Manage Complex Patients with Specialized Care

Ensuring medically complex patients have early access to specialized care at a Kindred Hospitals can reduce costly readmissions and increase patient satisfaction.

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Kindred Hospitals provide physician-led long-term acute care and specialized rehabilitation for medically complex patients who require additional treatment after a hospital stay.

The Value of Collaborating with Kindred Hospitals

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Lowers the risk of readmission:      

At Kindred, patients receive the acute level of care they need, for the time they need it, allowing them to achieve lasting recovery.

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Improves outcomes and patient satisfaction:

Because Kindred can provide the same level of acute care as a traditional hospital, patients can transition to Kindred as soon as they are stable, shortening the length of stay in the costliest setting.

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Shortens length of stay in the ICU or med/surg unit:

Medically complex patients that receive care tailored to their needs experience better outcomes.

Next Level Care

Some of our unique care offerings include:

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Joint Commission Certifications

Demonstrating our commitment to excellence in care, all Kindred Hospitals have received at least one Disease-Specific Care Certification from The Joint Commission.

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Move Early Program

The Move Early Program incorporates movement as early as is safe and possible into the recovery plan for patients, including those on mechanical ventilation, to promote timely recovery.

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AfterCare Program

Our skilled AfterCare teams contact patients post-discharge to provide education and support as patients recover, reducing the risk of readmission.

Next Level Recovery

Kindred Hospitals helps medically complex patients achieve lasting recovery


of Kindred Hospitals' readmission rates are equivalent to or better than the national average1


of Kindred Hospitals’ rates of discharge to community or home are equivalent to or better than the national average1


of patients surveyed "would recommend" Kindred Hospitals2

Next Level Collaboration

Joint Quality Committee: Collaboration between Kindred and payors through which goals and benchmarks are set and performance is regularly reviewed, driving transparency and care coordination.

Care Coordination Meetings: Frequent meetings between clinical staff at Kindred and participating payors to discuss each member in our care, allowing us to reduce administrative burdens, overcome barriers to discharge, and align on medical necessity.

Care Transition Programs: Process through which Kindred’s Patient Access Teams can align with a payor’s unique prior authorization requirements to reduce unnecessary discharge delays and better coordinate care

Frequently Asked Questions

Kindred Hospitals provides physician-led long-term acute care and specialized rehabilitation to medically complex patients.

Our care includes, but is not limited to, ventilator management and liberation, advanced wound care, and IV drug therapy, as well as physical therapy and speech and language pathology.

At Kindred, patients receive daily physician visits and surgical and specialist consults as needed, including general surgery, pulmonology, cardiology, and infectious disease.

We also provide access to services such as 24/7 respiratory therapy, radiology, laboratory and dialysis. 

Kindred Hospitals’ physicians and care teams treat patients with a wide variety of acute and complex conditions that are further complicated by the presence of one or more comorbidities. Conditions treated include:

  • Respiratory infection and failure 
  • Heart failure
  • Renal infection and failure
  • Sepsis
  • Skin ulcers
  • Post-operative complications
  • Traumatic brain injury

Patients with multiple serious conditions need specialized acute care for more than a few days. An extended stay in the ICU is costly, and a transfer to a lower level of care that cannot treat acute conditions can further extend the episode of care and lead to costly readmissions. When medically complex patients have timely access to a Kindred Hospital, they are more likely to recover sooner and more fully.

Kindred Hospitals, unlike skilled nursing facilities, are licensed as acute care specialty hospitals. While care at skilled nursing facilities is primarily led by nurses, the treatment at Kindred Hospitals is led by physicians who see their patients daily. Our specialized caregivers are able to provide medically complex patients with acute care treatment which many include ventilator liberation, IV antibiotic therapy, skin debridement or dialysis. We also provide radiology, pharmacy, and laboratory services.  For more information on how LTACHs and SNFs differ, view this quick quide.

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  1. CMS LTCH Compare data: 10/2021-9/30/2022
  2. Kindred Hospitals Internal Data

 LTACHs vs SNFs Media Piece Q2 2024 Update KINDRED MANAGEDCARE