What Is Swingbed?
Swingbed is a program which serves as an interim between acute care and home care or Nursing Home.
It is for patients who have partially recovered and no longer require acute care, but are not ready to be discharged home.
What Services Are Offered?
24 hour nursing care
Discharge Planning/Social Services
Patients: The patient is allowed to remain in his/her community while receiving the best possible care. Being home enables the patient to keep in touch with family, friends, and be in familiar surroundings.
Families: Too often families are separated because patents must go to a larger hospital in order to obtain required services. By utilizing Neshoba County General Swingbed Program, your family member can return to their hometown, and receive the skilled care they require.
Advantages of Swingbed
Patients will be given the best care in a hospital setting, where they will be seen more frequently by their physician, and will receive therapy twice a day, five days a week.
Who Qualifies For Swingbed
Each patient is evaluated on an individual basis.
A. The patient must be in need of skilled care.
B. The patient must have been in acute care for at least 3 days, within the last 30 days for the same condition.
C. The patient requires service on a daily basis, at least 5 times a week.
Who Pays For Swingbed?
The swingbed stay can be paid in a variety of ways such as Medicare, Medicaid, or some Private Insurance .
Our highly trained team of Occupational Therapist, Physical Therapist, Speech Therapist, and Assistants are among the best in the region. We will work diligently to utilize the latest technology and treatment protocols, combined with true compassion and caring for our community, to return you or your loved one back to the highest level of function possible.
Joy Walker, Case Manager
Johnny Crenshaw, Swingbed Coordinator