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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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