IRON COUNTY HOSPITAL
When you’ve had surgery, you want to get better as soon as possible. An effective physical therapy treatment plan can help you like your old self again. Your rehabilitation therapy plan will be beneficial for your ailments and injuries. Our licensed physical therapists have extensive knowledge in therapies to help restore your body’s functioning.
We see people as individuals. We try to improve your overall functional ability so you can get back to work, play and more after your injury.
Improve your overall well-being
If you have neck or back pain or arthritis, physical therapy can greatly benefit you as well. You’ll be back on your feet in no time when you choose Iron County Hospital for all of your physical therapy needs.
Personalized physical therapy services
Whether you are recovering from surgery or you suffer from frequent neck pain, our physical therapy services are here for you. We’ll develop a care plan specifically for you so that you’ll be feeling great again in no time. You’ll love our full sized gym filled with a variety of exercise equipment.
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We accept most insurance plans for physical therapy. Visit 301 N. Highway 21 or call 573-546-8026 to schedule your appointment.
Have you been diagnosed with a serious or chronic medical condition that requires some respiratory, physical, or medical therapy or a broad spectrum of palliative care? Does the thought of having to travel 30 to 120 miles away from home to receive these medical services bring you stress, anxiety and frustration? Take a deep breath and relax – because Iron County Hospital has a program specifically designed to help you recover from your stay at an acute hospital right here in your own back yard!
Most patients who are recovering from a severe injury, major surgery, or any number of serious medical conditions, would prefer to be home – not miles away from their loved ones and their comfort zone. A swing bed program provides the skilled care needed to enhance, support and expedite recovery – and may be just the program for you.
Patients who participate in Iron County Hospital’s (ICH) Swing Bed Program receive continuous, supervised nursing care with a strong emphasis on rehabilitation. The medical team that administers this program provides one-on-one services that focus on the patient’s ultimate goals – getting back to a productive lifestyle at home, protecting themselves from future injury, and being able to perform their daily routine activities quicker.
After two weeks in the ICH swing bed program, Mr. Don Wilcoxen shared his personal comments. “This was fantastic! I have been in lots of hospitals and this was the best,” he commented. “The staff was courteous and prompt, the food was great and it was a great convenience for my wife to visit anytime she wanted. We are so lucky to have this hospital and I want the entire community to know that.”
Married for over 70 years, Lyle and Alice Bryant were able to participate in the swing bed program together. They chose rooms directly across from each other and spent their days together. “It was so handy having a rehab program so close to home as it allowed our family and friends to visit regularly,” Lyle Bryant commented. “I was even able to leave on two occasions to see my surgeon and to take care of some banking business.” Alice Bryant quickly agreed. “The food was good and the nursing staff took really good care of us,” she stated. “We do not have anyone at home to take care of us – just each other. This program allowed us to be together during our rehabilitation as we have been most of our lives.”
To qualify for a hospital swing bed, patients must be enrolled in Medicare part A or have insurance that provides swing bed benefits. “Once a Medicare patient has been hospitalized at an acute care facility for three consecutive overnights within a 30-day period, they become eligible to participate in a swing bed program,” stated Charlotte Edelen, social services representative at Iron County Hospital. “We work through the Medicare paperwork process with the patient and, with a physician, develop an individualized rehabilitation and recovery plan that is quickly implemented. Throughout the program, patients are monitored by a medical team that includes a physician, nurses, a social services representative, a dietician, therapists and an activities director.”
According to Edelen, once a patient is approved for the program, Medicare part A covers swing bed care at 100% for the first 20 days and 80 percent after 21. The average swing bed patient stay is 10-14 days.
“Many private insurance companies also cover swing bed care,” said Edelen. “A case manager will assist a patient or family members in contacting their insurance providers to confirm eligibility and to get the process started,” she stated. “We are committed to help our patients in any way we can.”
Some of the more common conditions that may be appropriate for the swing bed program include stroke, brain injury, amputation, hip or knee replacement, orthopedic injury, respiratory or cardiac failure, cancer, infections requiring antibiotic therapy, back surgery or intractable pain.
For more information about Iron County Hospital’s Swing Bed Program, contact their Swing Bed Coordinator at 573-546-8054 or their Physical Therapy Department at 573-546-8026. Fax referrals may be sent to 573-546-1270.