Transitional Care at Valor Health

Transitional Care supports patients recovering from an acute illness or surgery who no longer require acute hospital care but are not yet ready to go home. We will work closely with your discharging acute care hospital to ensure a safe transition to our Transitional Care Program. 

Hospital Main Line: (208) 365-3561

Admission Inquiries: (208) 901-3206

Fax Number: (208) 365-3578

We provide you with the highest quality care, close to home. Our Team is especially equipped to meet the needs of even the most complex patients, including:

  • After Complex Surgery- Cardiac, orthopedic, abdominal and more
  • Respiratory Needs- Specialized treatments and support
  • Wound Care- Special attention for wound healing
  • Intravenous (I.V.) Antibiotics- To treat a variety of infection
  • Specialized Therapy- Including physical, occupational, speech and respiratory, and an array of supportive services

Why Choose Valor Health?

Valor Health Transitional Care is supported with evidence-based best practices through a partnership with Allevant Solutions developed by Mayo Clinic and Select Medical.

We provide:

  • A personalized plan of care.
  • Bedside Rounds that engage you, your family, and your care team to help you reach your goals.
  • Hospital level nurse staffing to keep you safe and meet your needs.
  • Promotes a home-like environment accommodating family and individualized activity programs, as well as therapy in several environments.
  • Our on-site physician, therapy, radiology, laboratory, and pharmacy teams will address all your medical needs.

Our Transitional Care Program is centered on teamwork, communication, and collaboration. Your care team will work with you and your loved ones on a personalized plan, support your goals, and meet with you on a regular basis to celebrate successes and adjust the plan.

Commonly Asked Questions

How long do patients typically stay in Transitional Care?
Most stays in Transitional Care are a few days to a few weeks, however, some patients may stay for up to 100 days if they have daily qualifying skilled care needs. The majority of patients in our program improve their health and rehabilitation status during their stay, and the majority of program patients who lived at home prior to their hospitalization are discharged back home after Transitional Care.
Is Transitional Care covered by my insurance plan?
Transitional Care is predominantly covered by the Medicare “Swing Bed” benefit. Some other insurance providers may cover this care as well. If you are having a planned hospitalization and think you might need care after your stay, we can check if Transitional Care would be covered so you can plan ahead of time to come to our programs.
Why is the program called “Transitional Care” and is it the same as “Swing Bed”?
Our program is called Transitional Care because it is a model focused on helping patients transition from a hospital stay to their highest level of independence at home or in another setting. We use hospital-level resources, team processes, best practices, and extra clinical education to support this “transition”. Since most patients receive this care under Medicare, this level of care is sometimes also referred to as “Swing Bed.”
How is Transitional Care different from the care received at a Skilled Nursing Facility or nursing home?
Because we are a hospital, we can deliver Transitional Care with high levels of safety, quality, and flexibility with hospital-based resources including on-site lab, radiology, and immediate access to physicians and other caregivers. Our hospital-based Transitional Care program provides up to 2 – 3 times more available nurse hours per patient day compared to most skilled nursing facilities. We hold Bedside Rounds with patient, family, and care team together on a scheduled basis, so everyone understands your plan of care, identifies things that need to be addressed, and plans for a safe discharge.