Inpatient Rehabilitation or Swing Bed Program
What is a Swing Bed?
Swing Bed is 24 hour skilled nursing care plus the benefit of "rehabilitation" therapies to help patients transition to home or a long term care facility. Swing bed can also be utilized to help rehabilitate from surgery, illness or accident. It consists of an inpatient hospital stay to receive physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy as indicated.
Swing Bed is like a bridge from the hospital before going home. It gives the patient time to heal and adjust before returning to everyday life. Our main purpose will be to provide you the necessary care through a collaborative team approach, facilitating therapists and skilled nursing to obtain the optimal outcome possible.
Who needs Swing Bed care?
Inpatient physical rehabilitation is commonly used for:
Patients who need rehabilitation after orthopedic surgery or fractures
Patients receiving IV antibiotic therapy
Patients needing continued wound care
Patients needing to regain strength and mobility
To qualify for Swing Bed care, a Medicare recipient must have completed a three day acute care stay, either at WMRMC or another acute care facility.
Who Pays for Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation or Swing Bed?
The Swing Bed program is a hospital based program and Medicare Part A is the primary payer of Swing Bed services. Medicare can cover Swing Bed for up to 100 days with various co pay charges. Co pays can be offset by secondary insurance since health policies differ our admission coordinator will verify your coverage, so as long as a patient meets Medicare criteria, has days left in the benefit period, and the doctor approves the stay, a patient may receive Medicare Swing Bed services.
Swing Bed Services
Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapy are offered for patients that have had joint replacement, major orthopedic surgery, or stroke, thereby improving their level of capability, independence and function.
Continued wound care after recent surgery
Skilled nursing care
Your Inpatient Physical Rehabilitation Team
The patient's personal physician, or a hospital based physician, called a hospitalist, who keeps the patient's doctor informed
A case manager, who facilitates patients stay, coordinates the patient's care and discharge
Laundry Services, provided by House Keeping
Physical, Occupational and respiratory therapists
Patient Billing Supervisor
We transport from any hospital in Arizona or New Mexico to our facility.
Case Management or information about the inpatient rehabilitation program, please contact:
Andra Choate / John Hitchcock