PCMH Swing Bed Services
What is Swing-Bed?
Swing bed is a transition bridge from an acute care hospital stay, to going home. The goal of swing bed is to return home at the same level of independence prior to entering into the hospital. Swing bed is 24 hour skilled nursing care plus the benefit of Rehabilitation or physical therapy. This helps to ease the transition home, gives the patient additional time to heal, gain strength and adjust before returning to everyday life.
Swing bed offers a variety of benefits. One of the best benefits is it is close to home in our local hospital, making it that much easier to heal.
Who needs swing bed?
• Stroke patients
• Patients needing to regain strength and mobility
• Patients needing specialized wound care.
• Patients receiving IV antibiotic therapy.
• Patients who need rehabilitation after surgery.
What type of care is provided?
• Skilled nursing to monitor certain conditions.
• Physical Therapy for patients after surgery or stroke.
• IV therapy/infusions
• Wound care/diabetic or slow healing wounds.
• Education/monitoring of new medications.
Who pays for Swing bed?
The swing bed program is a hospital- based program and Medicare is the primary payer of the services that meet the required criteria. However, many commercial insurance companies also provide swing bed coverage. Private pay is also accepted.
How Do I Qualify?
A patient must have had a 3 night qualifying stay in an acute care setting in the past 30 days. A referral from the primary care physician is needed to start the process.
Swing bed services operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PCMH utilizes a professional team that includes physicians, physical therapists, dieticians, Activities coordinator, Registered nurses, Licensed Vocational nurses, and nurse assistants.
For more information on our Swing Bed program please contact:
RN-Swing Bed Coordinator/Case Management/Utilization Review at 432-336-4257. Fax: 844-315-6625
Contact Social services at 432-336-2004. FAX 844-848-9345