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Eastland Memorial Skilled Nursing

Skilled Nursing

Offered through a CMS Swing Bed program, EMH is able to provide a step down program after acute care. Swing Bed is a term Medicare uses to describe a hospital room that can switch from acute status to skilled status. The actual bed and room do not need to change, what changes is the level of care the patient in that room receives. The program is an alternative to prolonged acute care hospitalization and allows qualified Medicare patients who are not ready to return home to continue progress toward self-care. Medicare will cover up to 20 days at 100% coverage providing the patient continues to make progress. This care level is not intended to be a permanent placement and patients return home or transfer to another facility for longer term care.


Be covered by Medicare Part A
Have 3 Overnights in an acute care bed prior to Swing Bed Services
Have an ongoing diagnosis that requires skilled care as defined by Medicare

Common Diagnoses

Patients with extended IV infusion needs, orthopedic surgeries and fractures requiring physical therapy, past-surgical procedures, neurological disorders like stroke and generalized weakness due to CHF, COPD and pneumonia.