Methodist Hospital Union County Swing Bed Program
Union County Transitional Care
As patients recover, they will eventually find they no longer need the
intensive care provided by Hospital staff. Though your health may be on
the right track, you still might not be ready to return home and lose
the safety net of having medical professionals close by. For these patients
Methodist Hospital Union County offers the Swing Bed program also called
transitional care. This is an accredited program where patients work with
skilled nurses and Hospital staff to prepare for their return home. These
services include rehabilitation, learning exercise routines and getting
accustomed to medication schedules.
As you prepare to go home, the Swing Bed Program helps you with:
- Skilled Nursing Services
- Restorative Care
- Comprehensive Wound Care
- Full Body Whirlpool
- Orthopaedic Rehabilitation
- Cardiac Recovery
- Respiratory Services
- Infusion Therapies
- Cancer Services
- Traumatic Injury Recovery
- Digestive Disease Services
Why Receive Transitional Care?
Insurance providers do not always cover Hospital stays for as long as patients’
require. Transitional care provides you with a chance to continue your
care at an affordable cost. Many patients feel anxious at the thought
of immediately leaving the Hospital while they still feel weak from their
ailment. The Swing Bed Program helps patients when:
- You are not able to care for yourself at home,
- You need intensive pain management,
- You need short term skilled nursing or therapy services,
- You need to be closer to home for recovery.
Case Management and Discharge Planning
The discharge planning process begins prior to admission to the facility,
at which time the patient and family discuss goals for recuperation and
plans for on-going care.
During your stay, the plan is re-evaluated by all members of the team and
the levels of care are adjusted according to patient progress and needs.
This care planning process is an integral part of our team's ability
to ensure that goals are met as quickly as possible.
For more about The Swing Bed Program, call 270-389-5135. You can also visit
us at 4604 US Highway 60 West in Morganfield.