Swing Bed Program
Lackey Memorial Hospital’s Swing Bed Program is used for patients who still need a high level of nursing care, but not the same degree as an acute patient. An example might be someone who has been ill or injured that needs a long recovery time.
Swing bed patients have an entire team of professionals working toward their recovery. Our swing bed team consists of Physician Hospitalists, RNs, LPNs, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Registered Dietician, and Occupational Therapy. The team creates a plan-of-care that is specific to the patients’ needs.
Think of our swing bed unit as a bridge between hospital and home.
Swing bed care serves patients who no longer require acute care, but still need nursing and rehabilitative care to help them recover. Some examples of patients that might find this program helpful are:
- Those recovering from a stroke
- Diabetes management patients
- Patients needing rehabilitation or therapy following a hip or knee replacement
- Those requiring IV therapy
- Those needing wound care and wound care education
- Patients who might be experiencing general weakness or lack of appetite brought on from illness or surgery
Our swing bed unit provides quality skilled nursing and skilled rehabilitation services.
Our mission is to help you become as independent as possible by providing the appropriate and necessary treatments, therapies, and support, as well as to provide a continuum of care to enhance the outcome of your stay. The ultimate goal of swing bed skilled care is rehabilitation. Our care team will be focused on easing you back into your day-to-day activities. Visitors of family and friends, hobbies and other comforts of home are encouraged.
We want you close to home and family. Even if you or a loved one has a procedure preformed elsewhere, you can always request to have your rehabilitation done at Lackey Memorial Hospital’s Swing Bed Unit. Have your care team contact your primary care physician to request our Swing Bed Unit or just call the hospital at (601) 469-4151.