Swing Bed Program

Swing Bed Program

Swing Bed is a Medicare program designed to provide additional inpatient care to those needing extra time to heal or strengthening. The term “Swing Bed” refers to the use of hospital beds for either acute or skilled nursing care. Our Swing Bed Program offers a much-needed service for patients who no longer need acute hospital care, but do need skilled nursing or therapy care to complete their recovery.

Services we provide:

  • PT/OT/Speech
  • Established trach care
  • Wound Care (including wound vacs)
  • IV antibiotics
  • Post-surgical Care
  • Respiratory
  • Nutrition (including TPN)
  • Examples of diagnoses that may meet Swing Bed criteria:
  • Stroke Recovery
  • Diabetes
  • Rehabilitation following major surgical procedures, such as hip or knee replacements
  • Pain management in terminal illness
  • Amputations, traumatic injuries
  • Conditions requiring IV therapy
  • Wound care

Our Swing Bed Program offers patients:

  • A seamless transition from acute to follow-up care
  • The assurance of an accredited hospital setting
  • 24- hour care provided by a team of skilled nurses, nurses, physicians, and therapists
  • The comfort and familiarity of a local hospital
  • Access to diagnostic services if necessary
  • Convenience near to loved ones and friends
  • No Chest X-Ray or TB Skin Test required
  • All Private Rooms
  • Patient must have been hospitalized in an acute care setting for a day period within the last 30 days to qualify.

Our Referral Process

During your hospital stay, your Nurse Case Manager will monitor your progress and coordinate your discharge plans with your Physician. If appropriate, they will send a referral to our Swing Bed Coordinator. The Swing Bed Coordinator will verify your insurance coverage and determine if you meet criteria. If you feel you need additional care, ask your Case Manager or Physician about Swing Bed. Swing Bed Coordinator 662-319-2084 Referral Fax Line 662-319-8701