The Specialty Hospital at Levindale Is Very Special
Helene King, media relations coordinator at LifeBridge Health
Levindale Hebrew Geriatric Center and Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland continues its quest to set new standards for elder care.
Everyone already knows that Levindale provides a warm, cozy, “hamish” ambiance focusing on the best quality of life and spiritual well-being for its long-term care residents. After all, it is built on the Jewish values of family and community with a true celebration of life: “L’chaim!”
In fact in the newest wing, known as the Households, every resident has a suite with a private bedroom and bathroom. Each household also has a bright, beautiful kitchen, hearth areas, dens and a lovely town center with a synagogue, a gift shop and exhibits from the Jewish Museum of Maryland.
However, what everyone may not know is that there is much more to Levindale. The Specialty Hospital at Levindale allows patients who are discharged from an acute care hospital to continue receiving the necessary medical treatment and monitoring required with ongoing serious illnesses and/or complex medical ailments. These conditions include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Cardiac conditions
- Respiratory infections, swelling and failure
- Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
- Ventilator support
- Complex wound care
- Bone infections
- Post-operative or post-traumatic infections with major complications
- Kidney failure
The team at the Specialty Hospital at Levindale includes more than100 credentialed physicians with an in-house staff of doctors and physician assistants who provide treatment 24 hours/day, seven days a week.
Levindale also has highly skilled nurses; rehabilitation professionals who include speech-language pathologists and respiratory, physical and occupational therapists; certified dietitians; social workers; and chaplains. Additionally, Levindale has an onsite pharmacy.
The Specialty Hospital at Levindale is accredited by the Joint Commission, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), and the Maryland State Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of Healthcare Quality.
Besides the Specialty Hospital and long-term care areas, Levindale operates two medical adult day services centers, as well as a partial hospitalization program and an outpatient mental health clinic. All of these services are designed to give elders the tools that they need to lead fulfilling lives in the community for as long as they can. These programs also provide participants’ family members with much needed time to take care of life’s other necessities.
Levindale takes great pride in staying at the forefront of the ever-expanding frontier of elder care. Most importantly, however – and at the heart of everything – Levindale’s team wants patients and residents to know that they can expect to be treated with the privacy, dignity, respect and compassion that they deserve.
Levindale is part of LifeBridge Health, one of the largest, most comprehensive providers of health services in Maryland. LifeBridge Health also includes Sinai Hospital, Northwest Hospital, and related subsidiaries and affiliates. For more information, visit www.lifebridgehealth.org.