The term swing bed refers to the way Medicare reimburses for the care provided to the patient. The patient stays in the same bed, but the level of care swings from acute to skilled rehabilitation.
The purpose of a swing bed program is to provide additional inpatient care to those needing extra time to heal or strengthen before returning home.
Since patients' needs vary, the type of healthcare varies as well. When the patient is first admitted, they will be assigned their own room and a plan of care will be developed. Even though the patient will not see the physician on a daily basis, they will still be monitored by nursing staff. The nursing staff will report any changes or additional needs to the physician. The plan of care will be reviewed every 5 to 7 days.
Our nursing staff provide 24 hour, skilled care including assistance in daily activities, IV therapy wound care, and patient/family teaching
Physical therapists assist in recovery by helping you came back your strength so you can resume life activities are there to see the patient 5 to 6 times
From oxygen therapy and breathing treatments to tracheotomy care, respiratory therapists assist patients to breathe easier and maintain optimum oxygenation.
Our speech therapist works closely with patients in need of cognitive relearning and swallowing issues to help bring patients back to full recovery
We will work directly with you and your family, in order to provide the services and resources you need
Nutrition is vital to a quick recovery. We want to meet both your personal and dietary needs.
Our staff will help you with activities based on your interests and hobbies
The goal of occupational therapist is to restore your daily living increase independence
Patients must have at least a 3-day stay as an acute patient and must also need some form of daily skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation service, which can only be provided in a skilled nursing facility.
- You have Medicare Part A and have days left in your benefit period available to use
- You have a consecutive three day inpatient hospitalizationYour doctor has determined that you need daily skilled care. Care must be given by, or under the supervision of, skilled nursing or rehabilitation staff
- Medicare pays for the entire daily cost for the 1st through the 20th day
- After the 20th day, Medicare pays the daily cost, except for the co-payment that you or a secondary insurance must pay
- Medicare coverage ends at midnight of the hundredth day
*Non Medicare insurance plans follow Medicare guidelines and also cover Swing Bed
Medicare coverage ends when your skilled care needs end. For non-Medicare patients the length of the stairs, determined by their private insurance plan.
*If the patient continues to need skilled nursing, or we have after their stay, the following options are available:
- Continue recovery at a nursing home
- Return home with home health services
- Return home with outpatient physical therapy