Transitional Care Units

The family of Elizabeth (Betty) B. would like to thank you for the abundant kindness, care and concern you provided our dear Mom while she was at Whittier. Your jobs and the services you provide are challenging. Not everyone is cut out for that line of work, but we would like to commend you and your organization for putting together a staff to be proud of. While we were blessed to have received excellent care from the staff at Whittier, we would like to give special thanks for the sincere kindness showed to our Mom, Betty, and to our family by Liz and her co-workers. These ladies and men are a true credit to the nursing profession and we wish them the best in all of their future endeavors.


Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital Westborough

Whittier’s Transitional Care Units offer 
short-term rehabilitative care to ease your transition back to home and community.


Getting home after your acute rehab stay or orthopedic surgery can be a challenging experience. Whittier is there for you with all of your post-op needs!

Whittier’s Transitional Care Units offer short-term rehabilitative care for those patients who need additional time to transition to home safely after their hospital stay. Located right inside our Bradford and Westborough hospitals, the expert daily care of our physicians, nurses and therapists will help you to return home as soon as possible and to function independently and at the highest level possible.  Your post operative plan is catered to your surgeon’s protocols, and your care is a collaboration of our doctors and your surgeon.

The Transitional Care Units are state-of-the-art facilities with LCD flat screen TVs for each patient and Wi-Fi access available to all patients and visitors. 

The Transitional Care Units specialize in aggressive, short term rehabilitation for their patients.  

Whittier Bradford Transitional Care Unit is run by
Administrator Gajinder Hoonjan, Medical Director Dr. Paul Liguori,
and Director of Nursing Services Theresa Craig.

Whittier Westborough Transitional Care Unit is run by
Administrator Greg Messina, Medical Director Dr. John Turchetta,
and Director of Nursing Services Jemimah Kariuki.

Whittier uses a team approach to get you home:

  • Board Certified Attending Physiatrist
  • Specialty Consulting Physicians
  • Dedicated Nursing Team
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Case Manager
  • Social Worker
  • Activities Director

Whittier Transitional Care Units are your places to rehab after spinal surgery, or total knee and hip replacement—and these are just a few of the diagnoses we can handle!  Call us for more information.

Referrals to the Transitional Care Unit at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital-Bradford or in Westborough may be made by calling our Central Admissions Office Network referral hotline at (800) 442-1717 and a Medical Care Evaluator will be contacted.

Medicare and Private Pay Accepted

We currently accept patients with Medicare or patients who choose to pay privately.

Whittier Rehabilitation Hospitals are  accredited by the Joint Commission.
Joint Commission Notice: The public may contact the Joint Commission’s Office of Quality Monitoring to report any concerns or register complaints about a Joint Commission-accredited health care organization by either calling 800/994-6610 or e-mailing complaint@jointcommission.org.

 

NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE WHITTIER BRADFORD TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT

Since May 8, 2020, Bradford Transitional Care Unit has had 4 confirmed cases of COVID-19. In addition, Bradford TCU has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. 

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Bradford TCU. On July 9, 2020: 

• 0 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
• 4 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
• 46 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.  
• It has been 30 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.

Mitigating actions that Bradford Transitional Care Unit is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular facemasks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.

Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.

There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.

NOTIFICATIONS OF COVID-19 CONDITIONS INSIDE WHITTIER WESTBOROUGH TRANSITIONAL CARE UNIT

Since May 8, 2020, Westborough Transitional Care Unit has had 1 confirmed case of COVID-19. In addition, Westborough TCU has had 0 clusters of three or more residents/staff with new onset of respiratory symptoms within 72 hours of each other. 

Here is a more detailed update regarding the prevalence of COVID-19 in Westborough TCU. On July 9, 2020: 

• 0 residents or staff have confirmed COVID-19. When a resident tests positive, we notify residents and their representative(s) of their condition and implement protocols for their care and treatment. We also follow guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), including return to work guidance, for staff who test positive.
• 1 residents and staff have recovered from COVID-19.
• 45 residents and staff have tested negative for COVID-19.  
• It has been 51 days since a new resident or staff member has tested positive.

Mitigating actions that Westborough Transitional Care Unit is taking to prevent/reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19 include the following: altering or suspending normal operations of the facility pursuant to CMS/CDC/DPH guidelines, including limitation of visitors and social distancing and separation of residents; screening employees every shift; requiring employees to use PPE as indicated, including N95 and regular facemasks, gowns, face shields, gloves, and droplet precautions equipment; increasing cleaning and sanitizing, including sanitizing with Clean Republic Hypochlorous Acid Disinfectant; providing new admissions with cloth masks and providing education to them on the use of the masks, hand hygiene and cough etiquette; distancing of residents; limiting residents’ movements outside their rooms; and separating COVID-19 positive residents from other residents.

Whittier Health Network performed COVID-19 testing for residents and employees at the Facility in May of 2020.

There is a nationwide shortage of PPE, however there is currently adequate PPE in this facility.

Whittier Transitional Care Units

Admissions: (800) 442-1717

Bradford:
145 Ward Hill Avenue
Bradford, MA 01835
Phone: (978) 478-3888
Fax: (978) 478-3127
20-Bed Transitional Care Unit
Directions

Westborough:
150 Flanders Road
Westborough, MA 01581
Phone: (508) 870-2222
Fax: (978) 478-3028
19-Bed Transitional Care Unit
Directions