Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center is pleased to offer Swing Bed Program to community
Poteau, Oklahoma - According to the EOMC website – the words "Swing Bed" is the term that Medicare uses to describe a hospital room that can switch from acute care status to skilled care status. The actual bed/room does not change; what changes is the level of care that the patient in the room receives.
The goal of the swing bed program at EOMC is to return the patient to a permanent living situation as soon as possible. Although the patient under the swing bed program is in the hospital, the emphasis is on moving the patient to home or another living situation.
Who Benefits from a Swing Bed?
Examples of individuals who may benefit from this program include those who have had surgery, joint replacements, stroke patients who do not qualify for admission to a Rehab Center, IV Antibiotic therapy, terminal care or other illness and injuries. The patient will receive daily therapy and care to meet self-care goals established by you and your health care provider.
The patient has more time to recover and gain strength before going home, without having to go to a nursing home to recover. Daily therapy is centered on self-care skills and functional strengthening which will increase the patient’s independence when they leave. There is also continued access to your doctor and hospital services, should the need arise you can return to acute care without changing beds. Your family is welcome to be present and involved.
As a patient or patients' family, you have a right to say where you would like to go for care. Sometimes, families are pressured to use the facility the doctor tells them they are going to go to for treatment. But, people do have a choice.
Most families that utilize the swing bed program at EOMC do so because it is so convenient not only for the patient, but for the family and the care and rehab that the patient receives is more focused and individualized.
For more information on the Swing Bed Program contact the Swing Bed Coordinator at 918-635-3472 or a discharge planning nurse at 918-635-3323.
EOMC is located at 105 S Wall St in Poteau, Oklahoma (918) 647-8161
About Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center
Eastern Oklahoma Medical Center has been serving the needs of this community for over 60 years by combining the personal touch of a community hospital with state of the art technology. We provide a full range of medical services to the community. Our goal is to efficiently provide comprehensive personal healthcare services by making available modern medical equipment, specialized medical services, and medical knowledge which would be limited without proper facilities.
Information from www.eomchospital.com