DMC Swing Bed Program can help make a smooth transition between acute care and your return home. This allows patients to be close to family and friends during rehabilitation, which can speed up recovery.
After surgery or hospitalization, some patients require additional care and transfer into a nursing home or rehabilitation facility to help improve their physical functioning.
At DMC, we can provide the transitional care with our Swing Bed Program, which includes skilled nursing; physical, occupational, and speech rehabilitation; and other services based on your treatment plan. Even if you were hospitalized elsewhere, you can transfer to the Swing Bed Program at DMC, bringing you closer to your family.
Patients with a minimum three day (and night) inpatient hospital stay, who require additional nursing care and/or rehabilitation services on a daily basis (for a short term stay of generally 1 to 3 weeks). Examples of patients that would be appropriate for our program are:
Our focus is to improve your functional, nutritional and medical health so you can return home. Our team, which consists of doctors; nurses; rehabilitation therapists (physical, occupational, and speech); a social worker; dietitian and discharge planner; will work with you, your family and your physician to create a treatment plan designed to help achieve your treatment goals.
We accept Medicare, including most advantage plans, and other insurances and will check coverage before admission so that patients know about any co-pays they may be responsible for.
Medicare and most Medicare Advantage plans often cover the Swing Bed Program if the Medicare clinical necessity guidelines for skilled nursing care are met. Most Medicare supplements will pay any co-pays or deductibles if there are any.
It is always a good idea to check with your insurance provider prior to any hospital service for coverage and pre-authorization.
We will be happy to assist you in your recovery. For more information or referral, please contact Jackie Harper from Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM
Department Manager: Heather Wynn