When rehabilitation is needed after surgery, injury or illness, your doctor may refer you to our swing bed program at Saint Joseph Berea. This program is designed to provide care for our patients who have become well enough for discharge from the acute care hospital setting but need a little more healing time before returning home.
At Saint Joseph Berea, we provide skilled rehabilitative care to those:
- Recovering from surgery
- Requiring IV medication therapy following a lingering illness
- Needing strength training after a prolonged hospitalization
The swing bed program allows you to be close to home, family and friends while continuing your recovery. We serve patients in Madison, Garrard, Jackson, Rockcastle and Estill counties. Our program is accredited by The Joint Commission and received a 4 Star rating by CMS.
To learn more about the swing bed program, call 859.986.6372 to speak with a case manager.
What is a Swing Bed?
The swing bed idea arose in the 1970s from problems facing rural health care such as the need for extended hospital stays. This program allows extended skilled nursing care in a hospital setting for a variety of patients who need additional services.
The program is so named because it allows a physician to “swing” your level of care from acute to skilled services while you remain in the hospital. Should you require acute care again, you can be “swung” back to acute care.
Benefits and Services
Examples of people who may benefit from this program include:
- Patients transferred from another hospital to complete their recovery
- Patients who have been hospitalized and need additional treatment before they are discharged
- Patients in need of physical rehabilitation services
- Patients requiring skilled care
Inpatient care is provided by our hospitalists. Our hospitalists are dedicated primary care physicians who work diligently to care for our patients with compassion and excellence. We care for the whole you—mind, body and spirit—with services ranging from IV therapy and wound care to respiratory therapy, social services and spiritual care.
Call 859.986.6372 for more information about the swing bed program at Saint Joseph Berea.
Saint Joseph Berea
05 Estill Street
Berea, KY 40403