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  • When people with complex needs that extend beyond a hospital stay of a few days to a week, both long term acute care hospitals (LTACHs) or inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs) provide intense, specialized care to help make significant progress on their journey to recovery and help them get back on their feet again. Learn more.

    image of a woman working on walking with her physical therapist at the hospital
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  • Intensive care can affect a person’s body, thoughts, feelings, mind and interactions with friends or family. As a loved one transitions out of intensive care, they may not have the same abilities physically, mentally or emotionally as they did before. This is referred to as post-intensive care syndrome, or PICS, and this is everything you need to know to help care for them.

    Image of a senior female patient in a hospital bed speaking with her nurse about her plan of care
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  • On the last day day of a roadtrip in the Texas Hill Country, Ed's motorcycle veered off the road and flipped several times. He was taken by Life Flight to the emergency room with serious injuries and an uphill battle to get back to life as he knew it. With wife, Laura, by his side and the help of Kindred Hospital, Ed fought his way home. Read more about his journey.

    How Ed Survived a Near-Fatal Motorcycle Accident 600
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  • Reading stories of others caring for a loved one can help you connect and relate your experience to those on a similar journey. It’s not always easy, but caregivers are both proud of their care and happy to do it. We reached out to you, real caregivers, and have collected some of your incredible journeys to share with each other to connect. This is Monica’s story.

    Image of Monica and Mardy volunteering

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