Swing Bed Program
Transitional Care & Skilled Nursing at Kirby Medical Center
If you are on your way to recovery but need a little extra care, the Swing
Bed program at Kirby Medical Center is here for you. Skilled nursing,
also called transitional or Skilled Nursing, is for patients who are improving
after surgery or a medical illness, but are not ready to return home following
hospitalization. Swing bed care provides patients with access to skilled
nursing and/or rehabilitative services.
Regaining Your Independence
We understand there’s no place like home, which is why we want you
to feel as comfortable as possible. During your time in Swing Bed care,
you’ll dress in your own clothes, enjoy family visits, have access
to the internet, and socialize in your private patient suite.
The Swing bed team includes nurses, physicians, therapists, dietitians
and case managers – all working to help you reach your recovery goals.
The Swing Bed program may be the best option for:
- Recovery from an accident, injury, illness or surgery
- Recovery from a planned surgery (e.g., hip replacement, knee replacement,
- Reconditioning after a lengthy hospital stay
- Stroke recovery
- Wound care
- Pain management
- Long-term IV therapy
The Swing Bed program provides one Registered Nurse for every five patients
or less. A physician is onsite 24 hours a day and an RN or CNA visit every
patient on an hourly basis to ensure exceptional skilled nursing care.
Kirby Medical Center is committed to patient and family member satisfaction.
Swing Bed Services
Our primary objective with Swing Bed care is to assist patients and their
families in meeting their individual goals, whether they be to return
home or transition to a new living environment. The scope of service available includes:
- Skilled Nursing Care for Wounds, IV Therapy, etc.
- Social Services
- Lab and therapy services
- Discharge planning
- Home care education
- Nutritional, occupational or physical therapy
- Therapeutic injections
- Intravenous medication
Call Kirby Medical Center at (217) 762-2115 to learn more about Swing Bed care.