chappell Road and Chesterfield Avenue in Kanawha City, Charleston Transitional Care will share a campus at the Eastbrook Skilled Nursing Center. However, each center has its own parking lot and entrance, and there is no public access between the two separate care environments. Eastbrook is geared toward patients requiring longer-term care and memory care, while the new Charleston Transitional Care is designed exclusively for short term, post-acute care (usually ranging from 7 to 20 days).

In most cases today, patients recovering from complicated procedures

or illnesses only have a couple options available for their convalescing. Pack explains, “Patients can go home, or some may find their way to a nursing home. Many patients find themselves in a difficult situation. They may not be comfortable enough to recover effectively at home. On the flip side, they may not really be a good fit for a nursing home either.”

The industry has been battling high hospital readmission rates. This is a problem for all involved. It creates anxiety for the patient, costs and penalties on the discharging hospital, and uncertainty for the family and friends.

With the additional of Charleston Transitional Care, hospitals, patients and the community will now have another option that is a much better fit for those who require a high level of post-acute care—but aren’t ready to go home and aren’t a good fit for a traditional nursing home.

The transitional care model is available in other states, but is relatively new to West Virginia. “This is a great fit for the Kanawha Valley,” says Pack. “There are other short-term care options, but there is nothing like what we have done here in Charleston.”

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About Charleston Transitional Care and Larry Pack

Charleston Transitional Care is a member of the Stonserise care network, which provides post-acute care throughout West Virginia and northeastern Ohio.  Larry Pack is the CEO and a founder of Stonerise Healthcare LLC, which provides services to healthcare clients in the Stonerise care network.

 

 

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