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The wheelchair patient bed is in the hospital ward.
The wheelchair patient bed is in the hospital ward.

Transitional Care and Swing Bed


Bradley County Medical Center offers Transitional Care and Swing Bed services. Our Rehabilitation team is able to offer physical, occupational, and speech therapy while the patient recovers and gains strength from surgery or hospitalization.

What is the Transitional Care and Swing Bed Program?

Medicare has established the Transitional Care and Swing Bed program to help meet the needs of smaller communities. After a hospital stay related to surgery, illness, or injury some patients may need further care to reach an optimal level of strength before returning home or to another residential facility.

The duration of stay will be based on the individual needs of the patient. Medicare will cover up to 20 days at 100% if the patient meets the criteria and shows positive progress.

Patients are discharged from Swing Bed after: a physician has determined they have gained the maximum benefit of skilled nursing and rehabilitation, the patient's care has become custodial, the care requires long-term rehab, or there is a change in the patient's level of care.

Key Features

A personalized plan of care.
Bedside Rounds that engage you, your family and your care team to help you reach your goals.
Hospital level nurse staffing to keep you safe and meet your needs.
Promotes a home-like environment accommodating family and individualized activity programs, as well as therapy in several environments.
Our on-site physician, therapy, radiology, laboratory and pharmacy teams will address all your medical needs.

Qualifications

The following requirements must be met by a patient to qualify for the Transitional Care and Swing Bed program: covered by Medicare Part A, have had three overnights in an acute care bed prior, and have an ongoing diagnosis and needs that meet the required skilled care defined by Medicare. HMO's and private insurance do not require three overnights.

Insurance

Transitional Care and Swing Bed is a Medicare benefit, worker's compensation (determined on a case-by-case basis), and most private/commercial insurance companies with prior authorization.

Bradley County Medical Center can also refer you to our Home Health department or another home health provider of your choice if continued service is needed or requested.

BCMC is happy to offer the Transitional Care and Swing Bed program to Warren and all of Southeast Arkansas. Our goal is to help our patients become independent, assist with their transition back home or to assisted living or long-term care.

For further information about our Transitional Care and Swing Bed Program please contact Belinda Taylor at 870-226-4341.

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Taylor Receives Latest BCMC DAISY Award


Belinda “Lee” Taylor, RN, was named the recipient of The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses ® in a recent ceremony at Bradley County Medical Center. This award is part of the DAISY Foundation's mission to recognize the extraordinary, compassionate nursing care they provide patients and families every day.

Taylor’s nomination stated that she exemplifies servant leadership evidenced by her willingness to support and serve both her patients and staff. The nomination continued by explaining that although she fulfills a charge nurse role, she strives to meet our needs by providing bedside care, answering call lights, administrating meds, managing admissions, or discharges. Her demeanor is always professional, pleasant, and cooperative and no matter how busy it gets, Taylor has a “we got this” attitude. The nomination concluded by saying that she is a strong patient advocate, and the nominator appreciates her as a colleague and leaders.






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