Medicare Skilled Nursing

At Family Health West, we provide Skilled Nursing (Swing) Beds in our Critical Access Hospital setting. Patients are admitted under Skilled Nursing criteria which allow us to provide on-site Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapies. Plus, our hospital setting offers the distinct advantage of having on-site Laboratory, Radiology, and Respiratory services; as well as nursing staff who work with acute hospitalized patients with staffing ratios higher than any of the other skilled nursing facilities. Our patient-centered multidisciplinary rehabilitation climate assists patients to reach and maintain their highest potential. Services are custom designed for each patient’s specific needs.

As a swing bed patient, the customized care plan may include not only Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy, but may include Speech Therapy, Respiratory Care, Nutritional Assessment, Social Work Evaluation, and Medication Management as indicated by the patient’s needs and physician’s recommendations. This multidisciplinary team meets weekly to go over each patient’s individualized plan and make recommendations. Patients and families actively participate with this team allowing the best and most expedient care to be delivered. All this assists the patient work toward resuming daily activities and caring for him/herself at the highest level of functioning, including gaining the strength and independence to return to his/her home environment. Before they are transitioned home, patients are offered appropriate community resources in order to succeed at home as well as complete Discharge Instructions.

The length of stay is dependent on each patient’s individual needs and medical condition. Medicare Part A as well as some other insurances covers Skilled Nursing or Swing Bed programs provided the patient meets criteria.

For admission referrals or inquiries call our professional team at (970) 234-2420.