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Mary Free Bed at Home partners with Sunset for skilled home care services

Grand Rapids, Mich. – Officials from Sunset Communities will work with Mary Free Bed at Home to provide in-home services for its residents and members of the West Michigan community. Mary Free Bed at Home will deliver skilled nursing and rehabilitation care, while Sunset will continue to furnish all private duty services including homemaking, laundry, general assistance and daily check-ins.

Sixteen Sunset Home Services employees will join the Mary Free Bed at Home team. All Sunset residents who receive Sunset Home Services will continue their plan of care with Mary Free Bed at Home. Going forward, Sunset residents can take advantage of Mary Free Bed at Home’s additional programs, including vestibular therapy, stroke rehabilitation and complex wound care by wound-certified nurses.

“We’ve always focused on providing the best care in a spirit of Christian love for the residents and patients we serve,” said Steve Zuiderveen, Sunset’s president and chief executive officer. “For our skilled home services to continue to be successful in the future, we need to be part of a larger organization that can bring increased expertise and resources to those we serve.”

Theresa Sluiter, Mary Free Bed at Home’s director of clinical operations, added, “The opportunity to work with Sunset Home Services enables Mary Free Bed at Home to reach more seniors in West Michigan. We look forward to working together to provide exceptional care.”

About Mary Free Bed at Home
Mary Free Bed at Home is a Medicare-accredited, home health care agency. Services are conveniently provided in a patient’s home and include skilled nursing, physical and occupational therapy, speech-language pathology and medical social work. Additional programs include:

  • Diabetes education and management
  • Dementia care
  • Emergency alert system
  • Fall prevention
  • 24-hour nurse call line
  • Telehealth technology that monitors vital signs.

A joint venture between Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital and Residential Home Health, Mary Free Bed at Home serves 13 Michigan counties. For more information, visit www.maryfreebed.com/mary-free-bed-at-home.

About Sunset Retirement Communities and Services
A Christian nonprofit organization, Sunset Retirement Communities and Services provides multiple levels of senior living and care in West Michigan. For more information, visit www.sunsetcommunities.org

  • Sunset Manor & Villages – Senior living
  • Rose Garden – Assisted living
  • Waterford Place & Rehab Center – Senior living and rehabilitation
  • Brookcrest – Nursing and rehabilitation therapy
  • Meals at Home – Hot meals delivered to the doorstep
  • Hospice – Sunset partners with Emmanuel Hospice
  • Additional services – Sunset partners with Tandem365
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