Transitional Care (Sub-Acute Care)
For many patients, a hospital visit is only one aspect of a total treatment plan. Those recovering from a traumatic injury, serious illness or complex surgery, or older adults dealing with chronic health issues, may require transitional care to ensure the best possible recovery.
The Medicare/Medicaid program, Swing Bed, is a transitional care program.
Transitional care is designed to enhance the patients' and caregivers' ability to manage their care and helps patients avoid complications. East Morgan County Hospital initiates these efforts during the hospital stay and continues after discharge.
The team includes various members of the hospital staff and can include:
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech therapists
- Respiratory therapists
- Care coordinators
Transitional care helps plan proper post-discharge care. Whether the patient moves to a different facility, requires home care or begins outpatient rehabilitation, this important planning is accomplished with the active engagement of patients and their family.
East Morgan County Hospital is happy to coordinate the continuity of care in collaboration with each patient’s physician.
Patients who no longer require hospitalization but are not yet ready to return home have the option of sub-acute care. East Morgan County Hospital provides both skilled nursing care and comprehensive rehabilitation services.
Skilled nursing provides 24-hour care by licensed nurses. Rehabilitation, also known as outpatient therapy, provides physical therapy and related services to those recovering from surgery or injury. It can also reduce the impact of chronic conditions, build strength and optimize mobility and function.
For more information on our sub-acute program, please call (970) 842-6236.