Transitional Care Program

The Laurels of Canton places great value in our ability to make a guest's transition through the health care system as comfortable and beneficial as possible. The Laurels Transitional Care focuses on the coordination and continuity of healthcare, from hospital to home. The Laurels of Canton has partnered with a number of hospitals, physician groups and home health agencies in developing this program.

In addition to direct care nurses, The Laurels utilizes experienced Nurse Practitioners and RNs (Nurse Navigators) to oversee the intake of clinical information from the hospital, perform timely admission assessments, oversee care plan development and assist in discharge planning. The Laurels of Canton has expanded in-house physician coverage to seven days per week. The Nurse Navigators and The Laurels enhance physician coverage, identify and respond to any clinical issues that could result in slowed progress or a hospital readmission. The Laurels of Canton is among 5% of U.S. nursing facilities utilizing COMS Daylight IQ clinical assessment software. This cutting edge tool has allowed users to reduce returns to hospital by 40% and will assist The Laurels in reducing its hospital returns even further. Creating a Legacy by Exceeding the Needs and Expectations of Those We Serve, while Embracing The Laurel Way.

Unlike many other nursing facilities, The Laurels of Canton therapists are available seven days per week to maximize each guest's recovery. Prior to a guest going home, The Laurels Transitional Care staff will perform a home assessment if appropriate, and identify any equipment or modifications that would enhance the guest's recovery or safety. Guest and family education is geared toward the specific diagnoses of the guest. In addition, The Laurels of Canton will coordinate with the guest's home health care company and contact the family physician to make sure all follow-up care is scheduled.