Swingbed Rehabilitation Program

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital

415 N Main St
Ulysses, Kansas 67880

Emergency Room: 24/7

37.584549, -101.358531

Latitude: 37.584549, Longitude: -101.358531

Swingbed Rehabilitation Program

Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital

Swingbeds

Medicare established a covered program known as “Swingbed” to serve the needs of smaller hospitals and communities. Swing bed is a transitional unit for patients that no longer require acute care, but are not quite ready to return to their home. Our goal is to provide the necessary care through a collaborative team approach to help you get home as soon as possible. The department provides 24-hour nursing care and can be utilized to help rehabilitate from surgery, severe illnesses or accidents. It gives you time to heal and adjust before returning to everyday care. Examples of skilled care provided at Bob Wilson Memorial Grant County Hospital/Centura Health include:

Skilled Nursing Services

  • Intravenous Therapy

    Antibiotics, pain management, administration of medications for congestive heart, cardiac dysrhythmias, kidney and respiratory conditions, and IV feedings

  • Skin/Wound/Surgical Care & Follow-up

    Application of dressings with prescription medications or sterile dressing changes, treatment of decubitus ulcers (Grade 3 or worse) or widespread skin disorder,  management of post-operative wounds and drains, etc.

  • 24 Hours Nursing Supervision

    • Monitoring of vital signs
    • Institution of bowel and bladder training, colostomy or ileostomy care in the early postoperative period in the presence of associated complications
    • Teaching or training for self-administration of injectable medications, care of a recent colostomy or ileostomy, administration of insulin in newly diagnosed diabetic and diabetic diet and foot-care precautions.
  • Rehabilitation Therapy

    • Physical therapy services may include bed and wheelchair mobility, transfers, tolerance to activity, balance, posture strengthening and training that allows improvement to the prior level of functioning whenever possible.  Care is also provided post-orthopedic surgery (hip, knee, shoulder replacements) and post-stroke rehabilitation.
    • Respiratory therapy services may include teaching or training in the self‐administration of medical gases and newly prescribed use of bi-pap/c-pap

Patients must qualify under federal regulations to be admitted into a swing-bed program.  Prior to admission, they must have had a three night acute stay in the hospital and must be in need of a skilled service to help return to a previous functioning level.