Our Swing Bed program allows your physician to "swing" your level of care from an acute level to a rehab level while keeping you in a hospital setting. Our Swing Bed program gives you more time to recover and gain your strength before leaving the hospital. Skilled nursing and rehabilitation services are available through our swing bed program. Services for patients recovering from orthopedic surgery, fracture, stroke, receiving IV medication therapy, wound care needs, or decreased strength/mobility allowing more time to recover.
You receive therapy based on your individual plan to meet self-care goals set by you and your swing bed team. Your team meets weekly, or as frequently as needed to discuss goals and discharge plans based on your needs.
Our Swing Bed unit staff works with you to improve your overall condition. We have a skilled nursing staff that works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with activities of daily living, administer medications and/or treatments and help you use the skills learned in the Swing Bed Program to get you on with your life.
For further information please contact:Alexis Davidson, Swing Bed Coordinator
Respite Care is the short-term temporary relief for family members from the daily responsibilities of caring for a loved one who is ill, injured or frail. It is an opportunity to "recharge your batteries."
Deckerville Community Hospital offers short term respite care to provide family members with some time off and peace of mind knowing that their family member is being well cared for. This allows for a more healthy family relationship and time fore the caregiver to focus on his or her own personal needs.
It is important that caregivers be able to participate in outside activities, and getting away for a vacation can be vital. However, it may seem impossible for caregivers to do. There may also be times when you need to have a break because other demands conflict with your caregiving; for example, attending a family function, a child's activity, a fully day of important errand running, or other situations that arise.
Deckerville Community Hospital is proud to be on of the only facilities in our area that offers short term respite care. We can provide respite care for your loved one for a minimum of 24 hours up to 3 weeks. Our staff monitors and provides around the clock care, giving you the assurance that we will take the best care of your loved one while you "recharge your battery" or take care of other necessities. We would be happy to discuss the levels of care that are available as well as the detailed services we can provide for your loved one by contacting us at (810)376-2835.
Sanilac County Walk to Remember is offering support to family caregivers. Each qualified family member is allowed up to $750 per 6-month period to help pay for respite care. For more information and to find out if you qualify, call us at (810)376-7015.
Patients requiring further skilled care following their stay at Deckerville Community Hospital can be matched with community resources including hospice, homecare, long-term care, and Region VII Area Agency on Aging. The patient’s unique needs and qualifications will be matched to the appropriate service. The patient will be given choices from local companies offering the services they need, and a referral will be sent to the company of his/her choice.
For further information please contact:Christine Slivka
810-376-2835 ext. 238