Patient recovering from injuryIf you need more time and assistance to recover, we can help.

When your condition no longer requires hospitalization, but you still need rehabilitation or skilled nursing, you can remain at Grand River Hospital.  Utilizing Grand River Health’s Swing Bed services allows you to heal quickly, while still receiving the appropriate level of care until you can return home or enter a skilled nursing facility.

After an illness, injury or surgery, a patient may need additional skilled care before returning home from the hospital.

Your doctor may recommend a Medicare- or private insurance-funded program referred to as Swing Bed, which allows physicians to “swing” the level of care from acute to skilled rehabilitation. It provides the nursing care and rehabilitation services necessary to continue your recovery. The Swing Bed program is available at GRH and other rural hospitals throughout the United States. Medicare patients have the option to remain in or be transferred to their hometown hospital for rehabilitation.

Swing Bed patients receive the same quality of care as inpatients. The main differences are that Swing Bed patients no longer have acute-level medical needs, do not require constant nursing supervision, and no longer need to see their doctors on a daily basis.

What We Provide

Grand River Health combines nursing care with physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and an activity program customized just for you. We help you improve your mobility, become more independent and get back to your own daily routine as quickly as possible. Grand River Health’s rehabilitation services may be just what you need to restore your abilities and get you home soon.

I just want to let you know how grateful I am for all the care my mom had at your hospital and now at the care center! She felt safe, loved and cared for at the hospital, but was unsafe when she tried to go home. We were so relieved when Rachel was able to take mom back to the hospital on the swing bed program! Rachel was wonderful! We are so grateful now to have mom at the care center, where she once more feels loved, safe and cared for! She is thriving! It makes me want to find ways I can support an environment that reveres and treasures our elders. We love your care givers!

The Swing Bed Program is ideal for:

  • Recovery from major surgery or joint replacement
  • Rehabilitation after a stroke
  • IV medication therapy or nutritional therapy
  • Strength training after a lingering illness or prolonged hospitalization
  • Daily physical therapy, occupational therapy, and/or speech therapy

Swing Bed admission requires:

  • A three day acute care hospital stay within thirty days of admittance into the Swing Bed Program
  • Stable medical status
  • A daily skilled care need, or five days per week rehab need, which is directly related to the acute care hospitalization
  • Physician authorization and acceptance by Swing Bed Team
  • Participation in Medicare Part A, Medicaid or other qualified insurance plan
  • Safe discharge plan

Referrals can be faxed to our Case Manager at 970.625.7357