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Transitional Care

Methodist Health Swing Bed Program

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 Health in Morganfield 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 & 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.