Swing Bed Program

Keeping your loved ones close to home...

 

Boone Memorial’s Swing Bed Program is designed for short-term rehabilitation after an acute hospital stay. The goal is to help patients quickly reach their optimal level of independence after injury, illness or surgery and return safely home.

 

Swing Bed is a concept developed by Medicare in the 1970’s to help with underutilized hospital beds and the lack of nursing home beds in rural areas. This program is available to patients of BMH and patients whose initial acute stay may have been at another facility.

 

The Benefits to this Program are:

  • Allow patients to stay close to family and friends

  • Specialized care/services

  • An individualized treatment plan tailored to the patient’s personal situation

  • Experience all the advantages of a hospital-based rehabilitation program

  • Have an exceptional team of nurses, activity coordinators, nutrition experts, pharmacists, social workers, and physical therapists, all working together to make sure the patient’s health goals are met

How do I qualify for Swing Bed under the Medicare Program?

A consecutive, 3-day, acute level hospital stay within 30 days of admission to swing bed is required. The patient must also need some form of skilled nursing or skilled rehabilitation service, which can only be provided in a skilled nursing facility.

 

For more information:

Whitney Yeager

call: 304.369.1230 Ext. 6801

Examples of Skilled Care:
  • IV Therapy

  • Sterile dressing changes

  • Skin/wound care

  • Rehabilitation therapy

    • Physical therapy

    • Respiratory therapy

 

Contact Us

Boone Memorial Hospital

701 Madison Avenue

Madison, West Virginia 25130

info@bmh.org

304.369.1230

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by the State of West Virginia, and certified by the federal government to accept Medicare and Medicaid patients.

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