I came to Glacial Ridge after hip surgery. It may sound odd, but I enjoyed being there. I was most impressed with the staff. Everyone from the kitchen employees to the doctors was very friendly, and everyone seemed happy to be working there. I enjoyed the good care and have already recommended Swing Bed at Glacial Ridge to a woman who is having a hip replacement soon. I had a room that was practically on the lake and every night I saw the sunset reflected on snow and ice. I’m feeling better than I have in two years. I have energy now and love the way I feel.
Swing Bed provides an extended care option for individuals who are recovering from an injury or illness and are not yet able to care for themselves at home. Glacial Ridge Health System is committed to helping patients focus on healing and getting stronger so they can regain their independence and return home.
Even if you were transferred and treated or had surgery at another facility, you can request to return to Glacial Ridge Hospital for your continued recovery.
Why Swing Bed?
Our services provide care to patients who have situations such as:
- Recovering from joint replacement or other types of surgery such as vascular or abdominal
- Recovering from a stroke or an accident
- Repeated hospitalizations
- Wounds which are not healing or need special care
Other individuals may need assistance with:
- Pain Management
- Nutritional Therapy
I had a total replacement of my right knee on June 6th. The surgery was done in the new operating facility of Glacial Ridge Hospital, and the care after surgery was excellent. I didn’t have to leave my room to travel to a swing bed; some hospitals don’t have swing bed. The nurses and aides were so careful about all the aspects of my recovery. They truly did TLC. Having all these services under one roof – surgery, aftercare, swing bed, and therapy – is so comfortable and sensible. I couldn’t be more pleased. We are indeed blessed with a wonderful full-service hospital and wonderful caregivers.
Patients are provided an individualized care program based on thorough evaluations and their specific needs. Our caring team is comprised of registered nurses, physicians, dietary educators, pharmacists, social services, respiratory therapist, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, and a wound care specialist. They work together to provide quality care and the resources you need to recover. Our staff is there every step of the way to provide you the heartfelt care you expect from us.
Swing Bed is a positive, intermediate step between acute care and home, often covered by Medicare and private insurance.