Swing Bed Program

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.

What is a Swing Bed Program?

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.

Who Qualifies for Swing Bed?

Qualifying Criteria

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:

  • Those needing care after orthopedic surgery, such as joint replacement or fractures
  • Patients needing to continue or complete IV therapy
  • Patients recovering from an accident, injury or illness
  • Post-surgical patients

What to Expect

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.

Why Choose Dorminy Medical Center?

  • Low patient to nurse ratio
  • Our hospitalist program ensures that a physician is readily available
  • In-house 24-hour emergency care, if needed
  • Physical, occupational, speech and respiratory therapists, available as needed
  • In-house lab, imaging and surgery, if needed
  • Most importantly, we're close to your home, family and friends

Payment & Insurance

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 Jeremy Harper from Monday - Friday, 8:00AM to 4:30PM

Contact Us

Department Manager:  Jeremy Harper

Email:  jharper@remove-thisdorminymedical.org

Phone:  229-424-7248