What is Mary Free Bed at Sparrow’s Day Rehab Program?

  • If you’re searching for intensive rehabilitation care that would normally take place in a skilled nursing facility but would also like the ability to live at home
  • Treatment focused on transition to home, work, and community life
  • Patients scheduled with outpatient Physical Therapists, Occupational Therapists and/or Speech Therapists as recommended by a provider

Location: 2911 Eyde Parkway, Ste. 120 | East Lansing, MI 48823

Hours: Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Services Provided

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Caregiver support


Criteria for Admission

Caregiver must be present if physical/cognitive supervision is needed (i.e. assist with medication management, toileting, etc.)

  • Able to tolerate and would benefit from two to four hours of therapy
  • Ability to get to Mary Free Bed at Sparrow (on own or with community transportation)
  • In need of two or more disciplines
  • Age 16 or older

How to join the Day Rehab Program 

  • Have your hospital discharge planning team or community primary care provider write a signed order for physical therapy, occupational therapy and/or speech therapy. (A script for at least 2 therapy disciplines should be written to best utilize the day program’s treatment model). 
  • External Physicians: Fax script to 517.253.4030 with request of Physician or primary care provider to Day Rehab 
  • If there are any other questions or concern regarding the referral process, please call the Office Coordinator at 517.333.8980.


Typical Diagnoses Served

  • Brain injury (traumatic and non-traumatic)
  • Spinal cord injury (traumatic and non-traumatic)
  • Multiple trauma
  • Stroke
  • Deconditioning
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Oncology
  • Other 


Program Goals

  • Improved coordination of care to promote recovery
  • Timing and scheduling for optimal Patient benefit
  • Decreased length of rehabilitation
  • Frequency of visits/per week and length of stay in the program are tailored to each individual Patient




Beth Spitzley, PT, MSPT
Physical Therapist
Beth.spitzley@sparrow.org



Katie Wright M.A., CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Katharine.wright@sparrow.org



Jean Weygandt, OTR/L, ATP

Occupational Therapist
Jean.weygandt@sparrow.org