Long-Term Acute Care

At Northern Colorado Long Term Acute 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 Johnstown, Colorado and the surrounding area.

Long-Term Acute Care Services
At Northern Colorado Long Term Acute 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)
  • Burns
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Dysphagia
  • Decubitus/Pressure Ulcers
  • Degenerative Diseases
  • Diabetes
  • Drug-Resistant Infections (MRSA, VRE)
  • Emphysema
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Lymphedema
  • Neurological Diseases or Injuries
  • Pneumonia
  • Renal Disease/Failure
  • Rheumatoid Diseases
  • Trauma

If you have a question about whether we provide treatment for a condition or diagnosis not listed, please email or call us at 970.619.3400.

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.

Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital features all private rooms, including a four-bed high-observation 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 and an outdoor therapy courtyard.

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 patients receive 24-hour nursing and respiratory care services with daily physician management.

Other services we provide include:

  • Speech, memory and cognitive therapy
  • On-Site Laboratory Services
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Pain management
  • Dysphagia management
  • Ventilator weaning
  • Wound Care

We also provide outpatient services to patients who are no longer required to be in the hospital, but still need physical, occupational and/or speech therapy to help them continue to recover fully.

Support Groups
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.

Currently, we offer the following support groups:

Cure PSP — 2nd Friday of every month 1-4pm

Stroke Support Group — 3rd Tuesday of every month 4-5:30pm

Brain Injury Professional Network — Dates vary

HomeHealth Roundtable — 4th Thursday of every month 3-4pm

Nationally Recognized: We have received national recognition for our respiratory care services from the American Association for Respiratory Care, meeting safety and quality standards.

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 to a long-term acute care hospital like Northern Colorado Long Term Acute Hospital to receive additional long-term or critical care services.