Following an illness or injury, you may reach a point where you are well enough to leave the hospital but are not able to care for yourself at home. You may be eligible if you have been in the hospital longer than three days. As a result, you may need skilled care services. In addition, you may need the care of a registered nurse around the clock. Or you may need treatment that includes extensive rehabilitation.
We offer three options to help patients ease the transition between hospital and home. Our case managers work closely with you and your family to help select the best option for you. Your payment sources and services you need will determine which option is best for you. As a result, you are matched with the best environment you need for your situation. Because of that, you can fully recover from your illness or injury.
Swing Bed Programs
We offer Swing Beds at Ephraim McDowell Fort Logan Hospital and Ephraim McDowell James B. Haggin Hospital. This is a short-term, temporary placement. It is for patients who require a skilled level of nursing care. Services may include IV therapy, pain management, palliative care, wound care, or physical, occupational, or speech therapy. Medicare, Medicare HMO, Veterans Affairs, and most private insurance companies cover these services for eligible patients.
McDowell Place of Danville features 98 apartments that offer independent and assisted living. Memory care services are also available for individuals living with dementia or other types of memory loss. Personal care and respite care services are also offered. Residents in assisted living receive assistance with activities of daily living. This includes self-administration of medications. Residents in personal care receive primary care from a nurse, including medication administration. Respite care is for short-term stays to recuperate from a recent hospital stay, surgery, or fall. Palliative care is also available.
Our residents may contract with an outside home health agency for some services they may need. These include physical, occupational, or speech therapy. In addition, they can include IV therapy, skilled treatments for wound care, and respiratory therapy. We accept residents who self-pay for their stay. We also accept some long-term care insurance and Veterans Affairs benefits.
Ephraim McDowell Home Health
We are proud to offer home health care through the area’s most experienced home health agency, Ephraim McDowell Home Health. The agency has a tradition of service dating back more than 40 years. We have been providing quality, convenient health care to patients in the comfort of their homes. We deliver hospital-quality nursing, physical, occupational, and speech therapy, and nursing aide care.