Long Term Acute Care Programs


Vibra can now take short stay patients with chronic conditions and admit patients directly from Emergency Room, physician offices and SNF facilities. 

We can defeat readmissions and manage chronic care patients.

Our Programs Overview

Vibra Hospital of Northern California is an 88-bed hospital specializing in Long Term Acute Care (LTAC), Transitional Care Unit (TCU), and Outpatient Rehabilitation (OR).

In partnership with local hospitals, we have determined there is an ongoing need for both long term acute care and transitional care in our region. In fact, we are the only LTAC facility between Folsom, CA and Portland, OR. We serve as an important resource to families struggling with the need to travel in support of their loved ones as they recover from surgery or cope with an extended acute illness.

Our LTAC programs include a comprehensive pulmonary protocol in which a board certified pulmonologist and critical care physician oversee the program as our medical director. Another service line component is the Complex Wound Management Program. A multidisciplinary team including physicians with experience in wound management and specialized training direct the care.

In addition, our TCU team is focused on orthopedic and neurological conditions requiring rehabilitation.

We welcome you to tour our state-of-the-art facility and discover for yourself why we are "the" choice for physicians in post acute care.

  • Long Term Acute Care (LTAC)
  • Transitional Care Unit (Skilled Nursing)
  • Outpatient Rehabilitation (OR)

LTAC's serve patients with medically complex conditions requiring extended hospitalization in an acute care setting. Many of the patients are admitted directly from short stay hospital intensive care units or medical/surgical floors with respiratory ventilator dependent or other complex medical conditions.

Licensed as an acute care hospital, LTAC's differ from chronic care settings in that they focus on treating critically ill or high acquity patients in an intensive way using specialized treatment programs geared to the patient's illness and requirements. The goal is medical recovery and return to home and family. 

LTAC Programs and Services

Pulmonary/Ventilator Management:

  • Ventilator weaning/placement/home vent training
  • Pulmonary assessment/intervention: in-house Pulmonologists, 24/7 RT

Pulmonary hygiene/secretion management and respiratory support:

  • Chest percussion
  • Frequent tracheo-bronchial suctioning
  • Nebulizer treatments
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Thoracentesis, paracentesis
  • STAT ABG’s

Intensive wound care program

  • Sharps debridement, wound vacs
  • Wound Care Certified RN’s and two specially trained wound physicians

Long term IV antibiotic therapy

Infectious disease management

Multi-system complications

Neurological rehabilitation:

  • Brain, spine cord, and stroke
  • Renal disease with or without dialysis (in-house dialysis)
  • Registered Dietitians for nutrition assessment and management
  • PIC line certified RN’s

Nursing services:

  • Ostomy care/teaching
  • Blood administration
  • Feeding tubes
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapies
  • Case Management/Social Services


Transitional Care Unit (TCU)

The Transitional Care Unit (TCU) is the bridge between the acute hospital setting and home care for patients with a wide array of rehabilitation and medical needs. Our setting provides an expanded continuum of services not typically provided for in Skilled Nursing Facilities

TCU Programs and Services

  • Neurological Rehabilitation
  • Pre and Post Operative Joint Care
  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy
  • Pain control
  • Clinical Dietitian on staff for Nutritional Needs
  • Home evaluations by a Multidisciplinary Team to Evaluate Safety and Equipment Needs
  • Board Certified Physiatrists directing and providing rehabilitation care since 1991

Outpatient Physical Rehabilitation Program

Our Outpatient Neurological and Orthopedic Physical Rehabilitation program offers hour-long one-on-one evaluations with a licensed therapist. Our professional staff emphasizes self-management skills and home program instruction with the potential to progress to an independent gym or pool program in our facility after discharge.

Orthopedic Rehabilitation

  • Spine and Extremity Rehabilitation

Neurological Rehabilitation

  • Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy evaluation and treatment with a comprehensive team approach.

Vertigo, Dizziness and Balance Services

Wound Care

  • Assessment, debridement and instruction to patient and/or caregiver in proper dressing change technique.

Speech Therapy

  • Our Speech Language Pathologists are professionals dedicated to treating communication disorders including speech, language and swallowing deficits.