If you need time and additional care to recover from a surgery, illness or injury, Excelsior Springs Hospital’s Transitional Care (also known as 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 Transitional Care 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 Transitional Care appropriate?

Consider our Transitional Care 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
• Low Nurse to Patient Ratio
• In-house Pharmacy & Registered Dietition
• Onsite 24 hour Emergency Services
• Rehab Therapy Services

Financial Information

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

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

For more information on Transitional Care, please contact

Misty Lawson
Utilization Review Manager