Swing Bed Program
Meeting the needs of patients in our community.
- It provides you with the option of continuing your stay at our hospital to promote rehabilitation and aid in your recovery, instead of transferring to another facility for your recovery.
- You can transfer to the Community Memorial Swing Bed Program if you have received inpatient hospital care at another hospital and need rehabilitation and recovery before going home.
Your Swing Bed Team
A team of physicians, pharmacists, nurses, case managers, social service providers, dietary technicians, activity, physical and occupational therapists work together with you and your family/caregivers to ensure you are receive all the care you need to improve.
Advantages of Swing Bed
During your hospital stay you may reach a point in your recovery where you no longer require hospitalization but are not physically ready to return to your home. The Swing Bed Program offers an alternative level of care to extend your stay in the hospital until you can safely be discharged, and therefore is typically of short duration.
- Swing Bed offers 24-hour skilled nursing care, plus the benefit of rehabilitation therapies to help transition home or to another setting.
- Swing Bed can be utilized to help rehabilitate from surgery, illness, or accident.
- Swing Bed is a transition from the hospital before going home, allowing time to heal and adjust before returning to everyday life.
- Our main purpose is to provide you the necessary care through a collaborative team approach, facilitating therapists and skilled nursing to obtain the optimal outcome possibly.
- Your physician will help determine whether your condition requires skilled level of care.
Medicare Part A will generally pay for Swing Bed if the patient meets the following Medicare criteria:
- Your Swing Bed care must be related to an acute hospital stay.
- You must need skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitative services on a daily basis, and must be complex enough that services must be performed by or under the supervision of professional or technical personnel.
- You must have had a three-night qualifying stay in an acute care setting in the past 30 days.
Many commercial insurance plans also offer a Swing Bed benefit which would need to be verified by the hospital prior to an admission to Swing Bed.