Swing Bed Program

Our swing bed program is a Medicare sponsored program that provides extended care to individuals needing additional time to rebuild their strength following an acute illness or surgery.

The goal of our program is to help our patients return to their home and live independently or with the help of community resources.  As a patient in our swing bed program, you will receive specialized care from our nursing staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week.  Our nursing staff and your physician work as a team to provide personalized care in a home like environment.

Swing bed Requirements:

Swing Bed patients must have had a 3 day in-patient stay at any hospital and a need for either I.V therapy  or a need for one of the following:  Physical therapy, Occupational Therapy or Speech Therapy.

Components of our Swing Bed Program:
  • Discharge planning
  • Weekly meeting with the patient and patients family
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Daily activities include Guest Computer for social networking, Net Flix movies, or your favorite computer games / And more….
  • In-Home evaluations as necessary
Examples for which a patient may need a SWB stay:
  • De-conditioning or weakness due to any hospitalized illness or surgery lasting greater than 3 midnights, with the potential for improvement after hospitalization
  • Hip replacement, repair, fracture
  • Knee replacement
  • Spinal surgeries with extended recovery time
  • I.V. Therapy
  • Stroke or certain brain injuries
  • Wound Care
  • Cardio/Pulmonary conditions
  • Malignant/end-stage disease care
Swing Bed Team:
  • DeAnn Campbell, Physical Therapy
  • Kate Conwell, Speech/language Therapy
  • Mary Jane Damme, Occupational Therapy
  • Crystal Gipson, Physical Therapy
  • Alexis Herrman, Occupational Therapy
  • Kendra Heller, Physical Therapy
  • DeAnn Jackson, Swing Bed Coordinator
  • Angie Land, Physical Therapy
  • Sara McCarn, Physical Therapy
  • Haley Schmitz, Physical Therapy
  • Laura Vincent, Physical Therapy

Although our Swing Bed Program is sponsored by Medicare, we also accept many types of private insurance.  Please contact our swing bed coordinator at 785-458-7103, or ask your hospital social worker or case manager to contact us.  Our coordinator will provide you with a referral to our price line for a pricing quote.