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Tulare County Long-Term Care

Sub Acute Care at Kaweah Health

At Kaweah Health, our Sub Acute Unit is a 30-bed long-term care unit catering to the more extensive disabled patients with medical assistance devices such as a ventilator and/or artificial feeding device. Each patient's room is set up to be as much like home as possible with memorabilia available to use renaissance in daily therapy.

Therapies available include:

  • Respiratory therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Activities with recreational therapists

There is around the clock nursing care with registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, and certified nursing assistants. Restorative nursing assistants accommodate physical therapy for ongoing treatments as necessary.

Patient and Family Services

While the medical needs of the patient are given top priority, often the emotional, logistical, and spiritual needs of our patients and their families also need attention. When families are in a health crisis, it is sometimes difficult for them to process all the complicated components which make up the total of their lives.

Our facility has a social worker and social work assistant on staff to assist patients and families with their special needs. These can involve composing letters for family medical leave, or obtaining humanitarian parole to bring out of country family to the bedside of the patient. We can also assist in finding housing and tapping into community resources like the Victims of Crime program.

Social Worker Services

In hospice work, a social worker is available to patients and their families, helping them to process and understand chaotic and uncertain feelings, or just sometimes sitting quietly with a dying patient at bedside when there is no family available.

A social worker is also available as needed to facilitate family meetings aimed at exploring and resolving family crises related to problems which illness brings. In this instance, the social worker is one member of an interdisciplinary team working together to help the family achieve understanding and resolution of difficult issues.

Serving Tulare County & Surrounding Areas

If you have questions about the Sub Acute Care Unit, please contact the following:

1633 S. Court Street
Visalia, CA 93277
(559) 624-6080

Kaweah Health is also available to residents as an advocate or voice. Sometimes a resident needs support in dealing with an outside agency, a roommate, or even another staff person. It is reassuring to residents that they have readily available help when they are not feeling their best to handle it themselves.