Swing Bed

Contact Us

For more information about our rehab or skilled care services, call our Swing Bed Admissions Coordinator at 816-629-2776.

Swing bed patient in therapyIf you need time and additional care to recover from a surgery, illness or injury, Excelsior Springs Hospital's Swing Bed Program can help. You may be ready to leave a hospital's acute care setting, but you may not be quite ready to go home.

As a patient in our Swing Bed program, you will have an entire team of professionals working together to develop a plan of care that is unique to your individual needs. Enjoy easy access to quality nursing care and advanced therapies.

While traditional skilled services are provided in a nursing home setting, Excelsior Springs Hospital provides private rooms on our hospital wing. Our experienced healthcare professionals will assist you or your loved one in becoming as independent as possible before being discharged.

During your stay and as part of your recovery, you will be encouraged to dress in street clothes, eat meals out of bed and participate in daily nursing or rehabilitation as needed.

When is Swing Bed appropriate?

Consider our Swing Bed program if you or a loved one needs any of the following:

  • Orthopedic Rehabilitation
  • Physical, Occupational and/or Speech Therapy to Heal and Regain Strength
  • Post Acute Medical or Surgical Care
  • Specialized Wound Care
  • Stroke Rehabilitation

Advanced Care & Specialized Services

In addition to access to hospital services, we offer a range of clinical and social services to help you become as independent as possible and return home safely, including:

  • 24 hour Registered Nurses 
  • Discharge Planning/Social Services
  • High Nurse to Patient Ratio
  • In-house Pharmacy & Registered Dietician
  • Onsite 24 hour Emergency Services
  • Rehab Therapy Services
Patient and Therapist

Financial Information

Medicare is usually the primary payer of swing bed services, however, many commercial insurance companies as well as Medicare replacement plans provide swing bed (skilled nursing) coverage. Please call your commercial insurance carrier with questions regarding your coverage.

The length of stay for a swing bed program will depend on your progress and is determined by your physician and care team.