At Laredo Specialty Hospital, we provide long-term acute care services to patients who are recovering from serious illnesses or injuries and often require additional critical care services for medically complex conditions. We consider it a privilege to be able to offer this advanced care to the area and are honored to be a vital part of the Laredo community.
Long-Term Acute Care Services
At Laredo Specialty Hospital we provide long-term acute care services to patients who are recovering from serious illnesses or injuries. Often these individuals require additional critical care services for medically complex conditions such as trauma, infectious diseases, wound healing, cardiovascular disease, stroke, amputations, and respiratory failure.
We also treat individuals with:
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Decubitus/Pressure Ulcers
- Degenerative Diseases
- Drug-Resistant Infections (MRSA, VRE)
- Gastrointestinal Diseases
- Neurological Diseases or Injuries
- Renal Disease/Failure
- Rheumatoid Diseases
If you have a question about whether we provide treatment for a condition or diagnosis not listed, please email or call us at 956.753.5353.
How We Provide Care
Our medical professionals work as a team to provide more intensive services to our patients than what is normally provided in an acute hospital setting. Our long-term acute care team consists of physicians, nurses, therapists, specialists, pharmacists and other highly trained medical professionals. It is led by our full-time medical director.
We tailor our medical services to the complex needs of our patients, creating a personalized plan of care that is guided by the patient’s attending physician and coordinated with consulting specialists when necessary.
Our hospital features all private rooms, including a 7-bed high-observation critical care unit. All rooms are monitored and include state-of-the art specialty beds, cardiac monitoring equipment, and mechanical ventilators. The hospital also includes well-equipped therapy areas such as a 6,000-square foot therapy gym with private treatment rooms.
Our patients receive 24-hour nursing and respiratory care services with daily physician management.
Other services we provide include:
- Speech, memory and cognitive therapy
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Pain management
- Dysphagia management
- Ventilator weaning
- Wound Care
In addition, we offer support groups for patients and caregivers to expand treatment and to allow those with common challenges to share experiences, explore resources, encourage one another, and to help teach each other how to best navigate their circumstances.
Why Long-Term Acute Care?
Most people who need inpatient hospital services are admitted to an “acute care” hospital for a relatively short amount of time. But patients with medically complex conditions may be referred to a long-term acute care hospital (LTACH) — which is also certified as an acute hospital — for continued care beyond their original hospital stay.
This type of patient is transferred from an acute hospital’s intensive or critical care unit or medical surgical floor unit to a long-term acute care hospital like Laredo Specialty Hospital to receive additional long-term or critical care services. LTACHs specialize in treating patients who may have more than one serious condition, but who may improve with time and care and return home.