Welcome to our Swingbed Skilled Services Program. Skilled care is an alternative to the earlier hospital discharge as required by Medicare regulations. To meet Medicare criteria for admittance to the Swingbed Program a person must be in need of some form of skilled care. Skilled services that are offered here include the following: nursing therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy, psychological consultation, dietary consultation, laboratory, pharmacy, activity, and social services.
The Swingbed Program derives its name from the fact that the patients are "swung" from the acute level of care, after a minimum of 3 consecutive midnights, to the skilled level of care if the skilled admission criteria is met. Upon discharge from your skilled stay, you may then be "swung" to an intermediate care facility or discharged to home. Some of the patients could be "swung" from acute to skilled care and then "swung" back to acute care if their condition warrants.
To assist you in understanding the program, we have listed some of the highlights of the Swingbed Program:
Our goal is to assist you in regaining your health. We would appreciate any questions, comments, or concerns about our program.