Transitional Care Unit
Sometimes a child’s ongoing health condition requires both medical and nursing care, and special equipment or services. In those cases, the transitional care unit at Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU provides a friendly, supportive and comfortable environment for both children and their families.
Depending on the child’s condition, levels of care can include:
- Long-Term care – rehabilitative, restorative or skilled care provided over an extended period, assisting patients with daily living activities
- Transitional care – aimed at improving a child’s health status to aid the transition to home, a rehab facility or adult long-term care when the child reaches age 21
- Palliative care – relieving pain and other symptoms of life-threatening medical conditions, to maximize quality of life when a cure is not possible
- End-of-life care – provided when death is near