Swing Bed Program

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Get back in the Swing of Things

At Bunkie General Hospital, we understand there are times a patient requires extra recovery time after a lengthy illness, hospital stay, or surgery before heading home. For those patients, we offer a comfortable and close to home option to continue your rehabilitation… our Swing Bed Program!

“Swing Bed” is a hospital-based program for patients who no longer need inpatient acute care but still require rehabilitation or skilled nursing care before returning home. Our Swing Bed Program helps patients reach their highest potential for independence by providing the continued help they need to return home safely.

Our Swing Bed Program offers services that are customized to each patients' needs and may include, but not limited to:
  • 24-Hour Skilled Nursing Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Nutritional Services
  • Wound Management
  • Long-Term IV Antibiotic Therapy
Patients who could benefit from our Swing Bed Program may include, but not limited to:
  • Those who need to regain strength and mobility after an illness, injury, or surgery
  • Those who are receiving long-term IV therapy
  • Those who need wound management
  • Those who are recovering from a stroke
  • Those who need diabetes management and education after new diagnosis
  • Those who need tube feeding or nutrition management and education after new placement

Returning Home

The care team monitors each patients’ progress to determine how long care is needed. Because your needs are unique, Bunkie General Hospital staff will work with you and your family to make all the necessary arrangements needed for your safe return home, such as:

  • Work with you throughout your stay to plan for your safe return home
  • Arrange for home-based services as needed
  • Arrange for alternate living arrangements if needed
  • Coordinate other community services and family help as needed
  • Coordinate the purchase of home medical equipment and supplies

Insurance Coverage

To qualify for admission to our Swing Bed Program, you must meet the criteria for Medicare and have a minimum stay in acute care of 3 midnights, or you must have approval from your insurance provider. Swing Bed care is covered by Medicare, most Medicare Advantage Plans, and commercial insurance plans. Each has its own criteria for the program.

How to get into Bunkie General Hospital's Swing Bed Program

Talk with your provider to determine if continued skilled care is needed and a referral can be sent to the Case Management Department of Bunkie General Hospital. One of our Case Managers will review your information along with our providers, check your insurance benefits, and if you qualify, will arrange for admission into our Swing Bed Program.

For more information or to refer a patient, please contact Lashayla Greenhouse, Care Coordinator. You may call M-F between 8 am and 3:30 pm. For after hours and weekends, please send an email with a brief description and contact information. She will be happy to talk with you to evaluate if our Swing Bed Program is right for you!

Contact Information

Lashayla Greenhouse, Care Coordinator