Swing Bed Program

The Swing Bed Program at
Monroe County Hospital

We focus on providing the highest quality of care so that you can achieve the highest level of independence

Monroe County Hospital has an extended hospital stay program that will minimize the stress and anxiety of rehabilitation and going home following a long hospital stay, trauma, or surgery. We understand that this has a major impact on your life and your family's lives and have created a comfortable, caring, private and therapeutic environment in order to optimize your recovery.


The Swing Bed Extended Hospital Stay Program is paid for by Medicare and most Medicare Advantage plans as long as the Medicare clinical necessity guidelines for skilled nursing care are met. Most Medicare supplements will pay any co-pays or deductibles if there are any. We will assist you in determining your financial responsibility.


Rehabilitative therapies include physical, occupational, and speech therapies. Our team of professionals will develop an individualized plan of care based on your specific needs and goals. Therapy sessions are conducted in short frequent sessions throughout the day in order for you to rest and rejuvenate between sessions. You will need comfortable clothing and shoes that fit well and have good traction.


X-ray and laboratory services on-site

Complex wound care management.

IV antibiotic therapy

Respiratory Therapy

Certified wound care nurse that can manage surgical, traumatic or infectious wounds, diabetic ulcers, and bed sores.


Our focus is improving your functional, nutritional, and medical condition. During your stay the hospital staff and medical staff will collaborate with you to create a treatment plan and set functional and health status goals. The team will meet each week to evaluate your progress and treatment plan and begin making arrangements for equipment or services you will need upon discharge.
Other benefits you will have are:

Medical oversight

Nutritional evaluation

Daily menu planning

Discharge planning

Visitors are welcome to stay overnight

Private rooms with televisions and telephones

For more information on services provided through our Swing Bed Program, please contact our Swing Bed Coordinator, at 478-994-2521, ext. 247 or 242 or at 478-319-7812.

You may also click on the following links to be directed to a Referral/Request Form or a Swing Bed Brochure for added convenience.

Click Here for Swing Bed Referral Form

Click here for Swing Bed Brochure