Transitions Swing Bed Program

TRANSITIONS - JC Blair’s Swing Bed Services

J.C. Blair’s Swing Bed Program involves skilled nursing and therapy services -- such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy -- provided in the hospital to prepare patients for their transition to home.  Patients can be admitted into this program from J.C. Blair’s acute care or intensive care units, or from other hospitals, nursing homes, or even their own homes, if they meet the required qualifications. 

The program is individualized to meet the needs of each patient with goal setting and patient involvement for a smooth transition to their homes or to an alternate level of care.

Examples of skilled needs that can be met in J.C. Blair’s Swing Bed Program include:

  • IV Medications
  • Wound Care
  • Pain Management 
  • Diabetes Monitoring 
  • Physical, Occupational, or Speech deficits

Who is Eligible for J.C. Blair’s Swing Bed Program?

  • Medicare insured patients with a skilled need who have had a three night qualifying hospital inpatient stay 
  • HMO insured patients with a skilled need who have been pre-approved for the skilled services

Common reasons for use of swing bed services: 

  • Orthopedic rehabiliation 
  • IV Therapy 
  • Post-operative care 
  • Pain Management 
  • Neurological impairment 

For further information or to check a patient’s eligibility, please contact JC Blair’s Case Management Department at J.C. Blair at (814) 506-4006 or fax a referral to (814) 643-7062.