INPATIENT CARE/william P. clough extended care center
SPECIALIZED CARE UNIT (SCU)
The four-bed Specialized Care Unit is equipped with sophisticated monitoring systems and staffed with
nurses who are certified in advanced life support and critical care nursing. The Special Care Unit provides
constant monitoring and personalized treatment for patients who are critically ill.
Skilled/Swing Beds allow patients who need a short period of skilled nursing or rehabilitation services
following discharge from an acute care setting to stay at New London Hospital, rather than being moved to
an out-of-town nursing facility. Some patients may be transferred from another acute care facility for a
short recovery period prior to returning to their home.
This department provides Social Services to the inpatient population, ambulatory setting, and extended
care residents. Collaborating with the health care team, patients, their families and the community, Social
Services provides a continuity of care that promotes a smooth transition from the hospital to home or elder
WILLIAM P. CLOUGH EXTENDED CARE CENTER
The residents don’t live in our facility. We work in their home.” More than words, these thoughts reflect
the way we work at The William P. Clough Extended Care Center of New London Hospital. Our 58-bed
facility is small and our staff-to-resident ratio is higher than many other elder care facilities. A group of
three hospitalists (medical doctors with a special interest in geriatrics) provides on-site care to the
residents five days a week. There is never a lengthy ambulance ride to a distant hospital or confusion due
to unavailable medical records, as emergent care with the New London Hospital Emergency Services is in
the same building.
SKILLED CARE PROGRAM
The Skilled Care Program is designed as a transitional program for patients following surgery or treatment
in the hospital. Fifty-six percent of our skilled care residents are able to return to their home environment.
PERSONALIZED HEALTH CARE SERVICES
Highly skilled physicians on site
Immediate access to a full-service hospital
Immediate access to a pharmacy
Physical, occupational and speech therapy
MEANINGFUL AND STIMULATING SOCIAL INTERACTION
Arts and crafts
Engaging social activities
Games to stimulate residents both mentally and physically