• Subacute Unit

    Kindred Hospital Louisville offers subacute care for patients who require comprehensive, interdisciplinary inpatient rehabilitation as well as for patients who do not meet the admission criteria to an acute rehabilitation unit prior to being discharged home or to an alternative facility. The subacute unit is able to provide a wide range of services in addition to the hospital's extensive LTAC services. When combined, Kindred Hospital Louisville is able to offer a full continuum of services to our patients, residents, and family members.

    The Kindred Hospital Louisville Subacute Unit consists of 47 beds and is located on the third floor. All beds are dually certified Medicare/Medicaid. The unit is also contracted with the major managed care providers in the area. The unit offers complimentary individual phones, cable TV, and internet capabilities. Subacute patients usually require between 45 to 720 minutes of therapy a week and/or wound care, IV therapy management, daily suctioning, respiratory care, tube feeding, management of an array of clinically complex care including pneumonia, diabetes and chemotherapy.

    Subacute services include:

    • advanced respiratory therapy care, including chronic ventilator management
    • medication therapies, including IV antibiotics and, peripheral and central line management
    • wound care services, including negative pressure wound therapy
    • short-term rehabilitation therapies, including S/P orthopedic replacements and surgeries, and S/P CVA.

    Other medical capabilities the subacute unit offers our patients/residents include:

    • in-house diagnostic capabilities, including laboratory and radiology
    • medical emergency team for clinical emergencies
    • multitude of attending and consulting medical staff
    • interdisciplinary management and discharge planning of subacute patients


    Five-Star Rating, June 2017
    5 Star Rating
    Kindred Hospital Louisville Subacute Unit has been honored with a Five-Star rating in June 2017 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). CMS created the Five-Star Quality Rating System to help consumers, their families, and caregivers compare subacute units more easily and to help identify areas about which you may want to ask questions. The quality rating system gives each nursing home a rating of between 1 and 5 stars. Subacute units with 4 or 5 stars are considered to have “above average” quality.

    Deficiency-Free Survey, 2016
    Our center received a deficiency-free survey from the Department of Health. State regulations require each facility to be thoroughly surveyed and evaluated on areas such as safety, quality of care, patient rights, food service, nursing care and administration - we excelled in meeting all of these requirements. Each state conducts these onsite inspections that determine whether its nursing homes meet the minimum Medicare and Medicaid quality and performance standards. The State conducts inspections of each nursing home that participates in Medicare and/or Medicaid about once a year. The inspection team consists of trained inspectors, including at least one registered nurse.

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    Kindred Hospital Louisville Subacute Unit
    1313 St. Anthony Drive
    Louisville, KY 40204
    PHONE: (502) 587-7001
    FAX: (502) 627-1237

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