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Swing-Bed Transitional Care Services

Pioneers Medical Center provides swing-bed transitional care services to patients recovering from acute care services. Swing bed services are an essential solution provided by rural hospitals such as PMC, allowing us to continue serving our community by maximizing existing resources and providing patient-centric transitional care services.

What Are Swing-Bed Transitional Care Services?

Rural hospitals and Critical Access Hospitals provide swing-bed services that allow patients to transition from acute care to skilled nursing facility care without leaving the hospital. This enables patients to receive essential treatments and services in the same location even after acute care is no longer required.

The purpose of swing-bed transitional care services is to:

To qualify for swing-bed care, you must:

You may be admitted into a swing-bed unit if your medical needs can’t be adequately addressed at home or in a long-term care facility, but your condition no longer requires an acute hospital stay. One of the primary benefits of swing-bed care is that you can continue receiving your essential treatments and rehabilitation care in a familiar hospital setting before you’re ready to return home or explore additional options to receive the follow-up care you need.

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Medical Conditions Treated in a Swing-Bed Unit

Swing-bed care is provided to patients receiving treatment for a wide range of medical conditions requiring skilled nursing care and rehabilitation after they no longer need acute hospital care. Some of the most common conditions treated in a swing-bed unit include:

How Long Is the Average Stay in Swing-Bed Unit?

Swing-bed units are intended to provide short-term skilled nursing care and post-hospitalization rehabilitation. The goal is for patients to be discharged within three weeks. Your stay will depend on your specific needs, but the average stay in a swing-bed unit is typically one to two weeks.

Medicare coverage for swing-bed transitional care is limited to 100 days, and Medicare will cover 100% of the cost of the first 20 days of your swing-bed care.

Swing-Bed Services Offered at Pioneers Medical Center

Swing-bed transitional care services at Pioneers Medical Center are available for patients who do not meet in-patient criteria but need additional services above what home health can provide. Swing-bed patients can participate in activities and have their meals in our long-term care facility to provide socialization and assist with getting them out of their rooms. We also try to accommodate patients by offering activities in their rooms.

Our swing-bed patients will have access to:

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Raising the Bar for Healthcare on the Western Slope

Pioneers Medical Center provides comprehensive healthcare services to families in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley. Since opening our doors in 1950, we’ve developed a reputation as one of the premier medical facilities along the Western Slope of Colorado. Our team is committed to delivering the exceptional medical care you deserve while creating an amazing experience for our patients.

Our providers include some of the most highly regarded healthcare professionals along the Western Slope. We use the latest techniques and advanced technology to ensure you receive the quality treatment necessary to maintain optimal health.

Pioneers Medical Center was recently listed as one of the best hospitals for patient experience in the Western US. The list, compiled by the prestigious Becker’s Hospital Review, includes 27 facilities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. PMC was one of only six facilities in the entire state of Colorado and the only Critical Access Hospital in the state to be included on this list.

Contact us today to schedule an appointment. Pioneers Medical Center serves patients in Meeker and throughout the White River Valley.