Despite the image created by the name, a "swing bed" is not a hammock or a bed suspended in any way. Swing Bed care is a specialty service provided only by select, licensed hospitals. It is used for a second level of medically-supervised care, and is specially designed to fill the gap between the patient’s hospital stay and going home. Patients may receive appropriate therapies, ongoing nursing care, IV medications or assistance with healing wounds. Most importantly, patients can begin to participate in their own care, and continue their recovery before ever leaving the hospital.
Typically Swing Bed patients may have one or more of the following reasons for requesting a Swing Bed:
We understand when it comes to healthcare, you have a choice. At STRHS, we are licensed in swing bed care and we offer the finest amenities in a clean and professional environment.
You can see there is a difference.
Referrals can be directed to our Case Manager/ Swing Bed Coordinator: Katrina at (931) 363-9331.
Important Information we need for admission / registration:
The patient must have MEDICARE or have PRIVATE INSURANCE that will cover Swing Bed services. Patient must be willing to pay for services NOT covered by reimbursement. Patients are reviewed weekly or as needed in multidisciplinary patient care conferences to evaluate progression in the plan of care. Under the attending physician's guidance, all care will be provided to meet individual patient goals.
Swing Bed care is covered by Medicare, and some other health insurance policies. We will verify coverage prior to admission.