Swing Bed Services

Who needs Swing Bed Services?

There are times when a patient no longer needs the acute care first received in the hospital–yet may benefit from further rehabilitation services before you return home. For those patients, we offer Swing Bed Services. After surgery and hospitalization, patients may move their status from an acute care hospital patient to a swing bed patient. Others move from another hospital to a facility with swing bedcare, closer to home. The ultimate goal of swing bed care is to help the patient improve their physical functioning before returning home.

The skilled and compassionate staff at Fleming County Hospital works with patients and their families to create individualized treatment plans based on each patient's needs. Our goal is to help patients heal and gain strength, so they can regain their independence and return home.

Most Insurance Plans Accepted:

  • Medicare & Medicare Advantage plans
  • Most Medicaid plans
  • Most commercial insurance


Qualifications for Swing Bed Services

Patients are evaluated and admitted for Swing Bed care based on their medical and physical needs. Once it is determined that Swing Bed care is appropriate, qualifications include (but not limited to):

  • Qualifying 3-day in patient hospital stay (for most insurance providers)
  • Documented need for further nursing and therapy services
  • Patients who require long term IV therapy services
  • Wound care


Services Offered

While each patient's care is unique to their situation and treatment plan, our team consists of professionals from a variety of clinical areas including:

  • Primary physician or hospitalist
  • 24/7 hospital-trained nursing staff
  • Physical, Occupational, Respiratory and Speech therapy
  • Dietitian
  • Pharmacist
  • Personalized activities
  • Ministerial services


Discharge Criteria:

  • Specific goals have been met
  • Established safe transitional plan for home
  • Achieved maximum benefits of skilled nursing per therapy
  • Changes in patient's needs or level of care
  • Required home medical equipment needs arranged


To learn more about Fleming County Hospital Swing Bed Services, call 606.849.5035.