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Franklin Skilled Unit

The Franklin Skilled Unit offers specialized inpatient care for patients who need additional rehabilitation to return to independent living, or who are awaiting placement in a nursing home.

“Skilled nursing” is post-hospitalization care for patients who require some ongoing rehabilitation services. At LRGHealthcare, skilled nursing patients are cared for at Franklin Regional Hospital by a care management team of professionals.

Almost Home Program

It can be scary for a patient to go home after a hospital stay; especially when living alone.  Recognizing this, LRGHealthcare created (and is the ONLY hospital to offer) the Almost Home program.

Through this program, staff provides patient education in a home-like environment where patients can practice their skills to care for themselves at home. They provide the education and experience to improve the patient's ability to understand the purpose of their medications and how to take them correctly, manage wound care, prepare meals, care for any respiratory needs, walk, climb stairs and get in/out of bed, any of the simple tasks many take for granted. 

With Almost Home staff can assess the patient abilities and send them home when ready, or arrange further assistance if needed.

For more information on the Franklin Skilled Unit, please call (603) 934-2060, ext. 8166.