SoutheastHEALTH Swing Bed Program
What is the “Swing Bed Program?”
If you have further questions or would like more information on this program, you may contact our Case Manager at 573-614-1944.
To serve the needs of smaller hospitals and communities, Swing Bed is the term Medicare uses to describe a hospital room that can switch from acute care status to skilled care status. The actual bed/room does not usually change; what changes is the level of care that the patient in that room receives.
SoutheastHEALTH offers a Medicare Swing Bed Program as an alternative to prolonged acute hospitalization or short term nursing facility placement for post-acute extended care. The swing bed program provides skilled nursing care and rehabilitation services.
This may include: IV therapy as well as physical/occupational and speech therapy.